Morning Studio Day: Monday 21st June 2021

£45.00

Sittings between 6am and 12pm 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:

  • Daytime in Dubai
  • Afternoon in Tokyo and Sydney
  • Evening in New Zealand

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

We arranged this virtual studio day as a tribute to the Rock City silhouettist Otho Barden.

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.

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Who was Otho Barden ?

Otho Barden was an American artist who cut silhouettes at the popular tourist attraction of Rock City on Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He seems to have worked there for many years, probably from the opening of Rock City in 1932  until the mid 1950s. 

Two silhouettes stamped "Otho Barden, souvenir of Rock City"
A pair of face-to-face silhouettes cut by Otho Barden at Rock City, Georgia, probably in the early 1950s.

His silhouettes are quite large, usually bearing a “Rock City” stamp, and often have their shoulders turned towards the viewer. 

Studio Day Tributes

We named this Studio Day as a tribute to Otho Barden . 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

Delivery:

Silhouettes delivered worldwide after the event

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Event Details

Ten-minute private portrait sittings with silhouettist Charles Burns.

Date: 21 June 2021

Start time: 06:00 BST

End time: 12:00 BST

Venue: Mays Barn Virtual Studio

Directions: Log in via Zoom link 2 minutes before sitting

Phone: 07803 085637

Email: silhouettist@silhouettist.uk