This hands-on demonstration will draw on ancestral skills including drilling and use of soft stone and shells.
Participants will have an opportunity to create a bead made from materials such as soft stone, bone and shell, using primitive drilling techniques. Knowledge of ancestral drilling skills are applicable to a wide variety of primitive life/survival skills. This workshop will offer a hands-on introduction to such skills as: soapstone bead-making, fire by friction, and making natural pigment face/body paint. Grown-ups welcome, too!
Wade Myslivy has many years of experience in a wide variety of primitive life skills and their application on the prairie/forest transition zone. He has a lifelong interest in the technologies employed by primitive and pre-industrial people and the manner in which they can be used in our region to promote sustainability and awareness. He lives with his family on a diversified, small farm in Jefferson County, where they raise vegetables, fruit trees, sheep, pigs, chickens and bees.