Join our 9-month bow making immersion. Train in the art of bow making with experts. Work in multiple crafting methods from the advanced self-bow to a bamboo laminate longbow.
Trackers Immersion Informational Night
When April 12, 2017, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Where Trackers Earth Portland 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue
Come explore our year-round adult courses. Learn about our monthly study programs in wilderness survival, homesteading, blacksmithing or archery. Meet our instructors and current students. Discover how long-term immersion in traditional skills strengthens your connection to nature and community.
This is our adult bow making immersion program, we also offer a bow making program for youth.
Craftsperson & Archer
The Bows In most bow making courses you craft one bow. This program teaches you to make many different types. Building a diversity of bows develops the core skills of understanding wood and tillering—crafting the bow stave down to the symmetrical bend. In this course you make a minimum of four bows:
Flat Bow: A bow made from pre-selected wood.
Survival Bow: A bow you craft with simple bladed tools that can we replicated in a wilderness living situation.
Advanced Self Bow: A bow made from the highest quality stave of wood that intensively follows the grain.
Bamboo-Hickory Longbow: A laminate longbow made from hickory and bamboo.
Arrow Making Learn to craft your own arrows.
How it Works
Mentoring Weekends: Immersion students attend one monthly Saturday from September to May. If you also attend the Immersion Programs you get the Bow Making Immersion at a reduced cost.
Skills Evenings & Open Range: Immersion students and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thursday) and our Open Archery Range (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) where you can loose arrows anytime. We highly recommend that you attend skills evenings or spend an additional 2-hours a week working on our course projects.
- September - April
- This program runs September to April. Studio days are usually from 9am-4pm.
- 9 Field Days + Community Events
- One Sunday a month, 9am - 4pm. Check out the class schedule.
Attend Skills Evenings (Thursday) or Open Archery Range (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) anytime. The option of over 200 more hours of class time for the entire family at no additional cost.