Thursday, November 09, 2017

Welcoming Master Collage and Mixed Media Artist Michael Shemchuk To My Studio


Michael Shemchuk: Abstraction By Design: A Mixed Media Workshop

Join me in welcoming collage and mixed media master artist, Michael Shemchuk to teach in my studio Spring 2018.





ABSTRACTION BY DESIGN  
A Mixed Media Workshop
$350 per student
March 24 - 25, 2018
10am - 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday
1405 16th Street; Racine, WI (easy flight to Milwaukee and half hour drive from the airport, recommendations for accommodations provided upon request)


This workshop focuses on the triptych. Our goal is to create 3- 20”x20” wood panels to work as a synchronized series, as well as individually stand alone artworks. We will be using the Abstraction by Design process in this endeavor. The ABD approach enables the artist to use their painting and collage experience in tandem with their design & layout skills. We put into practice the physicality of painting and collage as well as our sensibilities of design and layout.

We work with paint, paper and clear mediums, as we focus on textures, color selections, surface manipulations, de-constructing and visual balance. 

Michael Shemchuk (shem) is a San Francisco Bay Area artist, who is represented by several fine art galleries in the US and Canada.
Please visit.   www.mshem.com 

WORKSHOP MATERIALS and TOOLS 
(PLEASE BRING TO CLASS):
3-20”x20” wood panels. (Bring additional panels to work on ,if you wish)
     A variety of collage papers (colors,graphics,text,handwritten, aged etc).
1- qt. white latex (satin or semi gloss) house paint.
1- qt. black latex(satin or semi gloss) house paint.
1- qt. acrylic satin varnish
1 pint or qt. Primary Color  (acrylic artist or house paint). Students choose this color to be used on their panels
5- mixing containers w/lids ( plastic yogurt, cottage cheese, qt. containers work well.
4-5 2” chip brushes & artist brushes. Pencils, graphite.
1- small squeegee (only if you have on hand). Scissors
Various wide and narrow putty knives.
Scrubber sponge & rags for clean up.

1-sheet 100 grit sandpaper + sanding block.


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