P♦W retouch seminar

Durham, New Hampshire
August 5,6,7 (Monday - Wednesday)



Course Outline

A methodical approach to violin retouching has been developed and divided into six sections. It is designed to be progressive in technical complexity and difficulty. Retouching is learned through a combination of practical theory, demonstrations, and one-on-one coaching. Not all six steps will be covered in one seminar. Your progression in the course will depend on your own personal skill development and the general skill level of the group. To ensure the best possible experience, we attempt to assemble a group of class participants with approximately the same skill level.

Section 1

Selection of materials, brushes, pigments, varnishes etc; color theory.

Section 2

Selection of materials, brushes, pigments, varnishes etc; color theory.

Section 3

Retouch and camoflage of new cracks in spruce

Retouch of added new wood

Section 4

Retouch and camoflage of old cracks in spruce top

Section 5

Finishing and polishing; texture and surface reflection. (No photos yet available)

Section 6

Retouch and camouflage on maple