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Adults, Teens, Children (12+)
Sept 28 & Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
3:30pm-7:30pm each day
2307 Lucas Turnpike, High Falls, NY
$475 per participant, includes all materials
Financial aid and sibling discount not available for this program.
In this 5-part workshop, you will make a bow of local wood fit for your own size and strength. All materials and tools will be supplied.
Adults, teens and older children (ages 12+) are invited to register. Space is limited to only 6 participants.
NOTE: As the workshop overlaps with dinner time, participants will be asked to bring food to share.
Rolando was born in Transylvania, a region of Romania with a long tradition of craftsmanship, rooting his skills in many family generations.
Rolando is a graduate of the Romanian Academy of Fine Arts, Bucharest, and spends some of his time as an associate professor, teaching metalsmithing and product design at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Rolando may occasionally be spotted climbing the rock cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains or tending to his wood-fired sourdough bread.
Jason Wayne Beever is an internationally known bowyer, located in the New York Catskill Mountains, who embraces the craft traditionally.
His methods are rooted in history as he processes all his materials by hand — from harvesting and processing the wood from the forest, making his own glue from fish air bladders and scraps of dried tendon, untwisting and flattening horn into plates, and always varying fabrication techniques from various cultures around the globe.
Jason’s repertoire ranges in eras and locations around the world: from the Asiatic and Eurasian composite horn bows to the long bows, recurves, and other individual styles of the indigenous peoples of Northern Europe and North America.