Programs & Events
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Sunday, December 4, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EST
PLEASE NOTE: All Silhouette Appointments are currently booked. To get a place on the waiting list, please email or call. Silhouettes may also be created virtually. See details below.
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.
Following Registration, you will be contacted by the Ridgefield Historical Society to schedule your time(s) on Sunday, December 4.
To order a Silhouette online using a photograph, please visit the artist’s website (TheSilhouetteLady.com). Be certain to include “Ridgefield Historical Society” in the Special Instructions box so that we share the proceeds.
Thank you for your interest in this very special event and tradition. PLEASE NOTE: all Silhouette Appointments are currently booked. To get a place on the waiting list, please email or call 203-438-5821. Silhouettes may also be created virtually.