It is thought that music stands originated in 200 BC in Ancient China, although they were not commonly used until the 1300’s by European musicians from Germany and Switzerland. But it took American woodworker Matthew Werner to turn this utility stand into a work of art. This class will focus on making a music stand designed by Matthew. Students will learn techniques for working with curves that will expand their design and building vocabulary beyond straight edges and right angles. Techniques will include bent lamination, half-lap joinery, sliding dovetail joinery and working with veneers. During the week students will make an adjustable height music stand that is unique, beautiful and functional. The stand will feature curved laminations for strength and stability. The base will be weighted for balance. The top head that holds the music sheets could have marquetry or inlay but will not be a part of this workshop. However if students wish to add marquetry or inlay, Matthew recommends they take his weekend marquetry class to learn the process.