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, ‘strumfactory.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. bethireland.net strumfactory.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 1, 2020
General application deadline: April 1, 2020