Author Archives: Jo Myers-Walker

New classes at The Center

Registration has begun for fall classes at The Center (Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, Iowa City, IA)! I’ll be teaching two workshops that start in September: Beginning Watercolor Workshop Intermediate Watercolor Workshop Membership in The Center is required for each … Continue reading

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Return to the country retreat

During our workshops at the “Coverdale Art Institute” Mike says he hears a lot of laughter as people are relaxed and following along. We begin looking at the yard with a view finder, noticing the light on trees and flowers, … Continue reading

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Following the shade

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Another window view

Another window view, painted when I was supposed to rest the knees. I am watching the construction of the Chauncey building which will be next to the parking ramp shown on the left. Staging for the construction has taken over … Continue reading

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Plein air in June

A group of us got together to sketch en plein air in Iowa City, following along a walking/biking path through the east side area. We could see from the path into the back yards as neighbors were gardening. I gave … Continue reading

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Window on the world

When I’m at home I do my morning meditation at the window. It is so peaceful and a great way to get in touch with nature from the 11th floor, where I see the snow, rain and birds, helicopters, planes, … Continue reading

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The “Coverdale Art Institute”

These photos are from our retreat at the Coverdales’ farm home earlier this month. The “Coverdale Art Institute” all started with Mike giving Judy a Christmas present of painting with me for a day. Their home was a retreat for … Continue reading

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Scenes around the city

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Our Lady of the Prairie

I traveled to Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat near Wheatland, Iowa to facilitate a workshop on Contemplative Prayer in Watercolor, as part of a Winter Sabbatical for Religious Sisters. It was a restful day of painting and writing in … Continue reading

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Retreat day out in the country

When I was in central Iowa recently, I was seeing my daughter’s family but also teaching at the farm home of Judy and Mike Coverdale. Judy and I spent two days painting and we came up with the idea to … Continue reading

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