16 Feb 2018

Decoupage on Glass Plate Workshop

Decoupage on Glass Plate Workshop

In the 60’s and 70’s my Dad taught decoupage to many crafters in Wilmington, DE. Inevitably, I picked up his skills and perfected the art of decoupage on anything that would sit still long enough; purses, furniture, boxes, tables, trays, and plates. Last week I offered a Decoupage on Glass Plate Workshop at Highlands Art Garage and it was […]

16 Feb 2018

Create Beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Create Beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Ukrainian Easter Eggs Workshop with Susan Benarcik Sunday, March 25th  1:00 p.m – 4:00 pm Create Beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs in this three hour Pysanky workshop, use traditional Ukrainian folk designs, dyes, and a wax-resist method to create beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not […]

15 Feb 2016

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 Dec 2015

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 Oct 2015

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 […]

26 Aug 2015

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Feb 2015

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

What are you waiting for, the Spring classes at DCAD are awesome… especially mine. No art experience is necessary. Are you inspired by nature, but don’t really know how to integrate it into your artwork? This is the class for you:     Inspired By Nature: Organic Forms | 2D & 3D Investigate, recreate, and design 2 […]