Primitive Arrow Making

Saturday, August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



Evidence of early humans using spears can be dated to nearly half a million years ago.  Far predating the bow that launches it, the arrow is essentially the technological evolution of the heavy thrusting spear into a lighter, faster, and more portable version.

The ability to have increased mobility to track game and use projectile weapons to hunt from afar is, in many circles, considered to be the defining advantage that allowed modern humans to survive during the last ice age.

In this class we will explore some of the ways our ancient ancestors used to fashion arrows for their bows.  You will learn how to:

  • Find and select suitable raw materials for arrow shafts
  • Straighten arrow shafts using, bindings, heat, and friction
  • Fletch arrows using natural feathers
  • Secure stone points on your arrows using natural glues and bindings
  • Make and use pine pitch glue
  • Fashion effective arrows with and without fletching or points


This is an intensive class held in an outdoor environment.  Children
five and under may attend free of charge with a registered adult. 

Class Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Location: Santa Fe Springs CAarrows-2-300x224

Early Bird Registration (ends August 11th): ….…….… $55
Standard Registration: ………………………………….……… $65
Materials Fee: ……………………………………………..………. $10

*Additional details, including directions and what to bring, will be provided after sign up below. 




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