WHETHER it’s the company Xmas bash or an important product launch event, a silhouettist will feel a natural part of the event. Charles has worked at both events and many others. He finds people always enjoy seeing their own silhouettes, and watching those of their colleagues taking shape.
Cutting silhouettes at your event
If you’re new to silhouette cutting Charles would be happy to demonstrate. Let’s set up a Zoom chat and cut silhouettes of a colleague or two. We can discuss the event at the same time.
Silhouette cutting works well as:
- Table entertaiment at award dinners
- Mix-&-mingle entertaiment at a Christmas party
- Carefully branded mementos at product launches
- An attraction to conference and trade show stands
- Family portraits at summer fun days
- … and many others
The tools of a silhouettist are really simple: just a pocketful of black paper and a pair of surgical scissors. Being so portable. Silhouette cutting blends seamlessly into almost any kind of event.
How to use a silhouettist
There are many ways to integrate silhouettes into your event. Here are a few of them.
What is a silhouettist anyway?
NOT EVERYBODY KNOWS what a silhouettist is. When I describe what I do,I’m often met with a blank stare. “You mean, you cut up bits of paper for a living?” PICTURE THE SCENE: guests are beginning…
Silhouette workshops are all about fun
I’VE ALWAYS LOVED offering silhouette workshops. I’m aware that “having a go” an be a daunting prospect, particularly if you can’t draw. Yet if I put a pair of scissors in your hand the results…
Branding the silhouette mounting cards
Caricature silhouettes cut with scissors
ONE OF THE FREEDOMS in working at corporate events is the chance to make silhouette caricatures. I really love these lively and ridiculous cuttings. With their large heads and tiny bodies they poke fun at the guests but never…
Booking a silhouettist guest speaker
YOU MIGHT ASSUME that the market for guest speakers on silhouettes would occupy the tiniest of niches in a niche of the already niche market for speaker about art! Yet silhouettes touch a deep nerve…
Drawing a crowd at a conference stand
WHENEVER I THINK ABOUT PROMOTION I’m reminded of the old Covent Garden street artist’s mantra: Make ’em StopMake ’em StayMake ’em WatchMake ’em Pay Some people feel 2017 will be a year of uncertainty. Some…
Are silhouettes the perfect socially-distant art?
AS LOCKDOWN comes to an end it may soon be possible to host events again. Some clients are asking how I can maintain social distancing whilst cutting a silhouette. I’ll answer this with a short…
Are you the only artist who does this?
THIS IS A QUESTION I hear a lot. The answer is “not quite…”. Silhouette cutting does occupy a tiny niche in the world of art, but I’m not quite the only one. Knowing other silhouette…