Daytime Studio Day: Saturday 10th July 2021

£45.00

Sittings between 9am and 3pm UK time (BST)

One sitting: £45.00
Two or more sittings: £40 each

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International sittings

We welcome visitors from around the world. This studio day will be:

  • Daytime in Paris
  • Afternoon in Dubai
  • Evening in Tokyo or Sydney

Please check your local time zone.

Available Sittings

Choose your first sitting, add ticket to basket, then add more sittings as needed. Quantity discounts will be applied at checkout.

 

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Description

I arranged this studio day as a tribute to the magician-silhouettist Dai Vernon

Silhouette cutting takes place online. All my 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. I’ll also send a reminder shortly before the event.

On the day you’ll be asked to log in to the Zoom event two minutes before the time you chose. I’ll cut silhouettes of you and your family and pop them in the post afterwards.

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Who was Dai Vernon?

Dai Vernon is far better known as a magician than as a silhouettist. He is widely celebrated father of close-up magic, inventing many of the card tricks still used by magicians to this day. 

Signature reads "Vernon 1931"
A 1931 silhouette of a man by Dai Vernon, with his typically flamboyant signature

It’s less well known that Dai Vernon earned his living as a street artist – in whatever town he happened to find himself – by cutting silhouette portraits for a few cents a time.

Legend has it that during the 1930s he worked under a sign saying “No Depression Here” and invariably had a ready supply of customers.

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Studio Day Tributes

This Studio Day is a tribute to Dai Vernon. As a self-taught artist Charles owes a huge debt to the work of past silhouettists – he has leaned so much from studying their work – so naming studio days after them is his way to pay tribute.

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 this artist please do ask. Such challenges are always welcome!

 

Additional information

Sitting times

In multiples of 10 minutes

Delivery:

Silhouettes delivered worldwide after the event

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Event Details

Ten-minute private portrait sittings with silhouettist Charles Burns.

Date: 10 July 2021

Start time: 09:00 BST

End time: 15:00 BST

Venue: Mays Barn Virtual Studio

Directions: Log in via Zoom link 2 minutes before sitting

Phone: 07803 085637

Email: [email protected]