Glenn Grishkoff

Make Your Mark: Domestic Brush Making

June 16th – 25th, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 1pm – 3pm via Zoom

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Zoom in with a small group of people to watch Glenn Grishkoff teach you how to make hand-made brushes at home! Upon paid registration, Glenn will mail you a brush making kit that will include the materials necessary to make six different styles of brushes. Each meeting time, Glenn will demonstrate how to assemble a different brush, and how to use them in creative, artful ways. You’ll learn knot-tying, cutting and wrapping hairs, incorporating broom corn straw, and how to make your own, unique brushes.

Inspire your creativity, while socially distancing at home! Glenn will walk you through each step, for each style of brush. You can use the knowledge gained in this workshop to create many other brushes with materials you can gather on your own.

Glenn is a fantastic workshop teacher, who has taught at Sierra Nevada University many times. His workshop participants love him, and rave about his workshops!


The kit will include materials to make brushes with: Ermine tail, Deer tail, Elk hair, Moose hair, Broom Corn Straw, and Feather brushes. You’ll need to provide some materials and tools. Info will be emailed to you upon paid registration, and the kit will be mailed to you.


Glenn Grishkoff has conducted workshops for the past 20 years. He has also taught full time as an Assistant Professor in ceramics, 3-Dimentional studio arts, and Jewelry Making at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA, and is currently a professor teaching in the Department of Art and Art History at Loyola Marymount University, LA.  Grishkoff has developed a national and international reputation and has been the recipient of many solo, invitational and juried shows. He earned a BFA from California State Fullerton and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. He was awarded the 2008 Idaho Commission on the Arts fellowship award and is represented by The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In addition, he has traveled extensively in Japan and South Africa with a 2008 two-month artist’s residency invitation to make his brushes among the hill tribe people and painting elephants in northern Thailand.

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Glenn teaching a workshop at Serendipity Art Center in Japan!

Artist Statement

California-based artist Glenn Grishkoff grew up watching his Chinese-born Russian father grind his own ink and brush iconic glyphs onto rice paper. This childhood memory and his own experience in Asia taught Grishkoff the power of a brushstroke and the spirit of natural materials. The sculptural objects and performances he creates with clay, paper, wood, metal, textiles and hair, reference his own story and the materials he uses. In his work, one sees a reflection of human experience as the artist pays homage to the animal spirit within the physical world.

Glenn was the featured cover story of Clay Times magazine.

Glenn’s unique brushes



Grishkoff Performance