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Camp - Build a Cigar Box Guitar and Shoe Box Amp

Ages 8 and up
July 10 - 14
1 - 4pm
Cost: $150 plus $50 for materials (scholarships available if needed)
Students may bring lunch and combine morning and afternoon camps for a full day, 9-4pm.

A camp with a very specific project - to build a sturdy, working, nice-sounding 3-string guitar and amplifier. Participants will learn safe and effective techniques for using drills, saws, clamps, and other woodworking tools, as well as soldering equipment. Basic concepts of acoustics and circuitry will be covered. There will be time towards the end of the week for playing and recording the instruments together.

Email laynegarrett at with any questions or to reserve a space. ($50 deposit required.)

Layne Garrett is an improvising musician, instrument builder, educator, and parent based in Takoma DC. He has been building and playing instruments of his own design for over 10 years. He has taught instrument building classes, camps, and workshops at Bethesda KID Museum, FutureMakers, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Capital City Public Charter School, and Thornton Friends School.

Earlier Event: July 10
Band Camp!