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Cree8.ca: Drum-making, Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Drum Workshop
Cree8 will be hosting a THREE-DAY drum-making, drumstick & song workshop - February 24, 25 & 26, 2017 


 

Details:

Friday, July 29, 2016
Drum-Making
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Blessing ceremony, smudge and teachings.
Cutting the hide and soaking overnight.

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Drum Making
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Opening prayer and smudge.
Sharing stories, legends & history of the drum.
Making and stringing drums.

Sunday, July 31, 2016
Drumsticks & Songs
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Potluck Feast, Grandmother Moon Ceremony & Drumming Circle
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


All are welcome to attend the Potluck Feast and Grandmother Moon Ceremony. Bring food to share and dress for the weather.


*We will have coffee, tea, water, juice, and snacks.  Let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.


Materials:

Drums
Rawhide – Deer, Elk, Moose, or Buffalo for the drum face
Lacing – Rawhide (Precut)
Drum Rounds – 8”, 10”, 12" or 14" Yellow Cedar
*Larger Drums – Please add $50 for 16”, 18” or 20” rounds to cover costs of the additional materials

Drum Sticks
Sticks - Different sizes and types of wood to choose from
Mitt - Deer Leather/Suede
Batting – Wool
Sinew – For stitching


Payment:

We humbly request $250/drum for instruction and all materials.


For additional information or to register, please contact;
Chantal Chagnon – 403–404–7664 – Chantal@Cree8.ca


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1631223577195230/



Previous Workshops


Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - 
March 11, 12 & 13, 2016
Thank you to the fantastic people who helped us break in our new home. Amazed we fit everyone in, comfortably and with so much space to learn and grow together. We will definitely be hosting another workshop in the summer when Chantal is back in action.

Métis Fingerweaving Workshop - Introduction & Advanced
Calgary - 
February 27 & 28, 2016
Fantastic workshop in our new home. Lots of great conversations, laughter, and colourful designs. Looking forward to even more advanced levels in the summer or fall.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - December 18, 19 & 20, 2015
Such powerful drums and so much laughter. Thankful for everyone who attended and the new friendships that grew out of this inspiring weekend.

Métis Fingerweaving Workshop - Introduction & Advanced
Calgary - 
December 12 & 13, 2015
Thank you to all the people who attended both workshops. A special thank you to Matt Hiltermann for leading two fantastic classes. Looking forward to another Beginner Workshop and Advanced Level Classes next year.

Dreamcatcher Workshop
Calgary - 
December 11, 2015
Challenging workshop with beautiful creations and lots of learning. Next Dreamcatcher workshop will be broken up into two days, look for the next workshop in March.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - October 16, 17 & 18, 2015
Such incredible drums with so much distinction in both sound, strength and spirit. The connections between people and the drums will resonate within all of us. So thankful for everyone sharing and growing together.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - July 31, August 1 & 2, 2015

Powerful drums created under an amazing sky. Thank you to all the strong and diverse people who created such beauty and resonance within their drums.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - February 20, 21 & 22, 2015

Thankful for everyone who made unique and powerful healing drums. Everyone was so helpful and encouraging building not only amazing drums, but incredible friendships and community.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - 
May 16, 17 & 18, 2014
Thank you to the fabulous men that birthed their drums. There was lots of strength in those drums and in the entire experience. Bear Spirits filled the class, we were so blessed, Hiy Hiy!

Métis Fingerweaving Workshop - Introduction & Advanced
Calgary - 
February 15 & 16, 2014
Thank you to all who travelled from near and very far to attend. It was fantastic to learn and share together. Looking forward to more workshops in the spring.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - 
January 31, February 1 & 2, 2014
Thank you to the incredible people who participated. It felt like family coming together, what a warm and healing experience. We will definitely be hosting another workshop in the spring.

Métis Fingerweaving Workshop
Calgary - 
January 25, 2014
Thank you to the fantastic folks who attended the workshop filled with laughter and learning. A special thank you to Matt Hiltermann for leading a great class. Looking forward to another Beginner Workshop and Advanced Level Classes this year.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - 
December 13, 14 & 15, 2013
What a wonderful way to end the year. Thank you to the amazing and inspiring people who shared the experience.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Calgary - 
October 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Thank you to everyone who participated in the October workshop. It was an incredible group and we created some incredibly strong drums. Thank you again.

Drum Workshop and Drumstick & Songs Workshop
Edmonton - August 3 & 4, 2013 
Thank you to everyone who made the Edmonton workshop a huge success.
We were even featured on CTV Edmonton.


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  • commented 2016-03-08 14:47:43 -0700
    So glad and grateful for all you offer