20 October

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Do natural forms and patterns inspire and delight you? I often create designs based on organic patterns and forms. Can you tell which piece is based on a shark egg sack, or “Mermaid’s Purse”, and which design was based on giraffe fur? I’m teaching “Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms” at DCAD; Continuing Ed &  for credit […]

7 October

ORDINARY MEDIUMS; EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS at Main Line Art Center

ORDINARY MEDIUMS; EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS at Main Line Art Center

  Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM with Susan Benarcik Oct 28 – Nov 18, 2015Artists produce solutions, manage uncertainty, experiment, explore, transform, collaborate, problem-solve, and take risks every day. In this 4 session course, you are invited to experiment with a practicing studio artist with a variety of creative mediums that will activate your […]

10 September

Autumn Wreath; Not Your Ordinary Wreath Workshop

Autumn Wreath; Not Your Ordinary Wreath Workshop

Autumn Wreath: Not Your Ordinary Wreath at Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA Monday, September 28, 2015 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Notes: $30 supply fee payable to instructor Using unusual branches and vines as a base for creating your own autumn wreath.  The outcome is really up to you and your own personal style, […]

26 August

New!! Art Adventures with Susan & Linda

New!!  Art Adventures with Susan & Linda

Premiering at Highlands Art Garage in September… Art Adventures– a group creativity workshop- led by Susan Benarcik and Linda Celestian As your highly skilled sherpas we will prepare the route, fix the ropes in place, and provide the necessary gear for your art adventure! No previous experience is needed. Work spontaneously with provided art materials quieting the […]

26 August

Sizzling Summer Classes

Sizzling Summer Classes

July was packed with fun for students looking for a summer adventure. Working in mediums such as paper marbling, photo collage, and collaborative sculpture.  Seemingly unrelated, these three traditional mediums aren’t governed by logic, and tend to produce unpredictable outcomes. They push our comfort level and cause us to think about process, evolution, u-turns, and surprise.  Both […]

25 June

Paper Marbling Workshop

Paper Marbling Workshop

Highlights from my Paper Marbling workshop at Highlands Art Garage. We had a blast, and the results were astounding!  I’m scheduling additional batik and marbling workshops for the Summer and Autumn right now, so please let me know if this type of workshop is something that you’d be interested in. Marbling consists of floating paints on a surface of thickened […]

28 May

Evening and weekend Summer Courses at DCAD

DCAD – Delaware College of Art and Design – A creative partnership between Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design INSPIRED BY NATURE: DRAWING ORGANIC PATTERNS AND FORMS Instructor: Susan Benarcik SIX SESSIONS Thursday, June 11 – July 16; 6 PM – 9:15 PM Non-Credit Tuition: $230; 2 CEUs Are you inspired […]

25 May

Batik Workshop

Batik Workshop

Batik Workshops at Highlands Art Garage are awesome! Generally, none of the folks that attend have any experience with batik, and yet each of their designs turns out to be unique and compelling. Batik is a process by which melted wax is applied to cotton fabric to resist or retain several layers of color. It definitely […]

10 April

Design | Build Insect Houses at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Design | Build Insect Houses at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

              Join me at the Delaware Center for Horticulture  for a Make and Take Workshop: Design | Build Insect Houses  Wednesday, June 3rd & 10th from 5:30-7:30 We’ll use materials from your garden shed, recycle bin, garage, and garden to create insect homes that attract pollinators and provide a place […]

23 March

Philly.com Spring Fashion and Art

Philly.com Spring Fashion and Art

How awesome is this… I just found out that two of my sculptural installations, “A Flexible Perspective” and “Mental Notes” were part of a Spring fashion shoot for Philly.com. Read the story and see work by talented In Liquid artist members  in  Philly.com   Images  by MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer