Shiny Happy Things Workshop (and Neckties!) with Bob Benson

Make mirror art!

Make mirror art, or a mirror necktie, with Bob Benson!

  • When: Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Time: 11am–2pm
  • Cost: $55, $40 Members (Join Today!)

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own flashies — dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such. You'll also have the chance to make a beautiful mirror necktie — a treat for yourself, or the perfect gift for a special person in your life. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave this workshop with at least one finished project, and possibly even both a flashie and a necktie! For beginning and continuing students. Check out to see more of Bob's work.


Advance registration & payment required, please call (410) 244-1900 to register for this workshop. Don't delay, space is limited! Due to the potentially dangerous nature of the materials used in this workshop (large quarter inch thick mirror and silicone adhesive), participants must be 16 or older.


Cancelations for workshops must be made 5 days in advance in order to receive a full refund. Each of our workshops has a limited number of registrants and usually a wait list is started. We would like to offer everyone a fair opportunity to participate in the workshop and time to contact them in case of cancellations. Workshop registrants wishing to cancel their registration less than 5 days before the workshop date will have their fee considered a donation to the museum and our educational programs.