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Flint Knapping - beginners intro

5(2 reviews)
Learn one of the most ancient craft skills to make tools and weapons as used throughout much of the Stone Age and beyond
Various Locations
In-person
£85 pp
5hrs
Intermediate
Next available date:6th April 2024
What happens in this class?

One of the most ancient craft skills, flint knapping has been important for almost all of human existence.

Flint knapping involves the controlled flaking of flint to produce tools and weapons, therefore common sense means taking precautions.

We will provide safety gloves, eye shield, and leg pads along with other safety precautions.

We will provide facilities like toilet, hand-wash, etc and also water / tea / coffee. Please bring your own lunch / snacks.

These workshops are strictly 21+ and for those with a sensible and practical disposition. We will guide you but close attention to instructions and cautions will be necessary…

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Things to remember

We will provide safety gloves, eye shield, and leg pads along with other safety precautions.

Please ensure you wear:

• Solid, closed toe boots like walking boots – no wellies or trainers! • Full length trousers – jeans are ideal. • Long sleeved jumper and coat, preferably no artificial materials. • No scarves or other dangly…

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Latest Reviews
5(2 reviews)
Richard - 4 June 2023
A fabulous day. Very engaging and informative with great practical demonstrations and tuition. Gives a great insight and better understanding into the skills required and a greater appreciation of this ancient craft.Very enjoyable. I would highly recommend
Lorena - 17 January 2023
Very complete course, giving us an introduction to the history and theory around flint knapping followed by time to practice the different techniques we learned about. We came back home with an assortment of flint tools in various stages of finishing, and I'm looking forward to doing some more work on them :) Definitely recommended if you are new to flint knapping and want to gain some introductory insight and skills!
Booking Options
5hrs workshop1 class
£85
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£85
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Age Requirement

21

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.
Your Teacher

Sound for Health is a multi-faceted business run by professional musician and designer Jonathan Cope MA(RCA). Based in his studio and home in NW London Jonathan runs courses on a wide range of skills, many of which will be presented here on Obby for the first time.

Jonathan has taught thousands of people at events throughout the UK and also delivers regular workshops in UK schools. He specialises in tailoring his teaching to different skill levels and gives thorough tuition whatever the discipline.

SFH Studio is smoke free and pet free. There is on-road parking nearby or…

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Reviews

Richard - 4 June 2023
A fabulous day. Very engaging and informative with great practical demonstrations and tuition. Gives a great insight and better understanding into the skills required and a greater appreciation of this ancient craft.Very enjoyable. I would highly recommend
Lorena - 17 January 2023
Very complete course, giving us an introduction to the history and theory around flint knapping followed by time to practice the different techniques we learned about. We came back home with an assortment of flint tools in various stages of finishing, and I'm looking forward to doing some more work on them :) Definitely recommended if you are new to flint knapping and want to gain some introductory insight and skills!