EXPERIENCE the pleasure and satisfaction of creating your own elkhide hand drum, with a beautifully resonant sound and a unique and pleasing look. Each drum is completely its own, an original work of art that has a deep connection to your spirit. Your drum will be incredibly special to you.
Mark Donehogawa Barfoot is now scheduling Drum Workshops, to teach anyone interested in making their own hand drum.
Eat Pray Drum Workshops with Mark are an experience in culture. Mark shares his knowledge of lifeways with you during the workshop. He has a deep remembrance of many lifetimes spent in tribal situations… from ancient times to the present.
“You can take the knowledge of my ancestors and make a drum with your own hands that is a part of you. During a workshop, I share the wisdom of the drum, its meaning and importance. ”
In a Drum Workshop you will make a genuine Elkhide and Maplewood hand drum, in the traditional way I have been making drums for over 46 years. My Four Winds Elk Dreamer Drums have been sold at many powwows and fine craft and art shows throughout Turtle Island (North America).
“My mother was Wolf Clan Onkwehonwe and my father was Bird Clan from Big Cove Community North Carolina. Many drum makers use non traditional materials that make all the difference in having a real drum that can call to the spirits when played. I know the importance of keeping traditional ways.
Contact Mark today to host a weekend drum workshop at your location. Book a date today for you and your friends, your drumming circle or yoga group. If you have an available location, know a group interested in drumming, and learning to create a special drum, you can host your own drum workshop.
In these times, it is difficult for Artists to make a living. Those of us who hold our past traditions sacred and live by creating traditional art and craft often need support from friends who appreciate the path we are walking. If you feel in your heart that you could help, please donate what you can. Blessings to you all.