Archery Academy


Hosted by Device of Three Mountains

The Barony of Three Mountains (Clackamas & Multnomah Counties, OR)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): William Tarrell
Date: August 18 , 2018
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 18th 2018
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Marshall’s Farm
34058 Sykes Road St. Helens, OR 97051

Barony of Three Mountains    Sat Aug
18th, 2018

The Barony of Three Mountains invites all who are interested in
Archery and all other missile combat activities to join us for
Archery Academy 2018.  This year, Archery Academy will be a
one-day event, with a particular focus on creating Archery and
Missile Combat related items, from building your own bow, to string
making, from creating an Atl Atl and Darts to making a
Quiver.  Join us for a day that will help you develop your
skills and equipment while making new friends!  After classes,
join us for an Archer’s Potluck!  We provide the meat!

Site Fee:  $20 per adult ($5 Member Discount), Youths 17
and younger Free


Marshall Farm
34058 Sykes Road
St. Helens, OR 97051


8:00 am –         Gate

9:00 am –         Morning
Classes Begin

1:00 pm –         Lunch

2:00 pm –         Afternoon
Classes Begin

6:00 pm –         Evening

6:30 pm – ?      Archer’s Potluck

7:00 pm –         Baronial


Event Steward: William Tarrell
(aka Deane Stitt),
503-730-5689 (no calls after 9 pm please)


Use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated. Abusers will be
directed to leave the site.      As there are cats
and wildlife, please leave your pets at home.   Children
must be with a parent at all times. Most of the classes are not
appropriate for children under 16 years old.    Smoking
is allowed only in approved areas. You may not smoke at your
campsite.   Site is discreetly wet.  Alcohol is
permitted for those of legal drinking age.  Riotous
drunkenness is not allowed.     Bardic music is
encouraged.  Loud recorded music is not and should be left at
home.   The property owners reserve the right to
interpret the rules as needed and if you cause issues, you
will be asked to leave.    Area for camping and
classes  is flat but outside and ground can be uneven. 
Bring a flashlight and any needed aid for travel on uneven ground
and  for night time use.    Portable Toilets will be
in use  on site.  


There is limited camping available Friday and Saturday night,
with preference given to attendees from outside the Greater
Portland area and/or instructors.  Contact the Event Steward
directly if you would like to camp at the event.  There is no
additional fee for camping.  Please bring your own water for
cooking, etc.


9:00 am

Tillering a Longbow (this is an all day class)

Construction of Atl Alt & Darts (2 hours)

Archery 101 (2 hours)

10:00 am

Thrown Weapons -Knife (1 hour)

11:00 am

Target Archery Marshaling (2 hours)

Medieval Period Arrow Making (2 hours)

Thrown Weapons – Axe (1 hour)

History of European Archery (1 hour)

12:00 pm

Thrown Weapons – Spear (1 hour)

1:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm

Tillering a Long Bow (continued from Morning Session)

Children’s Archery (1 hour)

How to Check Your Thrown Weapons and Basic Techniques (2

Introduction to Carving Leather Using Simple Tools (2 hours)

Making Flemish Bow Strings (2 hours)

3:00 pm

Children’s Archery (1 hour)

4:00 pm

Tuning Your Body and Bow (2 hours)

Mary Rose Quiver Construction (2 hours)

Intro to Children’s Thrown Weapons



Tillering a

Hugh MacDomhnaill

Cost: $30.00, Class Size: 1-6

Learn the art of making a fair curve and controlling the
strength of a bow.  We will provide roughed out flat bow
blanks which you will finish in class, learning about tillering,
tool use and care and the basics of the art of bowyer.

Be prepared to get dusty and dirty.  Bring your own
Band-Aids…we’ll be working with sharp tools!  Bring a chair
if you want to sit down for a break.


of Atl Atl and Darts

Domhnall MacCeallaigh of Dublin

Cost: $10.00, Class Size: 1-10

You will be creating and Atlatl and Darts. It is a simple
process which anyone can do, using simple hand tools. I will be
providing all the necessary tools to complete the projects. There
are no power tools used in the construction of these items.
Depending on your skill level you should be able to complete these
in 2 to 4 hours.

Bring a chair


Target Archery

Ai’binn ingen hui Ne’ill 

Cost: $2.00, Class Size: 2-20

This class will give an overview of the latest SCA Target
Archery Marshal’s Handbook, with added real-life examples. Students
will learn the rules for safely running a range, how to judge the
overall safety of the range and inspect equipment, etc. They will
learn the commonly used commands when marshaling, become familiar
with the types of bows/arrows allowed in the various shooting
categories, and more.   After this class students should
be able to practice running an archery range a few times (under
supervision), and then they can be certified as junior target
archery marshals.

Students should bring Pen/pencil to take notes on their printed
copy of the handbook. Personal archery equipment for practice
inspection will be helpful. Bring a chair/stool  for your



Duncan McKai

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1 to 12

In this class students will learn the following:
Part 1
 Parts of the bow and of the arrow;
 Types of bows, bracers & quivers typically used in the
 Other types of equipment and accessories used;
 Range rules and etiquette
Part 2
Basic shooting techniques including:
 Stance, Grip, Form, Aim

Students should bring any equipment they have


Period Arrow Making

Richard de Westwode  
AKA Richard the Fletcher

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1-99

We will discuss principles of arrows and arrow making
(fletching) and specifically work on horn insert self knocks and
whipping.  There will be some hands on opportunities to work
on self knocks and everyone will be able to learn how to whip (tie
on) the fletches (feathers).  No previous fletching experience
needed, but will be helpful.

Bring an arrow with fletches attached.  You can use this
arrow to practice your whipping.  Note paper and audio/visual
recording is fine.


Weapons –  Knives

Master Robert of Wolford

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1-10

We will cover the basics of learning to throw with a

Bring your own throwing weapons. Limited loaner gear will be


Weapons – Axes

Master Robert of Wolford

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1-10

We will cover basics of learning to throw with an axe

bring your own throwing weapons. Limited loaner gear will be


Weapons – Spear

Archos Giovanni dell’Arco, OGGS

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1-10

Cover the basics of learning to throw a spear

Bring your own throwing weapons. Limited loaner gear will be


History of
European Archery

Master Andrew Stiubhard

Cost: $0, Class Size: 2*15

Talk on the history of European archery from its emergence
around 11,000 BC through its decline, about 1600 CE, with
advantages and disadvantages of different bow designs. Some
examples of different bows & arrows will be on hand for



Archos Giovanni dell’Arco, OGGS

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1-3

Has your little one ever wanted to emulate Princess Merida,
Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen (the Mockingjay), or Legolas? 
Now’s their chance to safely emulate their heroes, using real bows
and arrows, under the tutelage and guidance of veteran archery

One parent or legal guardian must be present on the archery
range as long as their child is on the range.


Tuning Your
Body and Your Bow

Andras Truemark

Cost: $0, Class Size: No limit

How to tune your bow, arrows, string, rest, and even you, for
maximum scoring

Bring your Bow and Arrows


How to Check
Your Thrown Weapons

Matthias von Schwarzenberg

Cost: $1, Class Size: 1-10

Class will cover the basics of checking your equipment safely as
well as confirming if it is SCA legal.  Will also cover basics
of learning to throw.

bring your own throwing knives, axes or spear if possible.
Limited loaner pieces will be available.


Mary Rose


Cost: $10.00, Class Size: 2-8

A style used by medieval European archers, a simple drawstring
cloth sack with a leather spacer at the top and a “hood” to protect
the fletching from rain. Commonly seen extant examples are from the
Mary Rose. Worn on the hip, back or across the body, it is an
excellent period addition to your archery kit! We will be making a
12 count bag in this class. I provide all materials (fabric is a
period-esk canvas type, natural in color).

They may bring their own fabric; it must be canvas grade in
thickness and a minimum of 42″ long and 20″ wide. And I need to
know ahead so I do not make more kits than needed. Cost adjustment


to Carving Leather Using Simple Tools

Baron Titus Antonius Archelaus

Cost: $5.00 (for carving tool), Class Size: 5-10

I have chosen to meld SCA heraldry and leather carving in a way
that I believe could have been used in the middle ages to decorate
saddles, chests and shields using only very simple tools that any
blacksmith or wood carver could easily make.

A heraldic design of interest no more than 3″x3″


Intro into
Children’s Throwing Weapons

Matthias von Schwarzenberg

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1-10

Children will be taught the basics of range safety and
etiquette, as well as throwing techniques for knife, axe &
spear.  Parents must plan on attending

bring your own throwing knives, axes or spear if possible.
Limited loaner pieces will be available.


Making Bow

Laing and Dax

Cost: $0, Class Size: 1-6

Hands on Flemish bow string making

Bring your bow (for string sizing)


Please send
pre-registration requests to:


Please submit your:

  • Modern and SCA name
  • Which classes you are registering for

Please keep in mind that registration is a first come/first
registered basis.  We will update class information to
indicate if the class is full.

Please be prepared to pay the class fee (if any) directly to the
instructor.  Be kind and bring proper change!


Marshall Farm
34058 Sykes Road
St. Helens, OR 97051

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