The UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute has been offering bow-specific workshops since its very beginning. Students of all experience levels are welcomed every summer to enjoy courses in bow repair, rehairing and making, and to gain a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of bow work.
July 6-10, 2020 | ONLINE
The most frequent repair needed by string players is the rehairing of the bow. Learning this essential skill will benefit the student who is interested in building a shop of their own or who wish to develop skills that will make them valuable to an existing professional shop. Shop owners can send employees for refinement of skills or send beginners to develop these skills that are so important to the success of all violin shops.
July 13-17, 2020 | ONLINE
Often bows that come in for rehairing also need repair; normal wear and tear from regular use. Since all these repairs can dramatically affect the weight and balance of the bow, it is critically important that bow shop employees understand the aspects of playability and the importance of meeting the physical and musical needs of the musicians entrusting them with their bows. Hands-on instruction will include cambering and straightening of the stick, eyelet replacement, tip replacement, pin repairs and winding/leather grip replacements.
July 6-10, 2020 | July 13-17, 2020 | ONLINE
Whether your plans include making a bow in its entirety and/or developing valuable skills to maintain your customers bows, this class, will be an important addition to your education. Instructor George Rubino offers two weeks of intermediate and advanced repairs, as well an independent study opportunities. Areas of study include bow repair and restoration, bow finnishing, and frog and button making.
July 20-24, 2020 | July 27-31, 2020 | ONLINE
This hands-on workshop focuses on the French school of bow making; renowned for their playability as well as artistic beauty. Whether restoring a bow or making a new one, it is helpful to know the time-honored techniques used for centuries in France. Under the direction of the instructor, who knows and respects the French bow making traditions, you will learn techniques that are both practical and fundamental.