Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Native American Hand Drum Workshop, Half Moon Bay

Make an actual Native American drum and Learn the way of the drummer with Pablo Diego Viramontes and Rooni Bissonnette

When: Sunday, May 20th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Half Moon Bay, CA

Workshop fee includes all material for your drum.
Buffalo Hide Drum $200
Elk Hide Drum $175

Directions and details will be sent upon registration


By the end of the day, you will have your own beautiful native drum to take home with you. All materials are provided.

Pablo is a wonderful teacher and will guide you through the crafting as well as the cultural history and practices of the Native American drum. This workshop is a fun, enriching and unique experience.

Pablo Viramontes is a renowned Native American craftsman and Art Instructor who has exhibited his art regionally and nationally. He received his MA and Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.

Pablo has been a teacher for 33 years at the Foundry School in San Jose, California, an alternative school for at-risk-youth. He has used ritual and ceremony to help the youth discover their gift of �HANDS,� helping change behavior and attitudes. He is an elder in the Indian community, helping with various events and ceremonies.

An advisor, runner and caretaker of the ceremonial drum for the 500 Mile American Indian Spiritual Marathon, he has had workshops helping individuals discovering their gifts of �HANDS� creating drums, masks, rattles and other creative objects.
During this workshop, participants are reminded of the responsibility of being a caretaker of the heartbeat of the peoples (the drum), and respect through prayer, positive energy, and good intentions, for the animal and tree that has given its life to be part of this sacred instrument.

Note: This workshop is not affiliated with the NCFC.

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