Now accepting letters of interest for the Advanced Studio Seminar 2018-19.
“The Advanced Studio Seminar was a wake-up call for me – I hadn’t had a sense of artistic community since college, and the motivation and information it provided for my personal studio practice has been invaluable.” – Olivia Cole (A.S.S. participant from 2017/18)
“My recent experience in the Advanced Studio Seminar has brought new meaning to creating art for me. I highly recommend this seminar – a small community of like minded artists, led by such an amazing artist and teacher, is a win-win situation! My only regret is that it is over, but I have many new ideas to explore because of this experience!” – Kathy Elliott (A.S.S. participant from 2017/18)
This seminar is ideal for the artist looking to develop a more advanced, focused and personal studio practice. During this 6 month program, participants will develop a strong, well-considered body of work. Participants will benefit from the influence of various critiques with reputable visiting artists, multiple pier reviews, reading assignments, writing assignments, a professional development crash course, and ongoing conversation and critique with the seminars primary adviser, Michael O’Keefe. This program will culminate with an exhibition highlighting a comprehensive selection of each participants work made during the time of the program. There are no requisites for this program; participants simply must be serious and committed to developing their artistic desires.
What you get:
- Eighteen hours (6 3hr sessions) of group critique and/or discussion with Michael O’Keefe
- Two one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe
- Professional development insights
- Five 3-hour group critiques with reputable visiting artists
- The benefits of suggested reading assignments and prescribed writing exercises
- Participation in 6 Visual Vocabulary Lectures
- Participation in a group exhibition in a unique space in the Cedars neighborhood, south of downtown Dallas, highlighting a selection of each participants body of work.
Participants will meet at The O’Keefe Studio Center on three Thursday evenings each month, from 6:00 – 9:00pm, starting in September, 2018. The program will run through March, 2019, with a thesis exhibition in April, 2019.
On the following dates participants will have group or one-on-one critiques with Michael O’Keefe:
9/6/18, 9/20/18 10/4/18, 11/1/18, 12/6/18, 1/10/19, 2/7/19, 3/7/19.
On the following dates participants will have group critiques with visiting artists:
9/18/18, 10/15/18, 1/24/19, 2/21/19, 3/21/19.
On the following dates participants will be welcome to join the Visual Vocabulary Lecture Series at the Studio Center, 6:00 – 8:00pm: 9/27/18, 10/25/18, 11/29/18, 1/31/19, 2/28/19, 3/28/19
The group exhibition will be held in April, 2019. The exhibition location, dates and times are yet to be determined.
Interested individuals should submit a short letter of interest, briefly describing their artistic background, their artistic and professional goals and their general hopes for participation in the Advanced Studio Seminar. Interested individuals should also include images of their work from the past year, showing the direction of their current studio practice. If it is determined that the interested individual is a good fit for the program, they will receive an invitation to join. The seminar will have a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10 participants.
Tuition Due Dates:
A non-refundable deposit of $400 will hold your spot
$600 Due by 8/24/18
Remaining balance of $450 due by 12/14/17
Contact Michael O’Keefe for additional information or to submit your letter of interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (718) 541-4164
Click here to email a letter of interest!
Below: A shot from the Advanced Studio Seminar Exhibition, 2017/18
Don’t miss this show!
Including fabulous works by 27 Studio Center participants.
Also featuring works by instructors Michael O’Keefe and Stella Ehrich.