Morning Studio Day: Thursday 1st April 2021


“My April Fielding Tribute Studio Day will take place on Thursday 1st April 2021″
Sittings between 6am and noon UK time (BST)

You are booking a short, private Zoom session in the virtual 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 Dubai, the afternoon in Tokyo and early evening in Sydney.

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 Dublin-based silhouettist April Fielding.

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 April Fielding ?

The English silhouettistte (her word, not mine) April Fielding is a mysterious character. Until this year I didn’t even know her name. I knew such as artist existed only by the occasional example of her work which popped up, sometimes initialled ‘AF’, or just ‘A’. 

Silhouette of a man by April Fielding
Young man with a moustache, cut in two parts by April Fielding in the 1900s

Her style is instantly recognisable as she usually cut her silhouettes in two parts (the head and body being separate) and then embellished the head with extra details in pencil. Her name , and the fact that she was a woman, only became apparent when a kind virtual studio client sent me two of her silhouettes with a label on the back saying:

“April Fielding fec., Silhouettistte • Crystal Palace • 1909”

Studio Day Tributes

We named this Studio Day as a tribute to April Fielding . 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.

Charles normally cuts silhouette in his own style (there are many examples all over this website). However, if you would 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.

Date: 1 April 2021

Start time: 06:00 GMT

End time: 12:00 GMT

Venue: Mays Barn Virtual Studio

Directions: Log in via Zoom link 2 minutes before sitting

Phone: 07803 085637

Email: [email protected]