Many of my classes are sponsored by organizations such as nature centers, museums and landtrusts. These are only a few examples of what I can offer. The cost varies by time, materials and preparation on my part.  If you wish to book a class or learn more contact me at andobos@yahoo.com

Wildlife Tracking Walks and Classes

Red Fox Tracks

There are always clues created by wildlife for us to decipher, telling a story of their habits and lives.  By learning the language of track and sign we gain insight into Nature’s mysteries.  Our Wildlife Tracking Winter Weekend is all about mysteries and questions.  Who left this track?  How did this feather get here?  Why are the birds all calling from over there?  Young or not so young, students will learn a new way to look at the world and experienced trackers will be challenged toward a greater understanding of Nature.

I offer 3 hour walks, 6 hour classes and multiple day intensives.  Expect mud, snow and a lot of standing in the cold… and amazing discoveries.

Ancient Fire MakingFire

To create fire from nothing but sticks and ingenuity is fun, empowering and magical.  This is your chance at a glimpse at real understanding of humanities relationship with fire.  It is one of our earliest and most versatile tools.  In this workshop participants will learn how to make fire with the bow drill method and experience demonstrations of other ancient fire techniques.

A 4 hour version of this class sends students home with the key components and a few hours of mentoring and practice.   With an 8 hour class students will go home with a complete kit and more practice/mentoring time bringing the student closer to mastery.

Bow Making Intensive

Holmegaard bow handle

A symbol of humanities ingenuity and mastery of skill, archery has existed for at least 10,000 years. In this 3 day class students will go from log to hunting tool covering the entire process of bow making.  Along the way you will gain experience in hand tools necessary for the task.

This is a 3 day class.  Tools and materials provided. Max 5 students.

Spoon Carving Workshop

maple spoon

Trees have been used by people to make useful and beautiful objects as far back as we can imagine.  Spend a day learning to transform pieces of wood into a spoon or ladle (or both if your a quick study).  Instruction will include how to use tools such as knives, chisels, hatchets and saws safely and effectively.  This is a great introduction to woodcarving of any kind.

A 4 hour class.

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