Brush Making Workshop with Troy Bungart

Brush Making Workshop with Troy Bungart


Saturday, April 6, 2019. 10am-4pm. With visiting artist Troy Bungart. Space is limited so please register in advance. 15 spaces remain!

An Introduction to Making Quality Handmade Paintbrushes: Contemporary brush maker Troy Bungart brings his basic Brushmaking Workshop to the Gina DeSantis Studio.  Discover how one-of-a-kind brushes can make distinctive marks that aid artistic expression.  Consider the aesthetics of tools as art that inspires art.  Learn to make brush heads from a variety of hair and fiber then set them into bamboo ferrules and handles.  Play with slip and a variety of brushes to expand your mark-making vocabulary.

Troy starts the workshop with a slide lecture and demonstrations.  The remaining hours are a hands-on workshop during which Troy oversees and answers questions while participants make their own handmade paintbrushes and try them out to discover the marks they make.  

Bring your own eye and ear protection.

Optional: bring a few pieces of plainly glazed ware if you wish to sample-fit marks to your work using wash-off clay slip.  

Also optional: bring some found or favorite embellishments to give your brushes an individual vibe.   

Learn more about Troy by clicking here!

The studio will provide coffee and bagels for breakfast. We will host a pot luck for lunch. Feel free to bring something to share or pack a light lunch.

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