The Art of Broom Making
April 11, 2019 – April 14, 2019
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.
COURSE FEE: $450
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.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.