Stacey Styles will provide a hands-on exploration of essential retouch techniques, from initial varnish analysis to applying surface patina with. Topics will include the use of UV light in analysis, cleaning and removing old retouch, applying new retouch, matching color and texture.
Students should bring their instruments with repairs and woodworking already completed. Discussions and demonstrations will be inspired by these projects. Tuition includes varnish materials, however, students are encouraged to bring their materials and experience to add to the "exploration." Project approval is required prior to attending the workshop. Space is limited so please no cellos or basses unless you have instructor approval.