Spirit Drum-Making Workshop

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Spirit Drum-Making Workshop


Date : June 30th | 11am-5pm | Beautiful 16″, 18″ or 20″ round Spirit Drums with maple frames and your choice of a variety of expertly tanned hides. Visit www.furandhide.com to make your choice of a drum kit. Make sure to order only the ‘round’ drum frame, 16”, 18” or 20” only and the hides NOT pre-drilled. You’ll purchase the kit you want and bring it to class. Fee: Drum Kit cost + $95/person

Spend the day sacredly crafting your own Spirit Drum. There are a variety of hides to choose from and it’s important for you to choose the particular animal (hide) that ‘calls to you’ because the medicine or power of the animal with still be held in the hide. A part of making your own drum is bringing the power of the animal itself through the drum so, take some time to research the qualities and gifts of each animal, then use your intuition to make the right choice for yourself.

Over the course of the day you will participate in each aspect of the sacred ceremony of making a Spirit Drum. You’ll learn how to prepare the drum through a smudging and honoring ritual, how to tune into the consciousness of your drum, how to work with the medicine (power) of your drum, how to honor the spirit of the animal who gave its hide for your drum and the ways to use your drum for ceremony and healing.

This is a wonderful process and typically takes 4-5 hours, depending on the size of drum that you choose. It is a process that children are welcome to participate in however they will need the strength and focus of an adult to assist them in lacing the hide around the wooden drum frame.

Location: EWU Catalyst Building : 601 E Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
Date: June 30th
Time:  11am – 5pm
Fee:  $95 + cost of your drum kit you from 

Please ask Centralia Hide and Fur about shipping times to give yourself enough time to receive your kit.

Drum sticks (beaters) will be provided for everyone so no need to order one with your drum kit.

Visit www.furandhide.com (the website of Centralia Hide & Fur Company) to choose and order your Drum Kit. You must purchase your drum kit and receive it 24hrs before class because you will need to soak the hide overnight, the night before the class. Choose a 16”, 18” or 20″ Round Drum Kit only, DO NOT order the pre-drilled hole option for your hide and allow 5-10 days for delivery.

Register by text at 425.823.4692 or by filling in the Yes! I am interested form at the bottom of this page.


June 30
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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EWU Catalyst Building
601 E Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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