Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Artists StudiosBringing you the finest in comfortable, handcrafted art masks since 1986.
June 29 and 30 ~ 1:00PM to 4:30 PM
Learn the Semmerling and Schaefer methods for shaping leather masks.
For twenty years Jeff and Sonja have perfected the craft. You will
make and finish two to three leather masks and leave with a list of
sources for materials and tools.
June 8 and 9 ~ 1:00 to 4:30 PM
Return to the studio and learn what’s next after the
“Shaping Leather “ workshop. Sculpting, Scything and
New Sizing Methods will be taught. Feel free to bring
projects you are working on.
Reserve your space now by calling Jeff at (773) 697-5012 or writing to Jeff@maskartists.com
Chicago Actor Ben Muller took our weekend intensive in 'Shaping Leather Masks.' Then he wrote this great article for Jerome Ludwig's, "Culture Vultures" in the Chicago Reader.
Learning the Art of Mask Making at Inside Out Art Studio
Semmerling Smile on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
"You and Me in the Morning."
"Mask Artists 2011, The Many Faces of Jeff Semmerling"
A Gallery Showing of the Masks of Jeff Semmerling.
Opening Reception October 14th 2011 from 6-8 pm show runs through November 13.
Fall Fashion includes masks. So says Today's Chicago Magazine. Check out our masks in their photo spread http://www.tcwmag.com/style/fashion/2010-10
Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Artists Studio on Outside the Loop Radio hosted by Mike Stephen
"Jeff Semmerling on the WGNtv Midaday Fix"
"What does a mask maker do after Halloween? A visit to Semmerling and Schaefer Mask Studios"
Jeff Semmerling's "Inside Out Art Studio" -- Masks in Chicago
See their Youtube video. Most of the noses on these wonderful Bolaroja clowns in the video are made by Jeff Semmerling of our studio in Chicago.
Jeff Semmerling's residency at McKenzie Elementary School in Wilmette Illinois
Interview with Hosea Sanders ABC 7 Chicago News at 11:00
"Made in Chicago: Inside Out Art Studio"
"The Magic of Masks"
"Mask-maker lives for double takes"
"Masks For the Inside Out" by Kaiti Nicastri
The Ash Girl The Vittum Theater’s The Ash Girl Learning Guide for Educators features Jeff Semmerling of Semmerling & Schaefer Mask Studios. "Spotlight On Jeff Semmerling Mask Maker". The Interview of Jeff Semmerling and editing is by Lisa Barker; transcription by Jana Liles.
Vittum Theater’s production of The Ash Girl, http://www.vittumtheater.org . We were proud to be involved with this project which features many masks designed and created by Jeff Semmerling for the show. We are also proud of the Vittum Theater:
The article showcases Jeff Semmerling*, Semmerling Schaefer Mask Studio, and Inside Out Studio. It focuses on Jeff's mask making classes.
"As one of the few instructors anywhere in the world currently teaching mask making, Semmerling attracts students from all over the country to his workshops. He also visits theaters, schools and park districts as a resident artist 'to promote masks as tools for teaching empathy and awareness.' "
*Jeff Semmerling, master mask maker, twenty years of professional
experience, earned a B. S. in Theatre at Northwestern University in 1981. He has done graduate studies in anthropology and post graduate training in art, art history and art theory. In 2000, he traveled to Russia with the clowns of Patch Adams M.D. In 2001, he traveled to Macedonia and Italy to teach mask making and performance. With art teacher, Donna Lurie Semmerling, he has founded the Inside Out Art Studio in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood, where they teach art as serious fun for artists of all ages.
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