Traditional Coast Salish Drum Making Workshop with Brandon Gabriel

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Deer Lake Art Gallery is hosting a hands on workshop of traditional Coast Salish Drumming that will be featuring Kwelexwecten – Brandon Gabriel.  The 2 day workshop will be on Saturday/Sunday, September 28/29 from 10 am to 4 pm To work hands on with participants to show the contemporary method of Coast Salish drum making using elk hide and 16 inch diameter laminated drum hoops and sinew. This workshop focuses on the historical context that drums were and continue to be used by Coast Salish peoples. Teachings centered around protocol and cultural appropriation will also be discussed over the two day period. Who can join in: any person 13 years and older from any walk of life are welcome welcome. Participants under the age of 18 mist have parent or gaurdian consent to participate.

What to expect: the instructor has years of experience, is friendly, approachable, and non intimidating. Questions about Indigenous cultures are encouraged. Be prepared to learn as much historical information as there are hands on experiential learning. Wear your work clothes on both days, and come with an open heart and mind. Brandon Gabriel – Kwelexwecten was born and raised on the Kwantlen First Nation Reserve in Fort Langley BC, Canada. Brandon was educated in Cultural Anthropology, Visual Art, and Marketing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, then received his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art from the prestigious Emily Carr University of Fine Art and Design. Brandon continued his studies in Indigenous Governance at the Justice Institute of BC (2012).
Brandon is a multi-talented contemporary mixed media artist who specializes in painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, architectural design concepts, public art installations and photography. Brandon’s work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, USA and across Canada. The workshop will include Brandon working with you to make your own traditional Coast Salish drum. Please join us at the Deer Lake Gallery for the workshop.  Cost is $155 + admin fee per person.  Come on out and learn how to make a traditional drum.  Fun & interactive class.  You must register early as space is limited. $250 includes all supplies for the workshop.  What to bring: wooden mallet (or a hammer), small piece of scrap 2x4 no longer than a foot in length.
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