2 January

FIBER METAMORPHOSIS

FIBER METAMORPHOSIS

Main Line Art Center Thursdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Jan 12 – Feb 9, 2017 Session: Winter Medium: Fiber Arts | Level: Beginner The focus of this five-week course is to experiment with materials derived from fiber. Materials could include any number of papers found or bought –the odder the better: adhesives, stiffening agents, wires of all gages, […]

2 January

STEP INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATING ART INSTALLATIONS

STEP INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATING ART INSTALLATIONS

  STEP INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATING ART INSTALLATIONS Main Line Art Center Thursdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2017 Session: Winter Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels Learn more: mainlineart.org Think about sculpture as something other than a standing form. In this course installation art is demystified as you are […]

12 December

Explore the Arts at DCAD

Explore the Arts at DCAD

Come join me for two new and exciting continuing ed courses at Delaware College of Art and Design. Fiber Metamorphosis & Introduction to Wall Sculpture Fiber Metamorphosis: Wednesdays January 11th – February 8th 6P.M – 9:15 P.M Introduction to Wall Sculpture: Mondays January 9th – February 6th 6P.M – 9:15 P.M

15 February

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis is a new class currently offered in the Winter Session at Main Line Art Center. It has become so wildly popular that it’s also running again in the Spring! The focus of this four-week course is to be inspired by and learn how to transform found and natural materials into  the essential elements used to […]

9 December

Linocut Workshop

Linocut Workshop

Recently we hosted another Art Adventure, this one was Linocut workshop with a distinct theme… beer and wine. Art Adventures are our interpretation of a “paint night”, but soooo much more exciting!! The group created images for their own bespoke small-brew batches of wine or beer- imaginary and real. Each design was unique and imaginative, keeping with […]

21 October

Invasive Vine Basket Making at Mt. Cuba Center

Invasive Vine Basket Making at Mt. Cuba Center

We gathered in the super-fabulous wet lab at Mt. Cuba Center on friday to create beautiful and functional baskets, made of invasive vines.         Margaret Shillingford introduced the vines that the staff had collected from the grounds at Mt Cuba. Honeysuckle, Bittersweet, Virginia Creeper- these were among the many clingy, twining, vines that we used to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 February

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 […]