Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation
Date: 10/26/2017, 6-8 PM

Spend an evening making the same kind of drum used by Native American artists and in Native gatherings all over the northwest. Using soaked deer rawhide and a maple hoop, you will lace together a traditional 14” diameter one-sided “flat drum” and buckskin covered drumstick. Then we will discuss traditional Salish visual design and how you can paint your personal design on your drum after it dries. Instructor Kenneth Greg Watson has helped more than 400 people make drums of this style, mostly in Native American classrooms from middle school to college. These drums look good and sound great! All materials for this class will be provided.

This is Class #52092 – fee is $110 for Auburn residents, $144 for non-residents. Ages 16 and up. This class will take place in the Makers Space at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 9th Street SE in Auburn’s Les Gove Park. Register here.

Optional follow-up – Native American style hand drum painting class
Date: 11/2/2017, 6-8 PM

In this class, also led by Kenneth Greg Watson, students will discuss and learn traditional Salish visual design and how to paint your personal design on your drum. These drums look good and sound great! All materials for this class will be provided, but students must have also taken the first class of the series.

This is Class #52093 – fee is $20 for Auburn residents, $26 for non-residents. Ages 16 and up. This class will take place in the Makers Space at the Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 9th Street SE in Auburn’s Les Gove Park. Register here.