Tour + Talk at the Studio of Bennett Bean

May 11 - May 11, 2024

Tour + Talk at the Studio of Bennett Bean


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $75

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the inner workings of a renowned artist Bennett Bean’s studio. Gain insights into his inspirations, techniques, and the evolution of his distinctive style. Engage in a dynamic dialogue with Bennett who will answer questions about his artistic journey, influences, and successful art business over the last 50 years. Please note there will be no lunch provided, and participants will be given the address to the studio in Blairstown, NJ upon registration.

NOTE: We will not charge a registration fee for this special event. Please choose the “waive registration fee” option when registering.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Bennett Bean

Bennett Bean is a quintessential American polymath. He is best known as a ceramic artist (for his treatment of vessels post firing); but works in a range of media including stone, precious metals, wool and silk weaving, paper, parchment and painting. He was formally trained in fine art and has been making things, prolifically, since 1960, full time in the studio for the last 25 years. His work is represented by numerous galleries as well as in major museum collections nationwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the White House Art Collection.

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