GREAT BASIN DRUM MAKING FOR ADULTS
Saturday, February 9, 2013 – Sunday, February 10, 2013 / 1:00 pm
NOTE: Class is held on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10 Explore the historic art form of drum making from the tradition of the Great Basin Indians including Washoe, Western Shoshone, Northern Pauite and Southern Paiute tribes in this two-day workshop with native Nevadan Washoe/Paiutes, Ben and John Rupert. Using materials found regionally in the Great Basin participants will learn about the heritage of our region while exploring Native techniques. Students will construct a drum frame from poplar wood, stretch an animal hide and create drum sticks from choke cherry and deer hide. The a.m. class is offered for children ages 8-14, with the afternoon session offered for adults (ages 15+). All supplies are included.