We offer art classes in:
mask making & performance
Our teachers are professional artists and art educators who are invested in providing quality classes that produce noticeable results. Imagination, creativity and enjoyment are all combined in projects that develop art vocabulary, knowledge of art history and technical skills.
Like many good things, art comes from the inside out.
In addition to our scheduled classes we offer Custom Classes, Group Events and
ART BIRTHDAY PARTIES!
Watch this home page or contact us for information on special programs, community events and visiting artists’ workshops from around the world!
We Are Moving
After 10 years in North Center we are moving, Nov. 15th, to a much larger space in 6 Corners/ Portage Park.
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 302 in Chicago.
Join us for a weekend art show featuring
Semmerling & Schaefer Masks and 10 years of Student
Work. Plus a Performance of Jeff’s show....
“The Magic of Masks”
Friday, Oct. 4 from 6-10pm
Saturday, Oct. 5 from 12-9pm
Sunday, Oct. 6 from 12-5pm
...a feature of Chicago Artists Month
at Filament Theatre first floor of our new building.
Grand Opening Soiree
Sunday Dec. 1st
Join us from Noon to 4:30 @ 4041 N. Milwaukee, 3rd floor, for our first
event in the new space, celebrate our move and make a fun mask!
Winter Break Art Camp
Dec. 23, 24,26,27 and Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 2, 3
10:00AM to 2:00PM
Fun, Cooperative & Inspiring!
Ages 5 and Up. Imagine making fun art all day.
Bring a lunch and we will make all kinds of art for 4 hours/day.
$40 / day ~ 3 days $115 - 5 days $185
Family Mask Making
Saturdays Oct. 12,19 and 26, 1 to 3 PM
Make a leather mask with master mask maker
Jeff Semmerling. Children, age 6 and up, accompanied by an adult, can make their own super hero or masquerade ball mask. Everyone makes a mask.
$35 each materials included. Bring the whole family!
Custom Explorations in Art
For any Group of any Age, ANY PLACE!
WEEKLY or ONE TIME CLASSES & WORKSHOPS!
Do you have a group of friends interested in
painting/ drawing/ puppetry/ mask making/
cartooning/ action figure making/ or fashion design?
We can make a special class just for you. Up to
8 weeks, once a week or one day workshops. We
can be very flexible. We also offer one on one work
with our artists for all ages (5 to 105). We conduct
explorations in art for special needs artists of
all ages as well. Call the studio and we’ll work
out a plan to challenge your skills, learn and
accomplish your goals. Let’s make art a
bigger part of your life!
Reserve your space now by calling Jeff at (773) 697-5012 or (773) 404-4399
or writing to Jeff@maskartists.com
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Inside Out Art Studio serves artists, our community and the world with art at its best. Let’s make art a bigger part of your life.
Hand crafted art masks
Masks by Semmerling and Schaefer Mask Studios are on view and for sale by appointment in our 2005 W. Montrose Studio Gallery. Don't be caught out in anything but the world's finest masks, created in Chicago.
Learning the Art of Mask Making at Inside Out Art Studio
Center Square Journal, by Jason Kreke
Presents our philosophies in this enthusiastic article about Inside Out Art Studio and Semmerling and Schaefer Mask Studios.
YouTube video on Inside Out Art Studios and Semmerling and Schafer Masks Artists featured on Chicago Revealed. Jeff Semmerling explains the philosophy of masks and his mask making.
Jeff Semmerling's residency at McKenzie Elementary School in Wilmette Illinois
Jeff Semmerling did a two week residency at McKenzie Elementary School in Wilmette Illinois this Spring. The article McKenzie students learn the art of mask-making in the Chicago Tribune's Voice of the Town describes his delightful visit with photos. Why not get him to come to your school for customized, projects and residencies with the "Artist in the Classroom?
Interview with Hosea Sanders ABC 7 Chicago News at 11:00
Watch Jeff Semmerling's interview with Hosea Sanders about Mardi Gras, Theater, Semmerling and Schaefer Masks and Inside Out Studio Classes at http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=6675922
"Made in Chicago: Inside Out Art Studio"
The above link takes you to an interview by News Radio 780 WBBM's Steve Miller which features Inside Out Art Studio and Semmerling and Shaefer Mask Artists Studio.
"The Magic of Masks"
The above link takes you to a website and video montage of Jeff Semmerling’s 2008 project funded by the Oppenheimer Family Foundation: Jeff created a 50 minute performance about the captivating power of masks and how they function in cultures the world over. You can book this show in conjunction with workshops in making masks or performing in masks. After the show your audience can do a performance, exhibition or have a parade of their own. Contact us to get things started.
"Masks For the Inside Out" by Kaiti Nicastri
An article about our Iside Out Studio and mask making in the Northwestern University Independent. Link to article