Silhouette Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Classes

Last Saturday was the open house for the new Handmade Philly space at Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown, Philadelphia. My holiday silhouette class was the inaugural art class in the space. We had a great group of people in a relaxed, fun setting. I taught them how to cut paper silhouettes freehand using their eyes to dictate what they saw, how to mount their silhouettes. I demonstrated a silhouette cutting with one of the class participants as a model. Some class members made their portraits by having other class members sit for them while others used photos. Everyone ended up with a matted silhouette to take home! Check out the slideshow below for photos of the class and a flyer for upcoming classes.

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New Arts Space in Germantown, Philadelphia!

Classes

I recently announced that I was partnering with  Handmade Philly at a new physical arts space in Germantown, Philadephia to teach art classes. Today I had a chance to visit the space for the first time. Tuplehocken Exchange is a new space that houses a dance studios, art studios, and the new space for Handmade Philly. I met some of the lovely women who are working hard to make the new space come together.

IMG_5516The space itself is in a storied stone building. It is near the old Germantown High School and down the street from a big, beautiful Unitarian church. Check out the slideshow of the building and space below!

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And an update on registering for classes! If you’re interested in any of the classes I’m offering email info@handmadephilly.com Below is a flyer with for the winter classes I’m offering including a silhouette class, acrylic painting, watercolor card making, and pastel portraiture.

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Free Classes This Winter!

Classes

I have two fantastic art programs I’m bringing to local northeast libraries. And because they’re offered through the public library they’re FREE.

Wine & Watercolor: On Thursday, January 19th adults age 21 and over are invited to come to the Delaware City Library for watercolor painting and beverages. Treat yourself after the tiring holiday season of shopping and in-laws! Please call the library at 302-834-4148 to register.

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Valentine’s Day Silhouette Cutting with Chocolate: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the classic art of paper silhouette cutting at the Rising Sun Library in Rising Sun, Maryland.  To make Valentine’s Day even sweeter, those who attend will receive complimentary chocolate. Saturday, February 4th. 1-2PM.

I leave you with a drawing.

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