Michael O’Keefe Studio: Fall Figure Sculpture & Painting Workshops

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Fall Figure Sculpture Session Instructor: Michael O’Keefe
Work from the model in clay for a total of 9 hours. Michael will help participants understand all of the fundamental concerns of figurative sculpture, as well as strategies for working 3-dimensionally from observation. This could be a great introduction to sculpture, a way for a veteran sculptor to go deeper, or a way for a drawer or painter to become more sensitive to form and space.
Friday, October 25th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm Saturday, October 26th, 9:00am – 4:00pm (12:00 – 1:00 lunch break)
Cost: $170 (includes instruction, clay, the firing of finished sculpture) A non-refundable deposit of $100 holds your spot. Balance due no later than October 1st. Space is limited (10 participants).
Email me to reserve your spot


FALL 2019 Session 2: Figure Painting Instructor: Emily LaCour
Paint the figure as a means to develop a sense of drawing, color, space, form, light, etc. Learn how to extract a dynamic and artful composition. Learn how to create unity, balance and symbolic meaning within that composition. Learn how to construct form and space using color and value.
Sunday, October 6th, 12:30-4:30 Sunday, October 13th, 12:30-4:30 Sunday, October 20th, 12:30-4:30
COST: $150
EMAIL to reserve your spot: mokeefesculpture@mac.com

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 Sunday afternoon 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!

Richardson TX