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Vermilionville ,  300 Fisher Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508

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Recurring: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday

Price: Yes

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Vermilionville is continuing to host monthly workshops that will allow you to learn crafts from our master artisans. On the first Saturday of every month, we will highlight a different craft from the old Acadian, Creole and Native American ways of life. Topics will range from woodcarving to textiles to foodways and many things in between.

During August's workshop, you will learn from and work with Gary Perry of the Avogel Tribe of Louisiana. He has over 40 years of experience as a flint knapper, as well as experience in moccasin craft, bow craft, beadwork and many other traditional skills. This class will cover the basic techniques and skills used by the Native American people for hundreds of years, teaching our visitors how to create the basic blade shape, the same that might be found on the tip of an arrow or spear. The class is limited to 12 people, and cost is $35 per person. Students will leave the class with gloves, a leather pad, an ishi-stick and abrader stones as well as other tools and the project they work on in class.