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Artist Brush Making: From Tool to Treasure [Workshop]

Explore the idea that a tool can be a piece of functional artwork. Learn to make a variety of brushes and how to harvest and source materials. You’ll create brush heads from hair, fur, and natural fiber. For brush handles you’ll use bamboo, wood, and even learn the possibilities of how clay can be incorporated to make handles and ferrul.  This workshop includes discussions, slide presentations, and collaborations. The brushes can be used in various media with the possibility of mark making unique to each brush. You can use them in alternative process photography, ceramic mark making, lithography, watercolor, and much more. A materials fee of $65 per student is payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop.

Instructor: Sarah Ann Austin

Saturday, October 28: 10:30am – 4:00pm

Sunday, October 29: 12:30 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:   NC State Students – $55      Public – $70