In this workshop, held in The Earthship at Silver Lake, you will be supplied everything you need to create your own frame drum and accompanying beater. While you are making your creations Valarie and Ian will teach you the care and feeding of your drum, as well as how to use them in healing and cleansing ceremonies.Open to Adults and Children!
The drum is a part of native heritage from tribal cultures all over the world. This single sided drum is crafted using a wooden hoop or frame and a stretched rawhide head and lacing. Covered on only one side, the back is laced to form the symbol of a medicine wheel with the four cardinal directions that also serve as a hand hold. Great for drumming circles and meditation!
We will begin with a Drum Journey to connect to the Heartbeat of the Drum, and then start the process of creating our drums and beaters. After creating the drum, we’ll celebrate its birth with a special ceremony. Birthing a drum is an intense process, one not easily forgotten. The drum face can later be painted with your Animal Totem or designs. You can also personalize the drum with beads and feathers to strengthen the connection with your drum. Create this medicine item outside at Silver Lake Park and inside the Earthship! More info HERE
Cost & Materials – options – Choose your drum:
$165 includes all materials for a 14″ diameter Maple Frame/Deer Hide *or* Elk Hide drum and drum stick
$195 includes all materials for a 18″ diameter Maple Frame/Buffalo Hide drum and drum stick
All other materials will be provided and are included in the price of the workshop.
If you have some special beads or feathers which you’d like to decorate your drum you may also bring them. Also, please pack a lunch.
Registration: Class is limited to 15 students only. $50 deposit and registration is required by July 18th!
Please CLICK HERE to register for this workshop with Rainbows of Healing.