Build and Play a Cantar (Musical Instrument)
Workshop Instructor: Donna Lamb

​In this learnshop you will learn to make and play a cantar, a one-string musical instrument that uses a recycled can as a resonator. A cantar is tuned like a mountain dulcimer and played like a guitar. The instructor will provide all the materials needed to create the cantar. In this learnshop you will learn the safety of using a power tool and will learn how to build an instrument with specific measurements. Upon completion of your cantar, the instructor will teach you to play a song. Making a cantar is a fun project that combines visual art with music. As a classroom project, it invites integration with mathematics.

• Location: July 17th - Russel Acton Folk Center - 212 West Jefferson Street; July 23rd - Broadway Center Room 70 (Conference Room) - 204 North Broadway

• Date/Time: July 17th OR 23rd from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

• Break: NA

• Total Hours: 3 hours

• Price: $46.00 (Includes all materials and use of equipment.)

• Age: 13 & Up (Participants under 18 MUST be accompanied by one parent, legal guardian or authorized adult through the duration of the workshop. If the parent, legal guardian or authorized adult wishes to participate, they must also register for the workshop. All participants under 18 MUST bring a Youth Authorization Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link.)

• Difficulty: All levels

• Class Size: 12 Max

• Take Home: One completed cantar.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.