Since 1986 the VSA has sponsored workshops in conjunction with Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio. The workshops offered every summer offer an outstanding and important opportunity for violin and bow makers to learn methods and subtleties in the art of making fine stringed instruments and bows. The original Restoration Workshop was created by the noted restorer Vahakn Nigogosian. Today there are five programs held during the month of July, which offer in-depth instruction by a distinguished faculty supplemented by renowned luthiers. The current programs are: Violin Making (advanced level), Bow Making (advanced level), Intermediate Bow Making, Setup and Acoustics.
The 35th Annual Violin Craftsmanship Institute,
sponsored by the University of New Hampshire Professional Development &
Training, will offer weeklong, hands-on workshops with master craftsmen from
June 23 through July 25. Register now for workshops in violin and bow making and
repair. All workshops will be held on the University's campus in Durham, New
Hampshire, which is located about 15 minutes from the New Hampshire seacoast
town of Portsmouth, one hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, an hour south of
Portland, Maine, and within short driving distance of numerous summer
recreational activities. This acclaimed institute will be led by internationally
prominent master craftsmen, Karl Roy, Horst Kloss, Lynn Hannings, George
Rubino, and Jim Robinson.