Drum Making Workshop
The drum is a sacred instrument that invokes the heart and speaks a universal language. Its rhythmic heartbeat is at the center of ceremonies held by people all over the world. The shamanic drum is used to communicate with the Spirit and to connect our hearts with the heartbeat of the Earth. It is a powerful medicine that heals the body, heart, mind, and spirit. In this workshop we will come together in a sacred space to create our own ceremonial drums and learn a frame drum-tying technique that Brooke received from her community's spiritual elder, Maestro Manuel Rufino. We will be making one-sided, shamanic hand drums, using wooden frames made of maple and hides made of elk, buffalo or deer hide, and sinew.
BROOKE FLYING BEAR
Brooke Flying Bear is a member of the Golden Drum Community and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation in Brooklyn, NY. She is a student of Maestro Manuel Rufino and has been studying the Native American healing ways and sacred traditions of humanity with him for over 9 years. She has been passed these sacred artistry ways by elders of the traditions and is very grateful for the opportunity to share these ways with you. Brooke has traveled the earth and found that the practices of creating sacred drums and fans as well as other sacred tools and ceremonial objects are practiced all over the world, by all cultures on all continents. Brooke is a member of Dream Seed, a shamanic sound journey group that holds sacred sound ceremonies and workshops as well as concerts and retreats and is currently working on producing an album of all original music.
If you have any questions or would just like to inquire further, please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
In this special class you will have the option of dying your hide in natural indigo dye. You do not need to dye your drum, but please do notify us if you would like to do this. It will be an extra $40 to use the Indigo Dye bath.
Cost of the workshop includes art materials and drum supplies.
Please choose one of the following:
$275 for 16" Deer, Elk or Buffalo Drum
$300 for 18" Deer, Elk or Buffalo Drum
$75 discount if under age 18
Things to Bring
Our ReTribe Hostel is open!
We have four bedrooms in the upper barn, with two bathrooms and a living room. There is a little kitchenette as well.
Cost to stay over is 35.00.
Text 802 858-5316 to reserve a room.
Things We Need
Here's a list of things we still need on the land. If you have any of these things let us know before you bring it over in case someone else has already offered.
Single bed Bunk Beds
Dining room tables/folding tables (bigger than card tables- the long ones)
Commercial pot hanging rack
Washer and dryer - 1 set small stackable
Single bed mattresses in good shape
Runner rugs for the long halls in the dorm
Nice Floor Rugs
A small wood stove for a cabin or sauna
Nice Standing Lamps
Good Condition Full Chest freezer
Single bed sheets, full bed sheets, 5 pillows, pillowcases
Clothing drying racks
Nice full bed futon couch frames
outdoor furniture, chairs and benches
Large pieces of canvas for shelter building
Corrugated metal roofing ( It doesn't need to be in good shape just able to keep things dry)
A beautiful donations box
x country and backcountry skis (youth and adult)
Metal and Wooden free standing Shelving
soup bowls (if you have a set of 10 or more)
Thank you all so much! We are so grateful for our wonderful supportive community!
Directions and Parking
Our new land is at 14 Maple Leaf Farm Rd, Underhill, VT 05489.
You can park in our lot.
We have some requests to help us make Northernshire healthy and accessible for all.
We appreciate if you:
-Don't idle your car anywhere on campus, helping to keep our air clean.
-Wear only natural/unscented products (meaning no products with Fragrances or Perfumes including fabric softeners. We have some community members with chemical senstivities.
-Bring your own dishware to functions, and feel free to wash them in our kitchen.
Thank you so much!