Emily LaCour’s Fall & Spring Painting Classes at O’Keefe Studio

Artist, Emily LaCour, will be teaching regular painting classes starting this fall! Email us to reserve your spot in any of these painting classes!

In Emily’s classes, participants will learn the following:
* basic to advanced painting materials and techniques
* identifying colors in nature and mixing those colors on the palette
* how to find / build a compelling composition
* strategies for finding a personal voice without denying influence
* strategies for moving from observation into abstraction
All of the painting classes with Emily will be observation-based; observing a still life, observing a figure, observing a painting that the participant admires. The idea here is that working from observation is a terrific way to develop a strong foundation of all basic aspects of the art form, painting; color, value, space, texture, shape, proportion, scale, form, etc., etc. Emily LaCour is an artist that works mostly from her imagination, so she will be sympathetic to the desire to interpret, invent, imagine and investigate while working observationally. And, for those that want to keep it straight forward and “true to life”, Emily will call on her academic background to assist these individuals. Emily is a nimble, open minded and thoughtful teacher!

FALL 2019
Session 1: Still Life Paint simple, everyday objects, as a means to develop a sense of drawing, color, space, form, light, etc. Learn how to extract a dynamic and artful composition and learn how to create unity, balance and symbolic meaning in a painting made from a pile of mundane objects.
Sunday, September 8th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, September 15th, 12:30-4:30 Sunday, September 22th, 12:30-4:30
Session 2: Figure Painting Paint from the model, studying the color, light, form, space, value, structure, etc. of a figure in space. This is a terrific way to develop your ability to see complex relationships and translate them into the language of painting!
Sunday, October 6th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, October 13th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, October 20th, 12:30-4:30
Session 3: Transcribe a Painting Make an interpretive, analytical, well-observed copy of a painting you want to learn from. Emily will help you see the many layers of the work you choose to copy; the color choices, the composition, the sensibility… so that you can can find a stronger sense of your artistic self!
Sunday, November 3rd, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, November 10th, 12:30-4:30 Sunday, November 17th, 12:30-4:30

COST Each session (3 classes): $150 All three fall sessions (9 classes): $405
Cost does not include materials; for each session participants will be given a materials list in advance. Participants can expect to develop a strong painting in each 9hr session. Each session will inform the next session, but it is not necessary to take all three.
Link to Emily LaCour’s website

Email us to reserve your spot in any of these painting classes!

The O’Keefe Studio Center | 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080


SPRING 2020
Session 1: Still Life Paint simple, everyday objects, as a means to develop a sense of drawing, color, space, form, light, etc. Learn how to extract a dynamic and artful composition and learn how to create unity, balance and symbolic meaning in a painting made from a pile of mundane objects.
Sunday,January 12th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, January 19th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, January 26th, 12:30-4:30
Session 2: Figure Painting Paint from the model, studying the color, light, form, space, value, structure, etc. of a figure in space. This is a terrific way to develop your ability to see complex relationships and translate them into the language of painting!
Sunday, February 9th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, February 16th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, February 23rd, 12:30-4:30
Session 3: Transcribe a Painting Make an interpretive, analytical, well-observed copy of a painting you want to learn from. Emily will help you see the many layers of the work you choose to copy; the color choices, the composition, the sensibility… so that you can can find a stronger sense of your artistic self!
Sunday, March 22nd, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, March 29th, 12:30-4:30
Sunday, April 5th, 12:30-4:30

COST Each session (3 classes): $150 All three spring sessions (9 classes): $405
Cost does not include materials; for each session participants will be given a materials list in advance. Participants can expect to develop a strong painting in each 9hr session. Each session will inform the next session, but it is not necessary to take all three.
Link to Emily LaCour’s website

The O’Keefe Studio Center | 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

Email us to reserve your spot in any of these painting classes!

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