Tag: Michael O’Keefe

‘Art Forms in Nature’ Opening Reception May 18 at North Haven Gardens

In honor of the beauty in nature’s color and form, The Gallery at North Haven Gardens presents a special exhibition in collaboration with The O’Keefe Studio Center. A partnership formed by an independent gallery & teaching space in dedication to the arts education for adults and young adults of all artistic backgrounds.

‘Art Forms in Nature’ features both literal and figurative interpretations through various perspectives of lovely local landscapes and sculptural abstraction. Paintings formed outdoors in observation of the Sculpture Garden of Valley House Gallery will be on display. Alongside contemporary plein air, will be clay and plaster sculptures -inspired by careful consideration of organic forms found in nature. The latest collection features recent creations from both students and instructors of a sculpture seminar and plein air painting workshop provided by The O’Keefe Studio Center. Artwork on display May 18 through July 13, 2018.

Join us for the Opening Friday, May 18, 5-7pm

Artists will be in attendance. Receptions are free, casual & open to all.

The Gallery at North Haven Gardens

7700 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX 75230

For more information: http://dallasartdealers.org/event/art-forms-in-nature/

Any questions?

Internal Contact: Alexis Patterson

E-Mail: apatterson@nhg.com

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2018 London Art Tour with Juliette McCullough & Michael O’Keefe


May 29 – June 6, 2018

Take a closer look with artists

Juliette McCullough

& Michael O’Keefe

Travel with Juliette McCullough and Michael O’Keefe to London, one of the greatest art cities in the world. Enjoy seven full days of exploring many monumental museums and hidden artistic wonders. Everyday will take shape around personalized arts and cultural experiences, driven by Juliette and Michael’s unique passion for and knowledge of art.

TOUR COST: $2,765
Tour price is per person based on double occupancy hotel accommodations, with a minimum of 14 paying participants. Prices are calculated as of 10/1/17 and are subject to change. Does not include airfare.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $850 (additional fee).
Accommodations at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, May 29 – June 5, 2018, check-in May 29th after 3pm, check out 11am on June 6th; tour orientation at 5:30pm on May 29th; a full English breakfast daily at the hotel; seven days of Michael and Juliette leading participants through museums, including admission fees to all museums on the itinerary (The specific daily itinerary will take shape in the months to come based on the announcement of special shows and availability of special activities); a show (to be determined at a later date) at the Globe Theatre; two special group meals; special drawing sessions at various museums; planned and impromptu lectures on certain works of art; a fully loaded Oyster Card for transport around the city; all participants will receive guidance on the best way to get from the airport to the hotel.
For the tour brochure, click here: OKeefe London Art Tour
Contact us to reserve your spot!
more info: theokeefestudio.com
(718) 541 – 4164
email Michael: mokeefesculpture@mac.com
email Juliette: pierodella@yahoo.com

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Michael O’Keefe Studio: Sculptural Abstraction and Large Scale Drawing Workshops


Upcoming Classes at The O’Keefe Studio Center

A few spots left for the upcoming Sculptural Abstraction Seminar!

Above: Bernini, “The Ecstacy of Saint Teresa”

Sculptural Abstraction Seminar

Movement, Gesture, Placement

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Participants will explore using placement and gesture as a means to create dynamic movement in figurative sculpture.  Participants will work from the model, using good observation to model a strong sculpture from observation, AND will work to utilize the abstract concepts of placement andgesture into the making process.  Participants will consider these ideas as a vehicle for symbolic content and as a means to create a dynamic visual experience within their sculpture.

Cost: $185                                                   (includes clay and firing of finished sculpture

Above: Large Scale Drawing Marathon, Session I from this past spring.  L to R: Dawn Edelman, Katie Harris, Svetlana (model), Nona Walker, Spencer Orenstein, Linda Karns, Marianne Phelps, Byron Smith
Sign up now! Announcing two summer sessions of the Large Scale Drawing Marathon!!


Large Scale Drawing Marathon

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Session I

Friday, May 19th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Session II

Friday, July 14th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Participants will work for 9hrs from the model (1 pose) on a large scale drawing.  Participants will be encouraged to work no smaller then 4’x6’, allowing them to draw the figure at 100%, life size, also allowing participants to develop a complex composition and a well developed drawing vocabulary.  This scale will allow participants to enjoy a physically challenging approach to drawing and the powerful end-point of a large scale work of art.  Participants are also sure to develop a new understanding of the figure after working life size.  Paper and drawing boards will be provided.

Cost: $185

A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance ($95) due 2 weeks prior to the start date

Payment options for all classes, workshops and lectures:

We accept cash, credit card or check.  

Checks made payable to “Michael O’Keefe” can be mailed or dropped off in person at:

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

You can call with a credit card: (972) 528 – 0309

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


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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: www.theokeefestudio.com

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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