Sun, May 03|
Rawhide Deerskin Frame Drums
Learn how to make a handheld rawhide deerskin frame drum! We'll flesh and scrape the hides, measure and cut them to size, and lace 'em up.
Time & Location
May 03, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Share Den, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
About the event
Music is important! A frame drum is an ancient musical instrument, made by humans worldwide and throughout history, which consists of a frame, often made of wood, and a piece of rawhide skin stretched across. Each drum has a unique sound and character based on the life of the deer whose skin will make the drum. Frame drums can be played by hand or with a drumstick.
Learn to make a rawhide deerskin frame drum! We'll cover fleshing and scraping, trimming, cleaning, cutting and measuring, lacing up, and future care and storage. Everyone will make a drum to take home! Parts of this class may be a bit smelly, and sort of messy (although not as smelly and messy as hide tanning.) Wear work clothes that you won't mind getting messy! $125 includes the cost of the wooden hoops, all required tools, materials, tuition, and a snack. You might want to pack a lunch for yourself.
Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.