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 […]

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 […]

18 March

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 […]

17 February

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 February

Collage, Gouache & Encaustic

Collage, Gouache & Encaustic

In response to the Facebook Art Challenge, there is expressed interest in seeing more of my collage, encaustic and gouache work, I’m happy to know that there is so much appreciation for this type of work. My NEW web site is under construction, and the current website susanbenarcik.com doesn’t cover the collage, encaustic, and gouache […]

18 January

Highlands Art Garage -The Best Stop on the Art Loop

The best stop on the Art Loop… The Highlands Art Garage- a new and exciting arts education venue offering unique classes and workshops.  Friday, February 6th To mark the official opening in our new location at 2003 West 17th Street in Wilmington, Rich Bockman, Linda Celestian,  Rich Pierce and I will be on hand to answer questions regarding […]

31 December

New! Continuing Education Classes at DCAD

  Come take a class with me at DCAD!!! Spring Catalogue:http://issuu.com/dcadcomm/docs/cecatalog_web/1?e=0 NEW MEDIUMS / NEW PERSPECTIVES SIX SESSIONS Wednesday Apr. 1 – May 6 6 PM – 9:15 PM In this 6 session course, have fun experimenting with a variety of creative mediums that will improve your capacity to trust your intuition while working with […]

3 February

Creative Materials All Around

Are you feeling creative? When happens now? Do you follow through, or drop the ball and use the sad excuse, “I have no art materials kicking around to make anything”? Come to the Delaware Center for Horticulture on the evening of February 18th and 25th, where I’ll be giving a creative workshop called “ECO-FUSION”. There will be […]

14 January

Eco-Fusion at Delaware Center for Horticulture

ART/HANDS ON   I’ll soon be offering a unique art-meets-the-environment two-day workshop called  Eco-Fusion: 3D Forms.   On February 18 & 25, at the Delaware Center for Horticulture-  known locally as DCH, I’ll inspire workshop guests to combine found objects and natural materials to create beautiful, organic sculptures. My own work expresses a deep concern for […]

5 August

500 Paper Objects

In this great book filled with images, paper is showcased in remarkable works that demonstrate the virtually boundless potential of this everyday  material.  Juror Gene Mc Hugh showcases over 150 artists and craftsmen in a book published by Lark Crafts 2013.