Drum & Rattlemaking Workshops in Champaign Urbana
CRESCENT MOON RATTLES
Honor the moon with a beautiful, fur trimmed crescent shaped rattle! On the first day of class you will sew/tie your rattle using deer or elk rawhide. On the second day, once the rattle has dried, you will fill and decorate your rattle. A variety of pleasant sounds are possible, depending on the choice of filling for your rattle. Traditional fillings include corn, beans, shell chips, or small pebbles. Bells will also be available if you want more jingle.
All materials are provided - but you are welcome to bring your own stick for the handle and anything special you would like to add to your rattle. (allow 2.5 hours each on two days).
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BIRTH YOUR OWN ELK DRUM!
Drums connect us to our own heartbeat and to the heartbeats of everything else on earth. If you've wanted to tie your own drum, now is the time! Join us for a spirit filled afternoon as we create rawhide drums and drum mallets. We'll be using elk, which has a wonderful resonance with the heart chakra.
As you work, we'll honor the animals as well as explore the many uses for your drum. We'll also discuss drum care and learn a sequence of rhythms for the medicine wheel.
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