Hand Drum Workshop

Hand Drum Workshop

Saturday, May 27|  12-5pm  |  $230 (Elk), $255 (Buffalo or Moose)
Ages 16+

No physical ticket will be issued. Your name will be added to the workshop roster, please check in at admissions desk. 

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Create your own Hand Drums, constructed on a 14” maple drum frame. Choose from hides of Elk, Buffalo, or Moose, which are stretched over the frame while wet and then tighten when dried. This workshop is limited to ten participants. A drum beater is included in the workshop fee, and the workshop can last from 3-5 hours. 

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All workshops begin with a smudging ritual prior to working with our hands. Once enough drums are created, participants will be invited to a drum circle to learn to use their drums. This will be by donation only. 

Pablo Diego Viramontes, nHanHu (Otomi Nation) is a renowned Native/Indigenous Craftsperson and Art Instructor who has exhibited his art regionally, nationally, and internationally.  He received his MA., Lifetime Teaching Credential, and BA from San Jose State University.  He retired from santa Clara County Office of Education, Alternative Schools Department with over 40 years experience working with "at risk" students.  He is currently on the board with the Indian Health Center Santa Clara Valley He is an Advisor and leader, and drum caretaker of the 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon.  His workshops include dreamcatchers, pouches, hand drums, powwow drums, ojo de dios, rattles, rainsticks, bead work and much more.  Using ritual and ceremony in every workshop participants discover their gifts of "HANDS", helping the individual/s rekindle the power of creativity and healing.