Intermediate Broom Making
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Intermediate Broom Making - July 20th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Price: $127
Workshop Instructor: Chris Robbins

Students will build on skills developed during the beginning broom making workshop or broom making skills they already possess. Techniques will involve rolling and braiding fantail-type brooms. Materials, special techniques and tools will be discussed. Students will create two hand-rolled brooms – one cindersweep and one brethren broom in natural and / or multi-colored broom corn, employing more advanced techniques associated with broom making.

• Location: Berea College Campus - Mueller Student Crafts Building/Berea College Crafts (Broomcraft) - 100 Student Crafts Court (Formerly Dixie Court)

• Date/Time: July 20th from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

• Break: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (1.5 hours)

• Total Hours: 6 hours

• Price: $127.00 (Includes use of tools and all materials.) (See Notes Below - Participants may supply their own item for a broom handle.)

• Age: 16 & Up (Youth 16 - 18 MUST bring a Youth Authorization Form, completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, found at this Attendees Resources link.)

• Difficulty: Intermediate (Workshop participants MUST have completed a beginning level broom making workshop or have experience hand-rolling and braiding brooms.)

• Class Size: 6 Max

• Take Home: Two hand-rolled full size brooms – one cindersweep and one brethren broom in natural and / or multi-colored broom corn.

• Notes: Workshop participants MUST have completed a beginning level broom making workshop or have experience hand-rolling and braiding brooms.

Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes that cover the entire foot – no sandals allowed! All necessary safety equipment will be provided in the studio. Participants must have full dexterity in their hands and feet. This workshop requires upper body strength.

Participants may bring their own item for a handle if they choose. Handles can be anything, as long as it has 6 inches in length and 1 inch diameter or less space on one end that a broom can be tied onto.) Examples: Deer antler, shovel head, crooked stick or a stair baluster.

• NOTE TO EDUCATORS: Educators attending this session will receive access to on-line cross-curricular resources, suggested classroom activities based on skills and concepts covered in session, and a certificate of participation for Professional Learning documentation.