Schedule

The goal of the association is to encourage the development of the art of making violin-family stringed instruments.

Here is our 2018-2019 Schedule.  Email Stephen.Churchill@gmail.com if you’d like to be updated if there are changes.

Month Topic Attendees Location
July 20, 2018, 6pm-9pm Hands-On Meeting

Demo: patterns, molds, blocks, and templates

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
August 17, 2018, 6pm-9pm Hands-On Meeting

Demo: rib planning and bending, and glues

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
September 21, 2018,  6pm-9pm Hands-On Meeting Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
October 18, 2018 (THURSDAY), 6pm-9pm Hands-On Meeting

Demo: jointing plates

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
November 16, 2018, 6pm-9pm Hands-On Meeting

Demo: purfling cutting and corner miters

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
December 14, 2018, 6pm-9pm Hands-On Meeting

Demo:  pegbox & scrolls

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
December 15, 2018 Annual Social Members & Invited Guests Private
January 18, 2019 Hands-On Meeting Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
February 15, 2019

6pm-9pm

Hands-On Meeting

Demo: f-holes and f-hole cutting

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
March 23, 2019 Exhibit of BC Instruments and Competition Public UBC, Vancouver
March ~22, 2019 Annual General Meeting Members Only Private
April 19, 2019

6pm-9pm

Hands-On Meeting

Demo: neck setting

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
May 17, 2019

6pm-9pm

Hands-On Meeting

Demo: Varnishing

Public: Members, guests and drop-ins Lee Valley, Coquitlam
June 21, 2019 Show & play Public: Open House To be confirmed

Show & Play meetings provide the general public with the opportunity to try out instruments made by our membership.   The feedback provided by musicians to our violin, viola and cello makers is invaluable.  Everyone is welcome!

Hands-on meetings provide members with the opportunity to learn from our more experienced members by working work on their violins with them.  Most meetings will include a demonstration of select tools and techniques.  These run from 6pm to 9pm and are hosted by Lee Valley, Coquitlam, in their Seminar Room.  Guests and drop-ins are welcome.