Have you ever wanted to know how early man and prehistoric people made their survival tools? Have you ever wanted to learn about flintknapping? Even make your own flint tools or weapons?
I run personal workshops (courses) for a maximum of three people, in which you will learn how to make a flint tool using the same techniques are ancestors would have been familiar with. By keeping the numbers low you will be assured of excellent tuition – and impressive results.
These personal courses are held at my workshop near Chepstow. Attendees of all ages are welcome, including childeren from 8 years old.
A flintknapping workshop always proves to be an extremely enjoyable day for both the students and myself, learning how our ancestors created and used their tools to survive. This serious experimental education in the world of lithics is (as often as ‘modern’ humanly possible) carried out while having something of a giggle along the way.
Learn how flint tool and weapon designs changed from the earliest paleolithic, then mesolithic and finally ‘recent’ neolithic times.
Students are, of course, welcome to keep all of the flint tools that they make during workshops which (depending on level of experience) will include arrowheads, spearheads, hand-axes and scrapers. I have never had a student leave empty-handed or disappointed with their progress. All will take at least one replication of a prehistoric tool home that they have made, guaranteed!
Personal workshops are also available as a gift on request – certainly makes an unusual present.
Price quoted is per day for up to three people. Workshops run from 10am to 4pm on weekdays or weekends and can be arranged around your commitments. Details of nearby accommodation available on request. Please do contact me if you need further details and for current workshop schedules.