This course is for students who have basic skills in flintknapping and who want to move on to the next level in this artform. We will begin class with a review of the skills in percussion knapping, pressure flaking and problem solving. We will also review how to thin down a biface by “raising the edge” and then carry this technique to the pressure flaking stage. Students will also be instructed on how to work a slab of stone with a combination of both percussion and pressure flaking techniques using 3 different tools, a medium sized bopper, a large pressure flaker and an “ishi” stick. A brief introduction to new tools for a flintknapping tool kit will be discussed along with art that can be made with a completed arrowhead. “FOG” or “flake over grinding” knapping will also be explained. The materials fee includes: practice stone and tools for class use, 1 biface, 1 ground preform, 1 5/16"x2"x4" slab of obsidian, and materials to create an arrowhead lapel pin.
Length: 1 Day