Handmade Paint Brushes with Rory Sparks

Date: Saturday June 20, 2020
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Rory Sparks
Tuition: $100
Materials: $20

Taking control and letting go are two ways to approach and explore this ancient craft. Personalize your brushes to your unique style of mark-making, or alternatively, let your brushes decide what marks you’ll make. Brushes are beloved tools that can guide your creations in surprising ways. We will work with different types of hair and fur, as well as feathers, foliage, and found materials. We will explore various sizes, shapes, and styles, and construct with myriad materials for ferrules and handles. We'll also learn how to cut quills for a calligraphic mark. Use your creations for painting, writing, drawing, or even for cleaning, cosmetics or display. 

No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up.