March 29, 2014 · 9:30 AM
Near Malvern PA
Make a high quality 16 inch Elk skin frame drum, perfect for shamanic drumming, alone or in a circle. The drum is known as the shaman's horse and it is what we journey on. The best way to obtain a drum is to make your own, one that is in tune with you. So even if you have a drum this is a chance to make something special for you.We will be making our own drums in a sacred way in a process that some call Drum Birthing. We will use the shamanic journey to clarify our intention and we will ask for guidance in making our drums and beaters.
About the drums: The drum we like best is a 16 inch frame drum with Elk skin on a round maple laminate frame. This is a strong drum that has great sound as well as a very pleasing appearance. The beaters we make are hardwood sticks with tanned leather covers.
When: We will make drums on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 9:30 to about 4 PM. On Thursday evening, March 27, 2014, from 7:30 to 9 PM, we will gather to journey for our drums intention and to meet our drum skins. (This evening session is optional but I encourage you to take part in it if at all possible. This is when we will ask for blessings on our skins and journey for a drum intention. Then we will we put the skins in water so they can soak for a couple of days. I will journey and soak the skin for anyone who cannot make this pre-session.)
Where: at a private home in Malvern PA, directions will be given as needed.
Cost: The likely price will be around $155 though the price may be slightly higher if fewer than 10 folks make drums. The $100 deposit includes all materials for making an 16-inch round frame drum using Elk skin, and a beater. If you would like a different size or skin, let me know and we can figure the difference in cost of expenses. Above the cost of materials will be a suggested donation for the teachings which amount depends on the number of people making drums. More about that on the Drum Making page at www.jimfrank.net. (my guess is that we will have at least a half dozen folks)
SPACE IS LIMITED to TEN, so don't delay.
I need more than two weeks to get delivery of the drum materials so you must get to me a deposit of $100 before March 12, 2014. So send a check today to Jim Frank, PO Box 503, Malvern, PA 19355. More info at https://drummaking.eventbrite.com .