Tom Slack Workshop at Sherrus Gallery


PRESS RELEASE: July 21, 2008




Workshop: Friday, September 19: 6pm – 8pm
Workshop Introduction – Discussion & Artist Demonstration

Saturday September 20: 10am – 4pm
Painting Workshop for Oil, Acrylic & Pastel Artists
Artists of all skill levels are welcome

Location: Awakening…The Artist Inside
133 West Main Street, Suite 210, Northville, Michigan
Located in Northville Square Mall, (248) 347 – 0807    

Price: $135 – Price includes refreshments on Friday evening, coffee & bagels and lunch on Saturday

Northville, MI – Awakening…The Artist Inside is pleased to welcome back national award-winning Impressionist artist and highly-regarded art instructor, Tom Slack, to conduct a two-day work shop for local artists.

Artists at all skill levels will find this workshop entertaining and educational. Tom is an instructor extraordinaire who approaches the canvas in a truly unique manner – a technique he teaches in his workshops, “I…teach my method of looking for shapes and values, rather than thinking of the whole object or subject.  …look for shapes of shadows, of colors, of values, and paint them in individually. It comes together like a jigsaw puzzle, and it looks great. It is a much simpler method than is used by most schools of thought….Rather than concentrate on the actual objects; I create a feeling or atmosphere and then work the representation of the items in afterwards.”

The learning process for this workshop will be three-fold: students will hear and see Tom explain and demonstrate his painting process during the opening session on Friday evening (9/19); on Saturday, students will work through the process themselves on their own canvas under Tom’s guidance and instruction.

“In addition to being an excellent artist and master at capturing the magic of a moment on canvas, Tom is an exceptional human being with a great sense of humor and the ability to bring out the best in those around him. He’s especially adept at helping his students uncover their own talents to be able to perform at a level far exceeding their own expectations,” says Awakening…The Artist Inside owner, Sherri R. Mewha, who has had the privilege of taking one of Tom’s workshops in the past.

Works by Tom Slack can be seen at Sherrus Gallery of Fine Art, where he has been a regular exhibiting artist for the past three years. Sherrus Gallery of Fine Art is located in downtown Northville and is under the same ownership as Awakening…The Artist Inside.

Tom Slack’s near death experience on a snowy mountainside in his home state of Utah changed his life forever; he quit his sales job and pursued his dream to be an artist. After earning a fine art degree from the University of Utah, Tom moved to Indianapolis in 1998, where he began his career as a full-time artist. Since then Tom has enjoyed national success with numerous one-man exhibits and as an art lecturer and instructor.

Registration for the workshop is now underway; space is limited – early registration is suggested. The workshop fee of $135 includes light refreshments on Friday evening, coffee and bagels on Saturday morning and lunch. A recommended supply list is available at time of registration.  

For more information or to register, please call or visit:

Awakening…The Artist Inside
133 W. Main Street, Suite 210
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 347-0807

Regular business hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday Noon-4pm
Monday – closed

Awakening…The Artist Inside is the area’s only full line art supply retailer, featuring fine art materials for student and professional artists. Art education classes taught by local art professors and professional artists focus adult and children art students on art fundamentals, while encouraging individual creative expression. Summer camps, programs for Home-schooled children and private art lessons are also available.  

“Shop at Awakening… it’s a creative experience!”

Sherrus Gallery of Fine Art continues to expand the scope of its contemporary fine art offerings fast making it a destination gallery for southeast Michigan art lovers. Located in scenic downtown Northville only 35 minutes from Detroit, Sherrus Gallery features original oils, acrylics, sculpture and fine art glass created by local, national and international established and emerging artists. The contemporary gallery offers collector quality works for both aspiring and veteran collectors.

“Fine Art:  One of Life’s Beautiful Necessities”

Sherrus Gallery of Fine Art also offers Custom Framing, Conservation Framing, and Corporate & Commercial Services including art conveyance, art installation, and onsite consultations. Sherrus Gallery carries a collection of more than 2,000 frames including Larson-Juhl, Engelsen, Nurre Caxton, and Roma.

“Creative Framing Solutions By Professional Framing Artists”


Sherri R. Mewha, President-Owner
Sara Marlowe (name), Gallery Director
Telephone:  248.380.0470

Sherrus Gallery of Fine Art                         
133 W. Main St. Suite 210
Northville, Michigan 48167
(248) 380-0470

Fine Art – One of Life’s Beautiful Necessities Sherrus Gallery of Fine Art


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August 16, 2008

Margaret @ 9:51 am #

How I would love to be there for this workshop. Your last one was so helpful in opening my creative eyes. Thanks for that and good luck with your gallery opening and workshop next month.

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