NEW WORKSHOP offerings

February 27, 2014 Comments Off

Binnie Birstein is teaching Two Encaustic workshops.


Prints, Papers & Wax & TRANSFERS!
March 1 & 2, 2014 10-4 Saturday-Sunday
Day 1-Saturday
Learn how to incorporate your prints and other materials into your work with encaustic. Encaustic can be used as paint as well as a medium to adhere your prints, drawings and papers. We’ll cover safety, a brief overview of contemporary artists working with papers and wax. Participants will work in a variety of techniques including brushing, dipping, incising, stencils, collage, and more.
Bring your prints and drawings to see how you can rework and discover something new!
This is a wonderful opportunity to see how you can turn older work into a source of inspiration…take your work in another direction.
Day 2-Sunday
It’s all about transfers! Starting with black toner transfers, we’ll go beyond with some surprising techniques for incorporating other types of transfers, including color into your work. We’ll cover at least 4 more types of transfer techniques.
Details of what you need to bring will be provided upon registration.

1 day $150/ 2 days $275
Includes most materials
Try it! Encaustic Sampler
March 9, 2014 12-4 Sunday
Want to see if you’d like to learn more about painting with encaustic. Join me for Sunday afternoon to learn all about what this medium can do.

$100 includes all supplies and materials
Contact Binnie for more information:

Figure Drawing @ the Studios/Ongoing event

February 16, 2014 Comments Off

Figure Drawing LogoArtists of all levels of experience are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come learn, share, and have some fun with other local artists! We provide some tables and easels; however, we recommend artists to bring their own travel easels and/or drawing boards as well as any medium you prefer. Feel free to bring refreshments and/or snacks to share with the group!

  • DATE/TIMES: every other Thursday 6:30-9:30pm:
    Feb 20 | Mar 6, 20 | Apr 3, 17 | May 1, 15, 29 | June 12, 26
    July 10, 24 | Aug 7, 21 | Sept 4, 18 | Oct 2, 16, 30 | Nov 13 | Dec 11
  • COST: $15 per person, cash only.
  • RSVP REQUIRED — a minimum of 6 participants is needed.
  • CONTACT: or call (646) 456-3622 to RSVP and to receive weekly reminders, updates and/or cancellations.
  • LOCATION: Firing Circuits Studios, 3rd Floor 1 Muller Industrial Park Norwalk, CT 06851

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Lisa McHugh Figure
Lisa McHugh: Figure Drawing


Karen Vogel: New Member Show/Silvermine Art Gallery

January 3, 2014 Comments Off

Karen Vogel
Silvermine Art Gallery
New Members Show
January 8 – February 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 12, 2-4pm

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Happy New Year, from the artists of Firing Circuits Studios

January 1, 2014 Comments Off


Red Sphere
Nancy C. Woodward

Happy Holidays from the Artists of Firing Circuits Studios

December 18, 2013 Comments Off


“Cranberry Bird” by Sara French

Opening: Sarah French

December 4, 2013 Comments Off

Sarah French latest works on view
at Brendans 101 in Rowayton
from December 18th through January 15th.
Stop by for some Holiday cheer on Thursday December 19th from 6-8 PM.


Special Visitor to FCStudios: Mayor Harry Rilling

November 26, 2013 Comments Off

The Mayor of Norwalk has decided to honor us
with a visit during our Friday night wine and cheese reception, November 29. We are expecting a special guest, Mayor Harry Rilling at 6pm. We are thrilled he believes in the arts and the opportunity and enrichment that arts bring to Norwalk citizens. It is especially rewarding that he is participating in the Shop in Peace/Firing Circuits Open Studios event.
Add beautiful music provided by Annalisa Ewald and Ed Wright, wine, food, artists, shopping, open studios and you have a fine happening brewing at the factory. Please join us.

Friday Evening, November 29: 5pm-8pm  (wine and cheese and music)
(6pm-Mayor Harry Rilling)
Saturday, November 30: 12pm-5pm
Sunday, December 1: 12pm-5pm (music 2pm-4pm/Greg Hare/guitar)

Great Holiday cheer and plenty of free parking on both sides of the building.
Ed Wright will be in the house on Friday night, November 29th. Ed’s blend of classical and contemporary acoustic guitar playing will certainly get us all in the holiday spirit. Annalisa Ewald is also performing  on Friday Eve, November 29,  from 6pm to 8pm. She will perform her sultry classical guitar and feature works from her newly released album
“Annalisa Ewald Live at the Factory Underground”.
Greg Hare will be playing on Sunday December 1 from 2pm until 4pm. He described his style as fun, jazzy and Pop.

Firing Circuits Studios
1 Muller Avenue
Norwalk CT 06851

info: 518-852-6478
Directions – Route 7 (Main St.) to Broad St. to Sniffen St., last building on the right, Open Studios on 2nd & 3rd floors.
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Contact your favorite artists here: About the Artists, for their preferred visiting hours. Individual Studio hours may vary.
Exciting new artists each weekend. Visit more than once, you are certain to discover fun spontaneous happenings at Norwalk’s new cultural destination!

Participating FCStudio artists: Sue Brown Gordon, Binnie Birstein, Derek Uhlman, David E. Gordon, Nancy Woodward, Mari Gyorgyey, Karen Vogel, Linda Colletta, Lisa McHugh, Carla Wales, Carla Alpert, Sarah French, Lori Lohstoeter, Jeanine Esposito, Elisa Keogh, Cecilia Fradet, Denise Minnerly, Susan Leggett, Regina (Geney) Levin

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