25 Jun 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 Apr 2015

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 Mar 2015

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

18 Mar 2015

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

Next time you need a unique and affordable gift, stop by the DCCA store, located just inside the front doors. The selection is amazing; prints, clocks,  cards, pottery, jewelry, and now my accordion books and photo albums!  It’s hard to leave without at least one special hand-crafted treasure by a local artist. Members get a great discount… another […]

19 Feb 2015

Sculptural Installations with Natural Materials

Sculptural Installations with Natural Materials

From sprouting seeds in soil, to saplings and tree limbs, natural materials are the building blocks of my sculptural work. Weather inspired by, or made of natural materials, these pieces are designed to reconnect us with the environment.      

17 Feb 2015

Murmuration

Murmuration

  I never really knew that large groups of birds performing synchronized flying in the sky had a name. Murmuration is the formation of thousands of birds gathering together in flight. This wall sculpture was made with murmurations in mind. It works well as a wall installation, also mounted on grey linen. I think this video caught by Sophie Windsor […]

17 Feb 2015

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

I find it challenging to make artwork out of unlikely materials and find the responses of viewers delightful -when they finally recognize what they are looking at. Because my relationship with the natural world is at the forefront of my practice, I use natural and found materials, principals of alchemy, and ecology to design and build […]

16 Feb 2015

Pysanky; Ukrainian Decorated Egg Workshop

Pysanky; Ukrainian Decorated Egg Workshop

Introductory Pysanky for Adults & Teens – with Susan Benarcik Wednesday 25th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday 26th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday 27th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday 28th 1 pm – 4 pm Sunday 29th 1 pm – 4 pm   In this three hour workshop, we will explore the of basics of pysanky; a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with […]