Join The Schiele Museum throughout 2021 for our Primitive Skills workshop series.
Discover the history of our human ancestors and learn some of the skills that have helped them survive
and grow culturally.
November 6, 8 AM - 5 PM
Participants in this workshop will learn the uses and manufacturing processes for making gourd implements such as containers, instruments, ornaments, and various other items used every day in prehistoric lifestyles.
• Personal Protective Equipment (protective eyewear, mask, gloves, etc.)
• Sharp pocketknife or sheath knife
Schiele Members: $75 per person
Non-Membners: $85 per person
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March 27, 2021
The controlled use of fire is one of the most significant technological advances in human evolution. Wherever humans are found, fire is found alongside them. From providing warmth, to purifying water and cooking food, fire has been a tool of humankind for millions of years.
In this workshop, participants:
* Learned how to select wood and tinder,
* Procured materials for various fire starting methods,
* Learned the basics of friction fire-making methods including bow drill, hand drill, flint and steel, and more.
* Constructed their own complete fire making kit to take home.
Tattoos have a long and culturally-rich history throughout the world. Participants in this workshop will explore primitive tattoos worldwide, from the oldest tattoos found on the Ötzi the Iceman to the Coastal Indians of North Carolina. Participants will discuss different styles and motifs; make primitive tattooing tools, inks, and pigments; and practice tattooing on non-human skin.
July 31-August 1
Stone tools have been used by humans for millions of years. Discover the history of stone