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Abstraction by Design

Abstraction by Design

WAITLIST ONLY! - Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22; 10am - 4pm

Instructor: Michael Shemchuk (Shem)



In this workshop we will be creating a suite of 3-panels using mixed media, predominately paint & paper. We will be limiting our color choices and will focus on textures, placement, markings and visual balance as well as the process of applying and manipulating traditional mixed mediums in an unconventional way. All three completed panels should work as one unit and individually as well.

Shemchuk is a SF Bay Area artist who is represented by several fine art galleries. He shows his work internationally. His mixed media abstractions combine the use color, line, textures and composition to enable a pictorially designed space that is layered with both a visual meaning and an undeniable intentionality. Website:

Please bring to workshop:
3 - 18”x18” wood panels (bring additional panels to work on, if you wish)

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 
5 - mixing containers w/lids (plastic yogurt, cottage cheese, qt. containers)

4 - 2” chip brushes & artist brushes

Pencils, graphite, charcoal, wax oil stick (optional)

1 - small squeegee (only if you have on hand).

Various wide and narrow putty knives
Scrubber sponge & rags for clean up
Collage paper

Utility or razor blade knife

Members $260;  Non-members $285

                        Plus $10 materials fee paid to instructor (for additional paint & collage papers, and tinting pigments)

                        Minimum 9 students; maximum 12 students

781 Hamilton Parkway (building behind Beso Cafe)



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