To keep up to date with opportunities and open calls please subscribe to our e-bulletin, here.

Accessibility: Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in our courses. Email Ceri Littlechild, Wysing's Head of Operations on ceri.littlechild@

Two day weekend workshop
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June 2021

Unfortuately this course has been postponed.

In this fun, practical weekend course delivered over two days, artist Sally Plowman will guide you through making your own drum kit and learning to play it!

On day one, everyone will create their own DIY drum kit using every day materials, with bass drum, pedal, snare drum and cymbal elements. 

On the second day, Sally will lead you through some simple drumming rhythms and coordination exercises to practise on your new drum kits. With a focus on playing as a group, you will be introduced to combining drumming with listening and responding to find your natural rhythm.
This course is open to everyone, with no experience necessary. 

All materials will be provided and you can take your drum kit home with you at the end.

Sally Plowman: Drum-making

Safety notes: The two workshops will be held in Amphis, which is an outdoor structure and well ventilated, with a maximum of 6 participants. Social distancing will still be in place. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or think you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus. If you cancel for this reason, your booking fee will be refunded. 

Materials: All materials are provided

Format: Weekend workshop in Wysing’s Amphis 10.00-4.00pm each day

Dates: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June 2021

Fees: £160 per student

Tutor Biography

Sally Plowman researches and develops collaborative working methods which explore the energy of interpersonal chemistry. Working broadly across performance, music, sculpture, drawing and animation, everything revolves around feeling engulfed together. Taking small encounters and realising the significance of the feeling, holding on, caring and not caring, moving and not moving, trying to have fun.

Sally has exhibited work around the UK, including performing clown shows at Supernormal Festival (2019) and in the De La Warr Pavilion car park (‘PARK(ing) Day’, 2019), and playing with her band Shaky Dome at Southwark Park Galleries (‘A Friends Rendezvous’, 2019).