The O’Keefe Studio Center – 2016 Classes, Workshops, Events


See what’s happening in the new year!

Michael O’Keefe will be showing recent drawings, paintings and sculptures in an upcoming solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery that opens Feb. 20th.
Mark your calendar – Michael would love to see you at the opening reception,Feb. 20th, 4:30-7pm!!


One Spot left for Bob Stuth-Wade’s CTA session, this Thursday evening!!
Bob is an amazing artist and an extremely interesting person – come see!

Considering the Artist Seminar  An established artist will be invited to share his or her insights into the Figure Drawing motif. The sessions will be an opportunity for participants to become acquainted with various and different approaches to working from the model. These sessions will begin with the invited artist giving a brief presentation, with images of his or her work, that explains the way in which he or she approaches the observation-based drawing situation. The artist will, for instance, discuss his or her choice of pose, length of pose, materials, size of drawing, vocabulary and types and degrees of abstractions employed. The presentation will be followed by three hours of drawing where participants draw alongside the invited artist.


Juliette McCullough — October 1st, 6:00 – 9:30pm

Sedrick Huckaby — November 5th, 6:00 – 9:30pm

Michael O’Keefe — December 3rd, 6:00 – 9:30pm

Bob Stuth-Wade — January 7th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Jack Barnett — February 4th, 6:00 – 9:30pm

Ben Rubin — March 3rd, 6:00 – 9:30pm

Cost:  $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.

Spaces still available!
2D Design Workshop

Instructor: Juliette McCullough

3 day workshop investigating principles of design that apply to all 2 dimensional visual art forms. This workshop will involve fun hands-on explorations, lectures and discussion, offering insight into important questions and concerns of visual form.

“Texture and Color”

January 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00pm, January 23rd, 12:00 – 3:00pm, January 24th, 12:00 – 3:00pm

Cost: $185 (includes most materials). A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: January 8th: $95.  In the event of cancellation after January 8th, $85 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.

Figure Sculpture

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Spaces available!!

Work in clay from the model. 3 sessions, same pose each session.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Tuesday, February 9th, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Tuesday, February 16th, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Cost: $150 (includes clay and firing). A $75 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance due: January 19th: $75. In the event of cancellation after January 19th, $65 will be refunded if someone from the waiting list is able to attend.  Additional payment information at the bottom of the email.

The 5th Gesture Drawing Session with Jay Bailey will be next Friday,
Jan. 8th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Two spots still available! 
Gesture Drawing Seminar

Instructor: Jay Bailey

Each of 6 sessions will be a unique consideration of gestural figure drawing, exploring various approaches to working in a swift, intelligent and playful manner.

The 6 sessions will take place on the following Fridays, from 1:00 – 4:00pm: 9/11/15, 10/9/15/, 11/13/15, 12/11/15, 1/8/16, 2/12/16

Cost:  $50 per session. Payment in full holds your spot.

More information about these and other events at:

Call or email with questions:
(972) 528 – 0309

The O’Keefe Studio Center is located at:
580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080
Payment options for all classes, workshops and lectures:

We accept cash, credit card or check.

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