This is a two day workshop (Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th July 2024). Birth your own shamanic drum, you’ll be guided in the powerful and humbling process of birthing your very own shamanic medicine drum and beater. Not only will you create and connect to the Spirit of your drum (Shamanic horse), you’ll also learn to work with your Drum, how to “travel” and invoke the spirit of your drum. During the workshop you will be using animal bi-products in the way of raw hide and leather. The process takes you through soaking the raw hide and stretching it over a pre-made wooden drum ring, making a handle and weaving on the back of the drum, which tensions the raw hide and makes your shamanic drum look good. After, we will allow the raw hide on your drum to dry and shrink for a taught fit over night. The second day will allow you time to finish off decorating your drum and drum beater. Then when everyone has finished, you will be invited to take part in a shamanic journey with your drum to find the spirit within. The drum ring size will be between 16/18 inch in diameter, and the drum skin is goat velum. Drums are universal; there is not a country in the world, or tribe of indigenous people on record anywhere that does not make drums of some type. These drums are usually regarded as among the most precious elements of the group’s culture. Indigenous peoples in particular are inclined to surround their drums with deep significance as a spiritual or healing tool. The shamanic drum, also known as the shaman’s horse is a medicine tool used for healing. Craftsman Tony Eames of Earth Encounters will help you to bring this beautiful medicine tool forth into being and journey to find the spirit within.

What's included in the price?

Face to face teaching, tools & equipment, light refreshments. Please bring any special items you would like to attach to your drum while making it (feathers, beads, charms, hair braids, etc.). Materials: £65 approx, per person (amount to be confirmed around one month before the course), please bring this is cash and give directly to the tutor.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Denmark Farm Conservation Centre is a 40 acre nature reserve managed by the charity The Shared Earth Trust. We host a range of craft, sustainable living, conservation and ecology courses with all profits ploughed back into caring for the nature and wildlife on site.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Denmark Farm Eco Lodge and Conservation Centre, Bettws Bledrws, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8PB