Evening Studio Day: Sunday 23rd May 2021

£45.00

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

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

How many sittings do I need?

International sittings

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

  • Morning in Los Angeles
  • Afternoon in New York
  • Evening in Paris

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 virtual studio day as a tribute to the European street silhouettist known as Audax.

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.

New here? Find out more

What was Audax?

If you Google “Audax” you’ll find a lot of  information about long-distance cycle racing. However, Audax was also an itinerant silhouettist with a career spanning over 40 years; he worked from Flanders to Argentina. For all these reasons I refer to him as the long-distance silhouettist.

Card reads: Souvenir Blankenberghe 1904, Découpée par Audax Silhouettiste
Unknown fireman, by Audax, 1904

Audax was a European street silhouettist who worked at seaside resorts all over Europe in the 1900s and later in South America until the late 1940s. His silhouettes are all cut quickly from paper and mounted on blank postcards. Apart from my blog article linked below nothing has been written by him online, yet it’s possible to track his career from these backing cards.

Studio Day Tributes

This Studio Day is a tribute to Audax. 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: 23 May 2021

Start time: 15:00 BST

End time: 21:00 BST

Venue: Mays Barn Virtual Studio

Directions: Log in via Zoom link 2 minutes before sitting

Phone: 07803 085637

Email: silhouettist@silhouettist.uk