HUGE Open Art Studio @ Silvermine School of Art - New Canaan & Darien Moms

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:30am – 3:30pm
School Campus
FREE EVENT – All Ages Welcome

Enjoy a full day of ART! Are you curious about different art techniques? Always wanted to learn more or a new medium? Open Art Studio is a day of hands-on workshops and demonstrations throughout the day. We have assembled the finest art professionals to give you explanations, demonstrations and techniques in various mediums that are not ordinarily available at other art schools. You can participate in a hands-on workshop or observe several demonstrations that interest you. This is a great way to sample a subject you may want to pursue in-depth later.
9:30am – 10am – Coffee and light breakfast
Morning Session: 10am – 12pm
Hands-on Workshop (all supplies are included, unless otherwise noted)

  • Clay Sculpture – Mark Andreas
  • Fabricating Metal Wire Bracelet – Gail Bradshaw
  • Felting – Robin McCahill
  • Hand Built Plates in Clay – Clare Lewis
  • Landscape Painting – Brian Wendler*
  • Portrait Painting – Heidi Harrington*
  • Portrait Photography – Elyse Shapiro
  • Stone Carving with Lime Stone – Andrew Davis
  • Wood Carving – Justin Perlman
  • Mural Painting with Mixed Media (Children) – Marta Violette Kot
  • Bubble Painting (Children) – Megan Collins


  • Elements of Light & Color in Oils – Dmitri Wright
  • Encaustic Panting – Nash Hyon
  • Glass Working – Stephanie Maddelana
  • Lithography – Charles DeLong
  • Mixing Media: Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil – David Dunlop
  • Painting Birds with Watercolors – Dorie Petrochko
  • Wheel Throwing – Jon Puzzuoli

12pm – 1pm – Lunch Break – Buy your lunch at the Silvermine Market across the street from the campus or bring your own. You will have time to view the Annual Faculty Exhibition in the Silvermine Gallery.
Afternoon Session: 1pm – 3pm
Hands-on Workshops (all supplies will be provided unless otherwise noted)

  • Acrylic and Mixed Media – Inez Andrucyk
  • Hand Built Bowls in Clay – Jon Puzzuoli
  • Landscape Painting – Brian Wendler*
  • Linear Perspective Drawing – Whitney Prentice
  • Monotype Printmaking – Natasha Karpinskaia
  • Still Life Oil Painting – Nina Buxenbaum
  • Textured Pendants – Margaret Brady
  • Clay Animals (Children) – Lisa Scroggins
  • Watercolor Painting (Children) – Wendy MacCordy


  • Acrylic Painting – Alex McFarlane
  • Furniture Woodworking – Mark Andreas
  • Metal Sculpture – Justin Perlman
  • Oil Painting with Exposed Drawing – Justin Wiest
  • Portrait Sculpture – Janice Mauro
  • Watercolor Painting – Christy Gallagher
  • Wheel Throwing – Heather Houston

 *Participants should bring their own supplies.

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