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San Miguel de Allende, MX with Michael Shemchuk


4-Over-4 Abstraction by Design

with Michael Shemchuck “Shem”

A Five Day Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Join us in San Miguel de Allende June 23-29 for a once in a lifetime class with Micheal Shemchuk (“Shem”), where you’ll dive deep into mixed media, paper and paint while in one of the most inspirational and artistic cities in the world.

You’ll go home with a completed 8-panel piece able to fit in your suitcase, and armed with new tools, techniques and knowledge to apply to your own work for years to come.

You’ll be creating a gorgeous, 8-panel installation utilizing all of Shem’s trademark methods of design using papers and paint along with a process of scrubbing, sanding and scraping to reveal and discover patterns, shapes and textures. Shem, known for his multi-layered mixed media works on panel, is a Bay Area artist with decades of experimental art making. A career dating from the 1980’s includes photography, installation, painting, mixed media and a commitment to art mentoring and instruction.

One of the country’s most sought after instructors, Shem is full of enthusiasm, support and boundless creative energy. Shem is known for signature bold abstracted mixed media works with paint and paper on panels that involve a process of layering and revealing, creating both intricate and graphic compositions. He is fearless in his approach, and generous in sharing his skills and knowledge with student lucky enough to study with him.

“Brilliant, unique technique taught by master teacher - generous with his expertise and his superb eye. Excellent instruction and i’m excited about the possibilities unlocked over the course of the workshop. I’ll be mining them for years to come.”