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Led by experienced ukulele craftsman Frank Irby, students will use raw materials learn to make a tenor ukulele. Basic construction and luthier techniques are covered as well best practices for using tools, both hand-held and power tools. Held in the PNCA woodshop, the class will focus on craftsmanship and best practices for instrument making along with fine tuning your ukulele for an instrument that plays as well as it looks. See examples of Frank’s ukes on the ce blog and student video about making a Ukulele in a BFA class. Materials are provided. This class’ schedule has changed since the catalog publication and will be held on Thursday evenings. Class started October 3, but registrations are still being excepted unitl the 10th.
Instructor: Frank Irby
Frank Irby spent much of his youth as an Army brat‚ living in the Southern states and Okinawa with his family. After a stint as a business major, he followed his heart and completed the Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. For the past 25 years, he has invested his energy in teaching and mentoring students in a range of three-dimensional courses in the Sculpture Department at PNCA.
Learn more about Frank at http://fatcatukuleles.com
+ Dept/Lab Fee: $100.00
Add Certificate Program Fee: + $60.00
Oct 03, 2013 - Nov 21, 2013
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM