Illuman NorCal Drum Making Workshop

"A man without a drum is a man without a voice"


When: Saturday October 21, 2023 (drum kit orders closed September 28)
Time: 9:00 - 3:00 
Where: Sutter Creek California
Cost: $125 or $170 depending on drum size
Lunch and Fellowship (no drum kit): $25
(lunch registration open until October 16)

  • Our first Drum Making Workshop in several years! At the end of the day you will have a newly built circle frame drum. Bring a friend and/or your son and enjoy the time together building a circle frame drum.
  • Drum size is 15" or 20".  These kits have high-quality natural buffalo hide and a maple frame.  Includes a drum stick kit.
  • If you would like to join us for fellowship, council and lunch - without building a drum kit - please register for just $25.  Registration for lunch-only will close on October 16.

You’ll be set for drumming at Illuman events throughout the year:
Monthly in-person councils * Soularize * Awaken * Men’s Rites of Passage * Elder’s Right of Passage * Volunteer work weekends

Register below for the workshop.

Special Event:
Workshop includes drum making, a short Illuman welcome council, lunch, snacks and beverages. One of the men will explain the intention and cultural significance of our drumming.

What to bring: We order your drum upon registration and will pre soak the skin and have it prepunched. All you need to bring is yourself and maybe a friend, a son…and an extra chair if possible.