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Workshops on the Waterfront: Painting with Nature with Saya Behnam

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a free hands-on workshop with a Torpedo Factory Art Center artist at the Waterfront entrance of the Art Center. There will be a different project every third Saturday of the month from April – October, 1 – 3pm.

Join us for sunshine, artmaking, and fun!

June’s Workshop: Painting with Nature with Saya Behnam (Studio 229)

Learn about painting with natural colors from flowers, spices, and plants while seeing the artist at work.

Sayeh “Saya” Behnam is an Iranian-American artist born in Tehran-Iran. Fleeing from war, turmoil, revolution, experiencing dictatorship, cultural and traditional barriers, all had a profound influence in her art and life. She believes her art is where she can easily find and establish a true identity that could very much have been lost and undefined.   Her art deals with the core concepts of the human being; life, death, freedom, the now, time and more. She is very active in the social and humanitarian art space, working with NGO’s in the Middle East and the USA, especially with street children. She currently lives in northern Virginia, near the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.


June 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

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