Contemporary Art Workshops

Nov 30 - Dec 4 / Tailored Installations with Michael Shemchuk

$1,350

Abstraction by Design: 8 + 1: Tailored Installations with Michael Shemchuk

When: Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4, 2020 (5 days of instruction)

Where: Central Santa Fe, NM ~ popup location TBA

Instructor: Michael Shemchuk ("Shem")

Instructor website: https://www.mshem.com/

We are also offering a livestream online of this workshop! So if travel or a group setting is not in the cards for you, check out our livestream option here.

Registration for this workshop includes lifetime access to the recorded livestream of the workshop!

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COVID-19 precautions: Your health and safety is a priority for us. All of our in-person workshops will strictly adhere to social distancing protocol, and the number of participants will be strictly limited. All participants are required to wear masks and latex/disposable gloves at all times. All spaces, tables and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized prior to the first day of class, and sanitized at the end of each day. We will have ample hand sanitizer available as needed.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, we will do what it takes to make everyone comfortable.

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This workshop is also available as a livestream! Check it out here.

Materials Provided: Nine (9) 16" x 16" cradled panels will be provided to artists at the workshop studio upon arrival and are included in the registration fee. 

Purchase of this workshop gives lifetime access to the recorded livestream. See details here.

Shipping home finished work: We will be offering shipping for interested artists for an additional fee and collected at conclusion of workshop. 

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About this workshop: In this 5 day workshop with artist Michael Shemchuk ("Shem"), attendees will work on 9 separate 16" x 16" cradled panels with the goal of creating a large multi-panel installation. Eight of the nine panels will have a neutral color focus, while one panel will be a contrasting panel that also visually collaborates with the other eight (8 + 1).

The focus will be on creating a cohesive, large scale installation using Shem's signature process of layering paint and paper, while adding and subtracting layers, to build a harmonious composition across all nine panels. He calls this process "Abstraction by Design" and it yields eye-catching multi-layered works.

Artists will leave with a solid understanding of Shem's working process and working large scale through multiple panels, as well as having a completed large scale, multi-panel piece to bring home. The gallery will be offering shipping for an additional fee for artist's convenience.

For artists who have taken Shem's workshops before, this workshop will offer further insight into working with larger scale installations by utilizing more panels, as well as exploring color theory as it applies to large scale composition. 

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Experience Level: Some experience in fine art is suggested, but not required as Shem is known for the ability to teach to all levels. 

Location: Santa Fe, NM ~ we will announce our centralized popup location in October.

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About the instructor: Michael Shemchuk ("Shem") is an abstract artist living and working in Northern California.

Known for selling out workshops internationally, Shem is one of the most sought after instructors teaching today. His workshops are fun, inspiring and totally not intimidating. Shem approaches teaching casually with a warm and charming demeanor that students love. 

Born in the blue-collar mill town of Lowell Massachusetts in 1954, Shemchuk realized at an early age that his keen eye for color and form, burning curiosity, and love of adventure would necessitate a departure from the culturally spare town of Lowell. Largely self-taught, Shem did not emerge on the art scene in a conventional fashion. Following his native skills and sensitivities as an artist, his career has criss-crossed the world of applied arts and visual expression. Influenced by studies at the Academy of Art College and California State University, SF, Shem combined his love for photography, color, and abstraction. The result was an unusual amalgamation of interest and influences. 

Shem’s work has evolved over the last two decades, shaped directly by a close engagement with material and process. In 2017, Shem was inspired to further his pursuit of abstraction and design by streamlining his materials and employing process as integral to his work. The result is his Surface Tension series, which is based on an organic process involving water, paper, pressure, friction, and time.

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Note: this workshop provides nine (9) 16" x 16" cradled panels, ready for you upon arrival. This is included in the registration fee. 

NM flat tax of 8.5% included.

Lifetime access to recorded livestream included with purchase. You will be provided with an access code to access it online upon registration.

This workshop is also available as a livestream! Check it out here.

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If you are traveling to the area, we highly recommend obtaining travel insurance, and having refundable airline tickets and hotel reservations.

All in-person workshop participants will be required to sign a Hold Harmless release prior to the first day of class.

BY PURCHASING THIS WORKSHOP, I AGREE WITH THE WAIVER OF LIABILITY, MEDICAL RELEASE, PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOTAPE RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF AND OKEY DOKEY INC/JEN TOUGH GALLERY, AND THAT I DO IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.
BY PURCHASING THIS WORKSHOP, YOU AGREE WITH OUR REFUND POLICIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOUND HERE.

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