Create Your Own Drum
Making your own drum is a journey that you will remember for the rest of your life.
“The drum symbolizes the heartbeat of life, the heartbeat of community. It is not simply an art form, but a tool for cleansing, centering and focusing one’s intentions for health and happiness.”
The outline for the workshop is simple- it will take about 4 hours to make your drum. You show up with a desire to have a drum of your own, or maybe it’s just curiosity. That’s all you need. Really!
We start with a preconstructed frame, deer hides and a bucket of walnut stain. First you choose your frame, lay out the hides and take a few moments of reflection to connect to this medium. After cutting out the drum circles, Instructor Wayne Manthey takes you, one step at a time, through the rest of the process.
From the instructor, Wayne Manthey: “As I started making drums, I was especially interested in the vibration of rawhide and the sound it makes. Once I was able to consistently achieve the quality sound and felling, I was looking for, assign antlers, wood, stone, and lacing variations made the drums more decorative and visually pleasing.
The healing properties of a drum are found in the elements that make it: wood and animal hide. Making personal frame drums is a journey that is individually and spiritually meaningful. Teaching drum making classes involves storytelling and introspection. The drum symbolizes the heartbeat of life, the heartbeat of community. It is not simply an art form, but a tool for cleansing, centering and focusing one’s intentions for health and happiness.
Drums teach responsibility. Making them is an honor, a meditation, and continue to reveal lessons for me as well.
Price includes all supplies, instruction and a light vegetarian lunch/
13″ drum- $190
16″ drum- $215
18″ drum- $250
PRE REGISTRATION required.
Payment options include: online, cash or check. Payment plans available. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 3 links for registration depending upon what size drum you would like to make, so please choose accordingly-