Medicine Drum Making Workshop

September 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Silver Lake Educational Building
1306 Bath Rd
Bristol, PA 19007

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!

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 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.

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Cost & Materials – options – Choose your drum:

$215 includes all materials for a 14″ diameter Maple Frame/Deer Hide drum and drum stick
$215 includes all materials for a 14″ diameter Maple Frame/Elk Hide drum and drum stick
$245 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. Please pack a lunch.

Registration: Class is limited to 15 students only. Registration is required by September 6th!