Workshop: Cree-style Drum Making with Charles Wood III


What: Cree-style drum making with Charles Wood III; all materials and tools will be provided


Where: Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, 48004 St Andrews Rd.


Cost: $10 registration fee reserves your spot.


Who: Open to any enrolled member of a Federally recognized Native American tribe.


Charles Wood III is a Singer/Composer/Performer of Cree-style Round Dance and Pow Wow music. The Umatilla and Cree Native is a hand drum champion who performs across the US and Canada and is known for his attractive melodies and unique singing style. Charles is an experienced hand drum maker and will be teaching the complete construction of a "Cree Style" hand drum. Each participant will leave with their own drum.


This class will be held outside while maintaining safe social distances and wearing face masks. We will have shade canopies, but please dress appropriately for the weather that day and be prepared to spend the day outside (bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, or whatever you like to help keep cool if it is a hot day).

A drum kit with all materials and tools will be provided. Crow's Shadow will also provide a boxed lunch and drinks.


Due to CTUIR, Umatilla County, and State Health guidelines, masks or other adequate face coverings will be required; if you do not have a mask, Crow's Shadow can provide you with one. The date and time are subject to change.

Registration: This class is open to any enrolled member of a Federally recognized Native American tribe. There is a $10 registration fee to save your spot in the workshop. No experience is necessary; the class is limited to 9 people.