Workshop: Practical and Artistic Violin Varnishing 2022

Violin Varnish Workshop 2022

“Practical and Artistic Violin Varnishing”

Directors:  Joe Robson  –  Itzel Avila  –  Todd Goldenberg

Presented in cooperation with the Chicago School of Violin Making

Understanding the materials: Ground, Color, and Varnish

and Application techniques to create your varnish.

The workshop focus is on application.  Understanding the components and interaction of the materials will be addressed as we varnish.  Participants are required to bring at least two instruments.  One in the white and one prepared with a Ground.  Each of the directors will also be varnishing an instrument during the workshop.  We will explore the whole spectrum of approaches to a finished instrument from a four coat in one week varnish to the intricacies of the Cremonese varnish.  Matching the maker’s vision of the finished instrument to the correct materials and application techniques allows varnishing to be an intentional, controlled and enjoyable part of violin making.

Location: Chicago School of Violin Making

Dates: April 23rd – April 30th

To apply:

or call Joe Robson @ 607 387 9280

Violin Varnish Workshop Flyer

Violin Varnish workshop information 2022

Workshop registration Form 2022

Workshop Varnish Kit #1 2022

Workshop Varnish Kit #2 2022