Heirloom Hand Brushes

Teacher: Dan Hawkins | Date: Sun, 10.27 , 10am-4pm | Location: SE Division Studio
Tuition: $175 | Materials: $30
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Bridging the worlds of broom making and woodworking, this workshop offers the chance to handcraft an heirloom piece of functional art, with guidance by architect and designer, Dan Hawkins. More info...

Using locally sourced hardwoods and tampico fibers, sustainably derived from Mexico’s high altitude, Agave Lechuguilla cactus, students will craft beautiful, one-of-a-kind brushes. With a wide variety of possible shapes and styles, students will design their handles and bristle hole placement, before cutting and shaping their selected wood. Dan will demonstrate how to create a bristle template or jig, unique to each student’s design, to use for drilling the handles and assembling the tampico bundles needed to create bristles.

With instruction in safe use of a jig saw, band saw, belt sander, and carving knives, students will practice using both power tools and hand tools to shape their handles. Once handles are shaped and a wood finish is applied, Dan will guide the class through the process of gluing tampico bundles into the pre-drilled holes to complete their brushes. Students will leave class with at least one finished brush, and a foundational understanding of woodworking tools and techniques.

All materials, equipment, and personal protective equipment provided. No experience necessary.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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