In 2010 I will be offering two gourd & tackhead banjo making workshops! Arkansas and New York Locations.
These are one week intensive classes that walk you step by step through the process of making a gourd or tackhead banjo. These classes fill fast and often by repeat students.. We have a lot of fun in these classes and get very engaged in the detailed processes that come together to produce very refined and functional banjos. Each step is demonstrated in great detail starting with rough neck blanks and concluding in a very thorough over view of set up work. I provide all materials to make your instrument.
The two venues for 2010 are:
1. The Ozark Folk Center. Course runs March 14th -20th. For more info please contact myself or the Ozark Folk Center directly:
2. Sylvester Manor- an educational farm on Shelter Island, NY. Course runs June 7th -12th. Please contact myself or the co ordinator Bennett Konesni @ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Place: Sylvester Manor is a 243-acre educational farm on Shelter Island, New York, 2.5 hours east of Manhattan. A former slave plantation, the property has also been a Native American hunting and fishing grounds, a bustling 18th century farm, and the estate of a famous food chemist. Today the farm, reborn in 2009, hosts educational workshops, concerts, and events, all of which explore the culture of food and place.
Date: June 7-12 2010 (Students may arrive on Sunday evening, June 6)
Accomodations: Rooms in the Manor or camp sites available. Rates TBA. Motels/Inns are also available on Shelter Island.
*One of these courses could be THE prefect holiday season gift!
Please email if you have any question: email@example.com