The Art of Broom Making

April 11, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Mark Hendry

The focus of this workshop is learning the traditional Appalachian art of making brooms from the ground up. Students will prep broomcorn, learn to harvest and finish handles, and construct a variety of broom styles including whisks, sweepers and besoms, each as functional as they are fanciful. Participants will explore the art of broom design and leave class with all the know-how to make brooms on their own. Open to all skill levels, however moderate hand and upper body strength are needed.


Mark Hendry is a full-time artisan specializing in historic handcraft with a focus on using natural materials. He has over 30 years’ experience as a professional teacher of fine and performing arts in private, public and magnet schools. Hendry travels the country teaching all levels and ages. He teaches regularly for the John C. Campbell Folk School, is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and is the director and resident artist for Mountain Heritage Handcraft, located in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Mark Hendry

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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