Whisked Away A Weekend: Historical Appalachian Class
Beginning & Intermediate
September 19, & 20, 2020-Saturday & Sunday-2 Sessions
10:30 am-5:30 pm
Instructor: Mark Hendry
Class Fee: $145.00 non-members + $55 Supply Fee
$130.50 BRMAA members +55 Supply Fee
The Art Center's Appalachian Craft & Cultural Heritage Series continues to be some of the most favorite classes at the Art Center. This broom making class is a great addition to our series. The student will create various styles of historic Appalachian whisk brooms. The brooms will be functional and decorative whisk designs, using color and varying construction styles to take home a cache of whisks, along with the know-how to create more on their own The intended projects are traditional whisk, chicken wing whisk, turkey wing whisk, and hawk’s tail whisk. The techniques include plaiting, hand construction and stitching. All class tools and materials are provided, and all levels are welcome. Students can bring an apron and hand balm for the class. Some hand strength is required. Students are welcome to bring a sack lunch for a brief break each day. Come learn heritage traditions and create some great works of art.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Instructor: Mark Hendry Mark Hendry is a full-time artisan specializing in historic handcraft with a focus on using natural materials. With over 30 years of experience as a professional teacher of fine and performing arts, both in private, public, and magnet schools, Mark travels throughout the country teaching all levels and ages. He teaches regularly for the John C. Campbell Folk School & Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, 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.