Wood – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Beth Ireland and Keun Ho Peter Park
Creating Stringed Instruments
In this workshop you’ll create a beautiful instrument that will wow your friends and bring you years of enjoyment. We’ll focus on making four- or six-string guitars as we cover the basic elements needed to create all stringed instruments, including scale, fretting, bracing, finishing, shaping, and set up. We have developed a method of making instruments based on the bandsaw box, which allows students to create a sculptural form for the guitar body. The instruments will be fun and playable. We’ll have daily demonstrations and lots of studio time in a safe, supportive atmosphere. We’ll cover the safe use of the bandsaw, sander, router, and a variety of hand tools as we complete the project. All levels.
Beth: owner of Beth Ireland Woodworking, specializing in architectural and artistic woodturning; part of the traveling craft project Turning Around America and the instrument project strumfactory.com; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Port Townsend School of Woodworking (WA), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME); three Windgate fellowships.
Keun Ho Peter: studio artist and teacher at University of the Arts (PA); other teaching: Peter’s Valley (NJ), Arrowmont (TN), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME); Wharton Esherick Award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; Windgate artist residency at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.