Hosted by: Peters Valley School of Craft
July 20-24, 2018
19 Kuhn Road, Layton NJ 07851


Sculptural Stringed Instrument Making

Beth Ireland & Keunho Peter Park

July 20-24

Come join us and make your own sculptural string instrument! Whether you are a musician who wants to learn woodworking to make your instrument, a woodworker who would like to learn the elements of string instrument or someone just looking for a fun week, this is the class for you. Two professional woodworker/artists will guide you through the safe use of power tools including the band saw, drill press, router, sander and circular saw and also stationary tools such as a woodcarving gouge, rasp, file, scraper and more. You will learn sculptural wood carving, shaping and forming to create your own individualized instrument parts. You will also learn the fundamentals of the string instrument including scale length, acoustics, fretting and stringing applicable to all stringed instruments.  Beginner to Intermediate

Beth Ireland earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo, and MFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art. She has been running her company, Beth Ireland Woodworking since 1983. Her business provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning around America since 2010. She also teaches the 3-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.www.bethireland.net and recently launched www.strumfactory.com

Keunho Peter Park is an international artist, originally from South Korea, who works with drawing, sound, and sculptural materials to create 3-dimensional anthropomorphic forms as functional objects, furniture, and musical instruments. He earned his BFA in Painting from Kookmin University’s Fine Arts program in Korea and then completed his MFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the Woodworking and Furniture Design program. He has been an artist in residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an Artist Fellow at Peters Valley School of Craft. He has taught workshops at the Society of Contemporary Craft and Peters Valley. He has been recognized at the Chung-Ju International Craft Biennale, received two Niche Awards, and won the Emerging Artist Award at the Philadelphia Invitational Furniture show. He was the recipient of the Wharton Esherick Museum Award for Excellence in Wood at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in 2015. www.studiospong.squarespace.com

Tuition: $605

Studio/Materials Fee: $100

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