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Make Your Own 18" Hand-drum
Saturday, February 17th, 2024
Noon - 4:30pm

Choose Elk, Horse, or Buffalo Rawhide for your drum

Learn to make your own 18” rawhide drum on a maple hoop frame, and drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

This workshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. Everything will be taught in a ceremonial way, with prayer, smudging, and connecting to the spirit of your hide.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

Drumming is an excellent way to clear low-frequency energy, open the heart, and recenter into joy. A shamanic practitioner use drumming to journey to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. You will have the opportunity to infuse prayers, intentions, blessings, and gratitude energies into your drum.

Choice of Rawhides for Your Drum:

Choosing your animal hide for your drum - Most people lean to choosing the animal rawhide for their drum based on the animal energy and totem they prefer working with. That is a great way to go. AND, if you are making your first drum you may consider working with Elk as that is typically an easier hide to work as you learn to make a hand drum in ancient style.  The thicker hides are more difficult to mold around the hoop. though  it is often a bit more challenging to work into making a drum. If you are good with your hands it may not matter. Everything you need to make your drum, whether it be your first or your 5th, will be provided in class.

Buffalo -  a totem of strength, abundance, stability, freedom, gentleness, gratitude, and prosperity. Helps to keep you grounded and connected to Mother Earth.

Elk - a totem of stamina, steadiness, strength, sensual passion, nobility, pride, respect, and survival. Elk is also known to bring divine protection, helping one to also follow the right path. It helps people with good hearts.

Horse - is the totem of freedom above all else. The horse is a majestic animal that embodies the spiritual power of independence, freedom, nobleness, endurance, confidence, triumph, heroism, and competition. Its symbol is associated with strength, courage and freedom.

Maple Tree Medicine (the hoop frame wood) - a symbol of strength and endurance.

Alder Tree Medicine (the drum beater stick wood) - a symbol of determination, inner confidence and release.

You will leave with a completed drum and drum beater.

Register Early. Deposits are due at the latest by January 31st, 2024 to insure your space in the workshop and to buy the materials for your drum. Limited to 10 participants.

All creative materials provided: rawhide drum head and lacing, maple hoop frame; alder stick, leather, padding and sinew for drum beater.

Class will be held at Katherine's Studio, 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

Make a HORSE DRUM!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:30am to 1:30pm

This is a special drum making class dedicated to working with the Medicine of Horse through drum making.

Join Katherine Skaggs to make a 15″ Horse hide drum in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. You will have the perfect setting to call in the spirit of your drum, connecting to the power and freedom Horse brings to you. This is the perfect time of year to work with Horse as one who assists you in moving to your goals through the power of the heart, so you are free to live a soulful life.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the setting of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the elements, ancestors and all our allies. You, as well as all of your drum materials will receive a smudge cleansing prior to making your drum. You will also have the opportunity to infuse your drum making process and the drum itself with prayers, blessings and intentions.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat move you into trance-like, inward, meditative states for accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a powerful vibration that clears blocks in the energy bodies as well as opens the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

You will leave with a 15" horse hide drum and drum beater. (The drum cures and is ready to play in 3-5 days.)

HORSE TOTEM MEDICINE

The Horse Spirit Animal and Totem brings the energy of power, stamina and freedom! To work with Horse Totem energy through your drum is truly a way to bring your Horse Medicine to Heart. If Horse is calling you now, know the you are being called to awaken to the freedom and power of being authentically you! Awaken your true power of Soul through the heart beat of Horse medicine. Ride high on the winds of life, balancing your inner and outer worlds through the deep vibrations of the heart.

COST $195 for full pay
or Deposit of $125, with balance due of $85 at class

Payment due by December 20th to insure your place in class. There are limited spaces for 10 available. If this time fills, we will add another late afternoon or evening class, or optional day class if needed. Drum Making Classes fill quickly. If you are called to do this class, now it the time to register!

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Make a BEAR DRUM - SPECIAL EVENT!
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
10am to 2pm

EVENT SOLD OUT

CHECK OUT THE WINTER SOLSTICE BEAR DRUM MAKING EVENT NOW.

Make a Bear Drum Winter Solstice

Make your own 15″ bear hide drum in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

This playshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. We will open a medicine wheel and call in the directions and all our allies, we will smudge and smoke ourselves and our drum materials while setting intention and sending prayers to Spirit.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a vibration to clear blocks in the energy bodies as well as to open the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. This ceremonial playshop infuses prayers, blessings and gratitude energies into your drum.

BEAR TOTEM MEDICINE

The bear is symbolic of grounding, stability, courage, fearlessness, confidence and inner strength. This powerful totem assists one in accessing the courage needed to stand up against adversity as well as the support needed in times of difficulty. Bear supports physical and emotional healing. Bear encourages you to stand for your beliefs and to stand in your truth.

The bear guides you to take leadership in your life or in the lives of others. Bear’s presence inspires respect and teaches us to go within to access our true power and wisdom.

COST $210
COST for ASHS or Advanced Shamanic Students $199

Payment due by October 11th to insure your place in class. There are limited spaces for 10 available. If this time fills, we will add another late afternoon or evening class, or optional day class.

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