Mineral ground for contemporary makers

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MINERAL GROUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MAKERS. Michele Dobner

Workshop about methodology and application techniques of mineral ground (primary varnish coat) relative to oil-resin varnishes intended for classical bows instruments

Place:
BELE.Basque School of Violin Making.
Bele. Conservatorio de Musica – Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga
Plaza Ibarrekolanda 1, 48015 Bilbao. Spain.

Date: 15th- 18th February 2018. Thursday to Sunday

Timetable: Thursday to Saturday 9:00-13:00/ 14:30-17:30 and Sunday 9:00-15:00.

Lecturer: Michele Dobner

Duration: 25 hours

Registration requirements:
Short CV with the contact info from the applicant (name, email address…)
Please send the above to this address: lutheria@conservatoriobilbao.com
Selection of applicants will be based on the above required information.

Number of places: 12

Languaje: English / Spanish

Course fee: 400€

Accommodation:Bilbao has a wide lodging offer. However, we have made an agreement with “Colegio Mayor Miguel de Unamuno” hall of residence or students dorm (just in front of our school- see map-) to accommodate the participants in our workshops. All rooms are single or double and there will be a discount if a group of more than ten people ask for a place there.
Colegio Mayor Miguel de Unamuno
Single room HB: Group price 27 € / Price without group discount 34 €
Double room HB: Group price 50 € / Price without group discount 62 €
(Half Board: Room, breakfast + supper). Price per day. These prices are subject to changes. Please enquire.

Contact: lutheria@conservatoriobilbao.com

Michele Dobner : www.micheledobner.com

EACH PARTICIPANT SHOULD BRING:

  • INSTRUMENT:

At least ONE (violin, viola, or cello) without any varnish but with a chemical preparation (salt) on the wood and has been exposed to UV lamp or direct sunlight.

– fingerboard covered by paper isolating scotch tape to protect it from UV rays. In case the instrument has no fingerboard it has to be covered with a piece of wood on the glueing surface neck/fingerboard.

– wooden stick in the button hole or in case of a cello a support in place of the endpin.

  • VARNISH:

– transparent varnish (oil+resin) of your own production that you usually employ, or commercial varnish that dries in 12 hours – 50cc are enough for violin and viola.

  • DRY PIGMENTS:

Natural pigments selected by you according to your taste – important: exclusively in powder (dry) example: red – orange – yellow – brown

  • SOLVENTS:

– Solvents that you usually use in your own varnishing process (spirit of turpentine, white spirit, Sansodor, etc..)

  • MATERIALS:

– medical gloves (vynil) 20 pairs

– 2 pairs of light cotton gloves (like those used by waiters)

– a white ceramic mortar (not in glass, nor marble, nor metal) including the pestle

– 2 synthetic brushes for oil varnish of different sizes (brand new)

– 2 synthetic brushes for oil varnish of different sizes (already used)

– 1 small flexible palette knife to remove the material inside the mortar

THE VARIOUS MINERALS WILL BE BROUGHT BY THE TEACHER DURING THE COURSE