Art Classes

Drum Making Course

Includes All Material: Approx 1.5 hours

Every culture has a drum, come learn the ancient art of making one of the most versatile cultural instruments.

There are 3 different styles of drums each class is at a different rate all drums are 12″ in diameter if a larger drum is desired arrangements must be made prior to class and will incur additional fees. I strongly advise the Earth Pigment Paint course prior to a Drum course. Drums are best painted with earth Pigment Paints while wet, if you want a painted drum please take the Pigment Paint course first. Prices are per student,

Traditional Hand Drum

$200 a student

“Weicht” Scottish Drum


Bodhran Drum


Earth Pigment Painting Course

Includes All Material: Approx. 2 hours

The most ancient paint form. Crushed from stones, plants and even charcoal from fire the colors will astound you. This Course teaches the known history of these paints as well as allows the student to try 4 forms of use:

Wet paint on Wet surface

Wet paint on dry surface

Dry Paint on Dry surface

Dry Paint on wet surface

Students will be given authentic scrap fur pieces to paint on, rawhide and bone.

$100 per student

Costrel (Leather Canteen) Class

The original canteen made entirely out of leather and linen string. This is a multi day course. Be aware if you have arthritis in your hands this will be an extremely difficult class for you.

Small Plain Leather Costrel Course: $115

Course includes buckskin strap for your Costrel and all material to make it. Approx. 6×4.5″ it holds approx. 12 oz of water. 2 day course Total time is approx. 4 total hours.

Day 1 ~ Hole punch, glue, sewing, wetting & Shaping

Day 2 ~ Beeswax seal (must wait 24 hours before beeswax) and polish

Large Leather Tooled Costrel Course: $350

Course includes: Pre-cut steerhide and strap. Multiple leather tooling stamps to use throughout the course, paint and dye. This is a 3 day course. Approx. 11×12″ holding approx. 10 cups of water, straps are 52″ if you require they can be provided at additional cost. Approx. 8-9 hours total.

Day 1~ Leather tooling, 1/2 hour drying time then painting/dying. Gluing and sewing and shaping. Allow 4-5 hours depending on how much tooling you plan to do for your pattern.

Day 2 ~ Shaping of the Costrel after waiting 24 hours

Day 3 ~ Beeswax sealing of the Costrel after waiting 24 hours after shaping.


Includes All Material Approx. 1 hour

Learn about the amazing historical Impact of the world’s most Sacred Shell. Quahog. Class includes the history of Wampum, and how to weave it using a style of glass beads to make a bracelet. These glass style beads were originally used for trade pre 1700 as a cheaper alternative to authentic shell.

$100 Per student

Make your own Ghillie Brogues

$200 per student 2-2.5 hours

6-8oz steerhide your choice of black or brown. Come learn how to make your own Shoes perfect for Ren Faire and Highland games.