Being part of a workshop at Montsalvat is a great way to get involved with the artists. Montsalvat is an inspirational and creatively stimulating environment for artists of all stages and all ages.


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Matt Stonehouse is now offering those with a busy schedule, yet wishing to hand-craft their own frame drum a new ‘open course.’

Students will be able to study at the Steam and Lumber workshop located behind the beautiful Barn gallery in their own hours; one day per week (3 hours) and still set over the 6 week time period.

This wonderful and fascinating course guides students through steaming/bending timer, hand-tools, shaping the shell, skin selection long with a few handy hints on playing. On completion, students will leave with a beautifully hand-crafted Middle-Eastern frame drum to enjoy for years to come.

“Perfect pace, relaxed environment and clear, insightful instruction. I’ve loved every minute of this workshop and my drum is so beautiful - thank you Matt!” - Kelly Dowell

For further information on the open course please call Matt Stonehouse 0401059272 or email:

For more information and to enrol please visit the artist's website here