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FREE HANDS-ON DEMO!: The Essentials of Paper with GLENN BRILL (Strathmore). Oct 9, 10:30am-12pm


Sunday, October 9, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Glenn Brill, Artist Educator for Strathmore Artist Papers™, will present The Essentials of Paper, a 90-minute hands-on presentation exploring Strathmore Fine Art Papers. He will focus on how understanding a paper’s fiber, weight, texture, surface, grade and permanency affect an artist’s, your choice and usage of fine art paper.

Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises, using a selection of papers and drawing materials. The goal of the presentation is to provide you with information to select the right papers for their medium and techniques as a working artist.
    The presentation will cover all aspects of fine art drawing papers including:
    • History of Writing Surfaces: parchment to papyrus to paper
    • History of Paper: from China to Europe
    • How Paper is Made: past and present
    • Handmade paper vs Machine made paper
    • Components of Paper: fiber, watermark, surface texture, sizing, weight, permanence
    • Environmentally friendly papers and alternative fibers: cotton, wood, hemp
    • Types of Paper: newsprint, sketching, drawing, Bristol, illustration, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, mixed-media, printmaking
    • Grades of Paper: 300, 400, 500 Series: for students, artists, professionals
    • Paper Storage
      Attendees will receive FREE:
    • Strathmore papers& literature
    • Selection of drawing materials
    • Watercolor brush
    Glenn Brill has presented educational presentations on art materials throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. In addition to serving in the past as a Professor at San Francisco State University, Glenn has taught at California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute and The University of California at Hayward. Glenn has been involved in art material/product development and education for over 20 years. He has worked for several premier art material companies as Director of Education, helping to develop and test oil and acrylic paints, brushes, canvas, paper, and drawing materials.

    Glenn is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowships. He has authored “Beyond the Brush” and co-authored “The Acrylic Handbook”. His artworks reside in permanent collections of the Archives of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, San Jose Museum and Phoenix Art Museum. Glenn holds a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Glenn completed an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art and is a Tamarind Master Printer. His current work is available at

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