Silhouette Cutting: Tuesday 10th November 2020


“My Ardrossan Tribute Studio Day will take place on Tuesday 10th November 2020”
Sittings between noon and 6pm UK time (GMT)

You can book a short, private Zoom session in the studio of the well-known silhouettist Charles Burns.

International sitting times

We welcome virtual visitors from all over the world. This studio day will take place during the morning in New York, the afternoon in London and the evening in Dubai.

If you live in these or similar time zones this event is for you!

Available Studio Day Sittings

Choose your first sitting, add ticket to basket, then add more sittings as needed before checking out.

How many sittings do I need?



We arranged this virtual studio day as a tribute to the Scottish silhouettist Ardrossan.

Silhouette cutting takes place online, so no need to worry about masks or social distancing! All our studio days consist of a series of 10-minute portrait sittings, which take place over Zoom.

After booking your sitting(s) you’ll receive an email ticket containing a Zoom link and further information.

On the day you’ll be asked to log in to the Zoom event shortly before the time you chose from the list above. Charles will cut silhouettes of you and your family and pop them in the post afterwards.

New here? Find out more

Who was Ardrossan?

The Scottish silhouettist known as Ardrossan is either a practical joke or a real artist whom nobody knows anything about.

Silhouette of a lady with a bonnet facing left
Painted silhouette signed ‘Ardrossan’ 1837

The mystery stems from a single silhouette signed “Ardrossan, September 1837” which doesn’t doesn’t look like anybody else’s work. It’s a stylistic oddity, all on its own. 

Studio Day Tributes

We named this Studio Day as a tribute to Ardrossan. As a self-taught artist Charles owes a huge debt to the work of past silhouettists, so naming studio days like this is a good way to pay tribute to them.
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Charles normally cuts silhouette in his own style (there are many examples all over this website). However, if you’d like your portraits cut in the manner of any tributed artist please do ask. Such challenges are always welcome!


Additional information

Sitting times

In multiples of 10 minutes


Silhouettes delivered worldwide after the event


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Event Details

Ten-minute private portrait sittings with silhouettist Charles Burns.

Start date: 10 November 2020

End date: 10 November 2020

Start time: 12:00 BST

End time: 18:00 BST

Venue: Mays Barn Virtual Studio

Directions: Log in via Zoom link 2 minutes before sitting

Phone: 07803 085637

Email: [email protected]