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Due to the inclement weather, Fleming College’s campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg will open today at 11 a.m. (Feb. 27). We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day. Please use caution and take extra care when travelling.

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Give Me a Piece of Rosewood & I'll Make it Sing for You

Haliburton School of Art + Design
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Course Code: ARTS2545

How do pieces of trees create a box that can stir emotion?
Why does the grain of a soundboard always go in a particular direction?
Why do guitar makers use so many politically incorrect materials?
Why is a Soundhole a misnomer?
In this entertaining, three-part lecture/slideshow/concert, award-winning guitar maker, inlay artist, and performer, Grit Laskin, will answer these questions and more.
He guarantees that by the end of the first portion, you will have a surprising new understanding of how an instrument maker pulls music, not just sound, out of a wooden box. Stradivari guitars, disappearing wood species, and how a sound wave travels are just some of the other topics explored in this anecdote-filled presentation.
With the help of more than 100 images, Grit next takes you on a visual journey into his world of engraved inlay and shows how he has, in the eyes of many, been largely responsible for pushing the inlay medium from a decorative tradition into an art form.
To cap this unique experience, Grit will perform a short concert of songs and instrumentals, using four different handmade instruments - one of his guitars and a tenor mandolin, plus the Concertina and the Northumbrian Smallpipes (bagpipes from the north of England).

Attend this course in person

Registration will begin March 02, 2020 at 8:30 am

Saturday (2:00pm - 5:00pm)

Section: 41