Les Mains Guidées: Native American Flint Knapping
Vermilionville is continuing to host monthly workshops that will allow you to learn crafts from our master artisans. On the first Saturday of every month,
unless noted otherwise, we will highlight a different craft from the old Acadian, Creole and Native American ways of life. Topics range from woodcarving
to textiles to foodways and many things in between.
During June's workshop, you will learn from and work with Gary Perry of the Avogel Tribe of Louisiana. He has over 40 years of experience as a flint knapper, as well as, experience in moccasin craft, bow craft, beadwork and many other traditional skills. This class will cover the basic techniques and skills used by the Native American people for hundreds of years.
Participants will learn how to shape flint and stone to craft tools and weapons. Students will leave with their project, gloves, eye protection and necessary tools needed to continue their practice at home. The class is limited to 15 people and cost is $45 per person.
To register, click here. Or, you can call 337.233.4077 x.211 or e-mail Vville@BayouVermilionDistrict.org.