Silhouette Cutting on Monday 26th October


“My Major John André Tribute Studio Day will take place on Monday 26th October 2020”
Sittings between 9am and 3pm 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 day in Paris, the afternoon in Dubai and the evening in Tokyo.

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 French silhouettist Edgar Adolphe.

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 John André?

Better known as a military man than as a silhouettist, Major André was famously hanged as a spy during the American war of independence.

Fairly amateur silhouette of a man with a hand-drawn oval border
Captain Batewell by Mjr John André, c.1777

He was also a keen amateur silhouettist. He left behind a number of interesting silhouettes, including a portrait of George Washington. 

Studio Day Tributes

We named this Studio Day as a tribute to John André. 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.
[ More Tributes ]

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


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Silhouette Cutting on Monday 26th October”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Event Details

Ten-minute private portrait sittings with silhouettist Charles Burns.

Start date: 26 October 2020

End date: 26 October 2020

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]