Drum Making Workshop
Mar-16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm| $157.5 – $205
Deadline to order is March 4th at 11pm – Must Pre-register
Workshop is limited to 12 participants
In this workshop we are focusing on the universal aspect of drums and drumming and especially on the sacredness of the act and commitment of giving voice to our deepest and best intensions. This workshop is open to people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds to gather together focusing our spiritual intentions for the kind of world we wish to build. We appreciate culture and traditions and are inspired by them, but are not claiming any one group’s cultural traditions.
Smudging Ceremony Meditation – Honoring the elements, water, air, fire, earth and the four directons. Calling the spirit of your drum, preparing the hoop, pulling the hides and creating your mallet. Setting your intention – offering your drum in service.
Step by step drum making instructon – when you arrive for the workshop, the heads and lacing will have been soaked in ceremonial water. After the initial smudging ceremony, meditation and blessing, you will learn to weave the lacing on your drum in the four directions pattern. This will be an opportunity for you to begin connecting with the spirit of your drum.
Once we complete the drum lacing, we will then create the beater for your drum. The drum will take 2-3 days to fully dry before it can be played. The drum face can later be painted if desired (acrylic paint recommended). Feathers and beads may also be used to personalize your drum.
We recommend playing your drum often for maximum effect! Use it for healing, meditation, drum circles, or to help empower social justice gatherings and marches! These drums are made with love and intended for service!
NOTE: Please contact us to inquire about other hide/kit options if you don’t see what you’d like listed in the kit purchase options.