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Hand-Cut Silhouettes by Deborah O'Connor

04dec10:00 am3:30 pmHand-Cut Silhouettes by Deborah O'ConnorRidgefield Historical Society

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Enjoy the artistry and talent of Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor as she demonstrates her craft at this annual tradition at the Scott House. Original and irreplaceable, hand-cut silhouettes make treasured gifts and capture their subjects in the briefest and most precious moments in time.

A silhouette is a portrait cut freehand from black paper and placed on a light background; they first became popular in the mid-18th Century.

Ms. O’Connor requires only five minutes to capture the profile of a sitter, whether it’s a calm and composed 10-year-old or a wiggly toddler; she also does pet silhouettes, generally from photographs. Adults as well as children sit for these classic images.
This year, the Historical Society is offering in-person appointments as well as the option of ordering in advance with a photo (pick-up on Dec. 4 at Scott House). Advance ordering is recommended for pet silhouettes.

The cost is $35 ($30 for members) for each silhouette, mounted on white cardstock. Duplicates are $15. Traditional frames and mats will also be available for purchase.

To register for an appointment, please complete and submit the Silhouette Registration form here or below. All appointments require a $10 non-refundable registration fee which will be applied to your overall purchase.

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