Sylvia hosted Milford Zornes' workshops for many years at her Art Box Studio in Upland, California.
It is not far from the Zornes' home in Claremont and she would pick him up and drop him home since he was almost 80 years old. As a result, Sylvia and her husband became good friends with Milford and Pat Zornes and knew the painter both professionally and personally. Her series of workshops have always featured well-known artists and Milford did them annually (and sometimes more often) for well over 10 years. When finally he became to fragile to hold a demonstration she changed the format to a more leisurely lecture, calling it "Tea with Milford Zornes." As an artist, teacher and owner Sylvia has fashioned the Art Box Studio into a place for friends to gather, be inspired and create art.