At Our Portland, Oregon Location
Deer, Elk, Horse, Moose or Buffalo head & lacing
Cedar or Willow Oak Hoop
(small groups of 2-3 people can be accommodated)
ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED
The workshop is $80.00 plus the cost of the kit you choose. (For example: 15″ Elk Deodar Cedar Kit ($140) + $80 = $220 for the workshop)
$25.00 deposit required
Scheduled at your convenience any time the store is open, or by appointment. Suitable for individuals or small groups. Rattle making and Dream Catcher making workshops can also be arranged.
Located at our
2237 E. Burnside Portland, Oregon Store
Call for more information or to schedule a time
Call 503-235-6345 or email us.
(with thanks to Shawn and her husband for sharing these with us)
Depending on the situation, we start with either a full hide or pre-cut heads and lacings. When you arrive, these are already soaked and are ready to go. Shawn has chosen to make a Moose drum on a Yellow Cedar rim.
Even if we don’t start with a whole hide, all aspects of drum creation are covered, both the mechanics and the ceremonial and energetic functions. (This is Michelle, one of our drum making instructors.)
We generally begin by smudging ourselves and the materials we will be working with. If this is a new experience for you, we will share the methods and meanings behind the activity. if you like.
In our workshops, every step is covered in depth to ensure a happy, great sounding drum.
Once the materials are ready, it’s time to make a drum!
When your drum is finished, we help you construct a beater. Two or three days after taking the drum home, it dries completely and comes to life!