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Workshop

Making Sculptural Stringed Instruments (July 26 – August 72020) Haystack Moun­tain School of Crafts

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Two-week work­shop led by Beth Ireland and Keunho Peter Park. This work­shop is designed for musi­cians who want to learn wood­work­ing tech­niques and wood­work­ers who would like to learn the elements of stringed instrument construction.

This work­shop is designed for musi­cians who want to learn wood­work­ing tech­niques and wood­work­ers who would like to learn the elements of stringed instru­ment construc­tion. Partic­i­pants will learn sculp­tural carving, shaping, and forming processes to create two unique, stringed instru­ments — a dulcimer guitar and a tenor or six-string guitar, based on a special band saw box tech­nique. The funda­men­tals of stringed instru­ment construc­tion, includ­ing scale length, acoustics, fret­ting, and string­ing will also be covered. All levels welcome.

Beth Ireland received an under­grad­u­ate degree from the State Univer­sity College at Buffalo, and an MFA in Sculp­ture from Mass­a­chu­setts College of Art and Design. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Wood­work­ing, since 1983, provid­ing wood­work­ing with a special­iza­tion in archi­tec­tural and artis­tic wood­turn­ing. Ireland has been involved in a trav­el­ing art/​craft project, Turning Around America’ since 2010 and an instru­ment making project, strum​fac​tory​.com’, since 2016, and has received three Windgate fellow­ships. She also teaches the Profes­sional Wood­turn­ing Inten­sive at The Center for Furni­ture Crafts­man­ship. Beth lives and works in Saint Peters­burg, Florida. bethire​land​.net strum​fac​tory​.com @thebethisyettocome

Keunho Peter Park is an inter­na­tional artist, wood­worker, and instru­ment maker who teaches at the Univer­sity of the Arts in Philadel­phia. He received a BFA in Paint­ing from South Korea’s Kookmin Univer­sity and an MFA in Wood­work­ing and Furni­ture Design from the Rochester Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. Among other honors, Park won a 2015 Wharton Esher­ick award at the Philadel­phia Museum of Art craft show, and served as a Windgate Artist-in-Resi­dence at Indiana Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia. studiospong​.com @studiospong

Schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion dead­line: March 12020

General appli­ca­tion dead­line: April 12020

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