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Workshop: Build a Small Harp in a Weekend
August 13, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
During this weekend workshop, students will construct a simple 15-string lap harp. The workshop will start with a Friday evening introduction and preparation session. The students will get the chance to familiarize themselves with the parts of their harps, preview the steps involved in building their harps and learn a little bit about harp history. This will also be an opportunity to learn the basics of playing a small historical harp. On Saturday, students will shape and fit the parts of the harp, sand the wooden parts in preparation for finishing, and paint or stain the instrument if they wish. Sunday will be devoted to completing any surface decorations, fitting the tuning pins and staples, affixing the back, and stringing the harp. Instruction will also be given about how to care for and maintain your instrument.
For more information and to register, visit https://folklorevillage.org/product/build-a-small-harp-in-a-weekend/ or call (608) 924-4000.