Michael O’Keefe: Visual Vocabulary Lecture Series

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These lectures, given by Michael O’Keefe, will thoroughly explore various fundamental ideas of visual art. In each lecture, participants will view many examples of works of art that demonstrate a dynamic use of a particular art idea. Michael will discuss the nature of these concerns and how they are integrated into the compositions of the examples shown. Each topic will be considered as it relates to 2D and 3D art. The goal of these sessions is to help participants develop a more keen and complex understanding of essential art ideas. These lectures will entertain, surprise, inform and generally deeper your appreciation of the language of art.
*Not necessary to attend all; one will benefit from attending a few or even just one.
Cost: $40/session
$210 for all 6 paid in advance
Call or email to reserve your spot: E-mail: mokeefesculpture@mac.com
Phone: (718) 541-4164
Or see our website: http://theokeefestudio.com/
The O’Keefe Studio Center | 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

September 27th, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Consider the fact that space is a necessary part of all visual art. Explore the many ways in which space has been used in the visual arts and how this relates to our experience of life.
October 25th, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Explore the many ways form is manifest in the visual arts. Consider the importance of form in the implied space of 2D images and the physical space of 3D works, and how from relates to our experience of our bodies and the natural world.
November 29th, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Examine the basic and rich element of line. Consider the many ways in which line can be used to bring to life a work of art, and how line relates to our experience of movement and form.
January 31st, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Explore the inevitable world of shape. Consider how shape affects our ability to “read” works of art. Explore the many ways shape exists in the visual anatomy of the human psyche.
February 28th, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Examine the much overlooked idea of visual texture. Consider how visual texture relates to the act of seeing. Examine many ways artists have used texture to invigorate a work of art.
March 28th, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Examine the many complex ways to think about color in relationship to the visual arts. Consider many examples of how color is used, so as to become more aware of the vast world of color in the arts.