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Drum Making – Make Your Own Drum! (In-Person)


Wayne Manthey


Date & Time: August 14 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Class Fee: $165
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner


Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States
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Celebrate life and energy, by bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life.  Make a beautiful drum by hand as part of this exploration! 

Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making.  His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and the trees who donated the wood. The healing properties of a drum are found in the elements that make it:  wood and animal hide. Making a personal frame drum is a journey that is individually and spiritually meaningful.  The drum symbolizes the heartbeat of life, the heartbeat of the community. It is not simply an art form, but a tool for cleansing, centering and focusing one’s intentions for health and happiness.  

Students will choose a pre-constructed frame and deer hides.  Focusing on your personal creative flow,  Wayne will take you through the steps to create your individual drum.

Students to bring:  

  • A small stone or token to add to the back handle piece of the drum (optional)

The registration fee includes $90 for materials for a 13″ Drum, plus a class fee of $75, for a total fee of $165 per person.  If you’d prefer to make a larger 16″ diameter drum, please bring $20 to pay instructor for additional materials.

Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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Drum Making (In-Person)
Materials are included in class fee. $90 material fee for a 13" Drum + $75 class fee =$165 or $110 material fee for a 16" Drum + $75 class fee = $185. If you would like to make a 16" drum please make note on the notes while registering.
$ 165.00