To best meet students’ interest in learning the French traditional method of bow making in its entirety—stick, frog and button—master bow makers, teachers, and colleagues Lynn Armour Hannings and George Rubino alternate summers at SCVMW. In 2019, George Rubino will teach bow rehair, bow repair, and bow making.
The independent study format is designed for participants to work on bow projects under the guidance of master craftsman George Rubino. Participants choose their own projects after consulting with Mr. Rubino. Whether your plans include developing valuable skills to maintain your customers’ bows or making a bow in its entirety, this class will be an important addition to your education. Topics may include, but are not
limited to: bow rehair, bow repair, frog making, button making, and stick making. Read a detailed description of these topics.
Contact Mr. Rubino with any questions, to learn more details, and/or to discuss possible project topics at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.688.4885. Enrollment in the workshop should be done through the contact form on this website.
The bow making workshop is held very year in June. There are two one-week sessions running Monday through Friday; students may register for either session or for both. See this year’s dates.
Workshop hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with a lunch break at noon. The facilities are open in the evenings and on the weekend between sessions for participants who wish to continue working on their own.