The violin making workshop will be held for three consecutive one week sessions. Specific dates in June are Session I: 6/7/10-6/11/10, Session II: 6/14/10-6/18/10, and Session III: 6/21/10-6/25/10.

The bow making workshop will be held for two consecutive 5 day sessions. Specific dates in June are Session I: 6/6/10-6/10/10 and Session II: 6/11/10-6/15/10.

2010 Workshop schedule:
Violin Making with Michael Darnton:
Week 1: 6/7/10 - 6/11/10 design, edges, corners, archings, other topics as required (all 3 weeks)
Week 2: 6/14/10 - 6/18/10 f-holes, graduations, bass bar
Week 3: 6/21/10 - 6/25/10 scroll/pegbox carving, neck, fingerboard, nuts and saddles, setup
Bow Making with Lynn Hannings:
Session I: 6/6/10 - 6/10/10 bow making and related issues (design, weight/balance, materials, tips, tool usage, finishing, etc.)
Session II: 6/11/10 - 6/15/10 bow making and related issues

** Space is limited to 12 participants per session. **

Cost is $850 per session1 for tuition, breakfast and lunches Mon-Fri and $205 for 5 days/4 nights in the dorm. Morning and afternoon meals are included in tuition for all bowmaking days. For two weeks the dorm rate is $495 for 12 days/11 nights, three weeks at $775 for 19 days/18 nights. Additional nights are $42 per each extra night. Meals are a full all-you-can-eat buffet with vegetarian and vegan as well as items cooked to your request.

To hold your place a non-refundable deposit of $100 per session is required. NOTE: Full payment of tuition must be made by Monday, April 26, 2010. No refunds will be given for withdrawal after the tuition deadline. Dorm housing will be billed at the event. Send deposit to: J. Brown, Violin Maker, 232 1/2 N. Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA. 91711-4609

The dorms are secure and the individual or double rooms are large and clean. You will not share a room. Several common rooms as well as laundry and kitchen facilities are provided. DVD library available for free if you bring your player or laptop. The workroom is extremely large with wooden flooring. Each person will have their own workbench (no clamps provided) and an individual work light.

Questions? and be sure to include "2010 workshop" in the subject line.

Beginner's must be cleared for attendance - Call (909) 624-0849. Attendees must provide their own hand tools and clamps. Large tools will be available at the site. More information available on enrollment. Individual work lights will be provided. Your tools may be shipped to the event host prior to arrival.

1. Prices subject to change. 3% will be added to all fees if paying by credit card.