Medicine Drum Making Workshops

We offer Medicine Drum Making Workshops throughout the year at different area locations.  We are also available to come to your home or location for a private workshop or gathering for your friends and/or family.  If you are a busniess or Healing Center that has space and are interested in hosting us please contact us.  See below for more information about our Adult and Kids workshops, and check out the Upcoming Events page for one happening soon!

Adult Drum Making Workshops:

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!

In this workshop 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. We will sing songs and tell stories throughout the day.

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.


 Cost & Materials: $195 includes all materials for a 14″ diameter Elk and Maple 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: $50 deposit and early registration is required.

     

    

  

KIDS Drum Building Workshops:

Kids are instinctive drummers! Who hasn’t seen their little one pounding away on the table with whatever implement they can get their hands on?  Drumming is an excellent way to connect kids to their heart beat and the heart beat of Mother Earth.  It brings them back to the comforting sound of being in the womb.  It provides grounding, centering, and a wonderful release of stress, anger, and frustration.  In this class parents will participate in a shared learning experience with their children, making a drum that your child can use and connect with throughout their life.

This single sided drum is crafted using a wooden 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. It is light and the perfect size for little hands.

In this workshop they will be supplied everything they need to create their own frame drum and accompanying beater. We will begin with group drumming and singing to connect and allow the kids to express themselves, and then start the process of creating our drums and beaters.  After creating the drum, we’ll celebrate its birth with a special ceremony.  The drum face can later be painted with designs or anything your child likes.

$88 Registration includes all materials for a 10″ diameter drum and drum stick ($65 value).
All other materials will be provided and are included in the price of the workshop.

Open to children ages 8-12.
It is requested that one adult for every child be present to assist in the drum making. Class is limited to 10 students only. $50 deposit and early registration is required.

Awesome idea for a Birthday Party at your location – contact us for special pricing and details!!