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Drum Making


Wayne Manthey


Date & Time: February 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Class Fee: $75
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: No experience needed

Leap Day is a sacred day in many cultures.  To make the best use of the energy of Leap Day 2020, try bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life, like making something beautiful by hand! 

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.  If you want to bring a partner and build one drum as a team – register for 2, but only pay for materials for one.

Students to bring:   a small stone or token to add to the back handle piece of the drum (optional)


Our Location: Marine Elementary School, 550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

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 materials with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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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