Ancestral Skills Courses
Bow-Making w/ Modoc Bows
Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18, 24-25 || 9:00am – 5:00pm
Green Anchors || N. Portland, OR
Three Days, $550 || 5 student limit
Make a bow with Joshua Hood Marvin of Modoc Bows! Modoc Bows harvests wood to produce custom bows, teaching how bows are made from an indigenous perspective. Our attitude is that of gratitude and acknowledging the life force that has been taken to produce a hunting tool. All bows are made with hand tools such as hatchets, draw knives, rasps and lots of sandpaper. This provides a connection to individual pieces of wood as each bow is created at its own pace. Power tools (like electric planers and sand belts) are disconnected from the spirit of the wood. There are no cutting corners here. Most people are looking for community and a shared experience rather than novelty. This is true to the experience you will find when you commit to a class with Josh.