Please note: This course is offered more than once. Please be sure to select the appropriate week section in the right-hand column when enrolling.
This hands-on workshop focuses on studying bowmakers and techniques of the French school of bow making; bows appreciated for their playability as well as artistic beauty. Whether restoring a bow or making a new one, it is important to learn the history, the time-honored techniques and the aspects of playability that meet the needs of modern musicians.
You will work on your bow sticks independently at your own pace with personalized guidance from the instructor. The one-on-one instructional format is designed to maximize your time and talents. Frog and button making are not covered in these courses.
You may attend one or two weeks, although two weeks is recommended to finish a stick. All skill levels are welcome from beginners to those who return to refine their skills. It is helpful but not mandatory to take Bow Rehairing in advance of this class.
Class will meet in person from 9am to 5pm, with additional open workshop hours in the evening.
Materials and Tools
A complete list of tools and supplies needed may be found at lahbows.com. If you have any questions about preparation for this workshop, please contact Lynn Hannings at email@example.com.