About The Class

Instructor: Glenn Grishkoff

Medium: Brush Making

Workshop Title: Brush Making and Mark Making

Construct 15-20 brushes and experiment with their use. Learn knot-tying, cutting and wrapping hairs, epoxy mixing, and methods of creating brush handles. For each brush, you will use a different hair and construction technique, and materials will include buck tail, moose hair, rooster hackle, and broom corn straw. Then you will use your custom-made brushes for mark making, exploring watercolor, Sumi mark making, calligraphy, acrylic and oil painting washes, and the decoration of ceramic surfaces. Open to all.

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About The Instructor

Glenn Grishkoff

Glenn Grishkoff


Video of Grishkoff exhibition, including interviews.

Glenn Grishkoff has shared his expertise as an artist-brushmaker by conducting national and international workshops for over twenty years.  He earned a BFA from California State, Fullerton and an MFA from the Claremont Graduate University. Since 1995, he has enjoyed invitations to artist residencies in South Africa, Japan, and Thailand and has collaborated with the Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood and renowned ceramic artists Paul Soldner and Peter Voulkos. In 2008 he was awarded the Idaho Arts Fellowship. He is currently a professor of Art and Ecology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.



  • Application Fee: $50.00

  • Residents: $1,300.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

  • Commuters: $1.050.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

Grishkoff’s brushes … pulse with all of nature’s fleeting grandeur and quirky imperfections. They are bristly, knotty, curvy and feathery. Clutched in the hand of an artist, they give voice to the Earth that spawned them.
— Tara Morgan, Idaho Arts Quarterly

Glenn Grishkoff

These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.

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