Jorge Lewis returns to the Museum at Campbell River with his popular drum-making workshop.

Wisdom of the drum

Back by popular demand (and the preparation of new elk hides) – a Drum Making Workshop at the Museum at Campbell River

Back by popular demand (and the preparation of new elk hides) –  a Drum Making Workshop at the Museum at Campbell River.

Yes, Master Drum Maker Jorge Lewis is offering another opportunity to learn about the spiritual qualities of drums by making one.

On Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1-4 p.m., Lewis will guide participants through the creative process of constructing a drum.

To drum is to become part of the greater wisdom of the world.  Along the way, Lewis will offer teachings about drums, including the respect paid to the animal who has sacrificed its’ hide, stories of how the drum came to the people, usage of the drum and the spiritual connection of drums that continues from ancient times to today.

Each participant will create a 14” drum for keeping and will have ample opportunity to discuss drumming and learn about the construction of drums. Lewis is from the Snuneymuxw nation, a descendent of powerful shamans, mask dancers and chiefs.  He has resided in Campbell River for most of his life.

The fee for the workshop is $200 and includes all of the needed hide and materials.

Space is limited so call the Museum at 250-287-3103 to reserve your spot.