Course weekends

Keeping in mind that for many people the 5-day working week is a reality, we organize 12 construction weekends every year, some in Makkum and some in Boskoop, the workshop of Ernst-Jan de Koning.

As of the 2020-2021 season it is also possible to build bows on a number of weekends. André Klaassen is then present for the expert guidance. Both for starting stick builders and for those who want to continue with what they ended with in the bow course week.

Options to stay overnight

Admission will be in order of registration via email or the contact form. The costs and cancellation rules are the same as for a weekly class day. Take a look at that page for precise information.

Dates

Makkum
  • September 19 – 20, 2020: instrument making
  • October 3 – 4, 2020: instrument & bow making
  • 24 – 25 October 2020: instrument making
  • November 14 – 15, 2020: instrument making
  • December 12 – 13, 2020: instrument & bow making
  • January 9 – 10, 2021: instrument making : canceled due to temporary closure of COVID guidelines
  • January 30 – 31, 2021: instrument making: canceled due to temporary closure of COVID guidelines
  • February 27 – 28, 2021: instrument making
  • March 13 – 14, 2021: grinding making
  • March 27 – 28, 2021: instrument & bow making
  • April 24 – 25, 2021: instrument making
  • May 29 – 30, 2021: instrument & bow making
  • June 12 – 13, 2021: instrument making
Boskoop
  • for the time being no planned weekends due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Due to too small space, the required distance between the builders cannot be maintained here.