These 30-minute experiences will introduce beginners to the wonder of glassmaking. Sign up for a class in our glass blowing or flameworking studio to have an experienced artist guide you through the process. You will produce a fabulous piece of art that will be ready for your pickup the following day - or we can ship it to you! Prices range from $50 to $80 depending on what you choose to make. Jump on over to the website and pick an available time!
Screening of Alex Prager’s (American b. 1979), Face in the Crowd, 2013, HD Digital Video, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
A part of our current exhibit, TRANSFORMATION: A Photography Exhibit.
All Screening Times:
Tuesday, June 1st - 6pm
Thursday, June 24th - 11AM
Thursday, July 8th, 5:30PM
Tuesday, July 20th, 5:30pm
Thursday, July 29th, 5:30pm
Thursday, August 12th - 11am
About the Exhibition:
The photographer is an artist who applies a lens to the world and the contemporary social order. TRANSFORMATION is a gathering of powerful and intriguing images that open stories of our times and portray a world undergoing transformation.
The exhibition will also explore the transformation of the photographic process. Photography as an artistic medium has been the beneficiary of changing technologies and new materials in the last quarter-century. The artist now has dramatic latitude in terms of scale and visual media. Photography is no longer just a pretty picture or a document. It can be many things at once, integrating many materials and media.
Participants in this session will learn how to make a turkey wing broom. Cull processed hurl, separate the hurl into nine sections, tie sequentially into the shape of a wing, and fasten the handle using broom corn stalks. Included in this session also will be information about the history of broom making, the plant (sorghum vulgare), sources of both broom corn and twine, and other possible types or styles of brooms.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels three weeks prior to the event. For cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Peter Werner has been a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild since 2008. He learned his craft 26 years ago, and often demonstrates at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. He has taught broom making throughout the Southeast as well as in California and Wisconsin. His brooms are featured in the Baker Center at the NC Arboretum, and the Folk Art Center and Guild craft Stores of the SHCG.
This workshop has limited tickets to ensure social distancing. Everyone will have their own table to work at, with plenty of space in between. People who share the same house may work at the same table. Masks are required.