Classes and Events

  • Retreat day out in the country, Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Coverdale farm home (near Nevada, IA)
  • Contact me (email if you’d like to plan a class, workshop, or retreat.

    Logo for the 2017 Garden Art Fair at Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa


  • Sunday, July 9, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.:  I’ll have my watercolors in the Mahlstede Building for this year’s Garden Art Fair at Reiman Gardens (Ames, IA). “Come enjoy the work of over 50 new and returning artists who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature inspired art.”
  • Admission rates are:
      Free for Reiman Gardens members and ISU students
      $7.00 for adults ages 18 to 64
      $6.00 for seniors ages 65+
      $3.00 for kids ages 4-17
      Free for kids ages 3 and under
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m.:  ArtiFactory’s Life Drawing Drop-In at Beadology (Iowa City, IA)

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Retreat day out in the country

Judy Coverdale and Jo Myers-Walker with their watercolor paintings at the Coverdales' farm home

(Photo courtesy of Mike Coverdale)

  • When:
    Saturday, July 15, 2017
    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Where:
    Coverdale farm house near Nevada, IA (central Iowa)
  • Cost:
    $35.00 per student (see description below for what is included)

Join us for a playful day of watercolor! Judy and Mike Coverdale have a beautiful setting to paint, out in the country with a creek, trees and gardens. We can focus a bit on drawing and composition and move into painting. Bring along your ideas and photos and we will help you paint them.

Price includes a simple soup lunch. I will bring one sheet of 140 lb. watercolor paper for each person and a few supplies for new painters. Others can bring their own watercolor supplies. Mike suggests I inform folks that there are a couple of cats in the house, in case that is a concern.

There is room for a maximum of 10 people. Send me an email ( if you’d like to join in!

ArtiFactory’s Life Drawing Drop-In at Beadology

Sketch of nude model sketching clothed model

Model may be clothed or nude.   (Click image to visit Beadology’s Classes page — note: artistic nudity)

  • When:
    Sunday, July 16, 2017
    5 – 7 p.m.
    Please arrive promptly to join the session.
  • Where:
    220 E Washington St
    Iowa City IA  52240
    Phone (319) 338-1566
  • Cost:
    $8.00/person (“bring exact change if you can”)

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. Bring your drawing and sketching supplies for this monthly session of life drawing with a live model sponsored by ArtiFactory. There is a fee of $8 to help cover the cost of the model. (I plan on not teaching at this time, but may get a class going later on.)

Ceramic Story Wall at St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Ceramic Story Wall at St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Ceramic Story Wall at St. Thomas Aquinas Church

  • When:
  • Where:
    St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center
    2210 Lincoln Way
    Ames IA  50014
    Phone (515) 292-3810
    STA Art on the church website

Stories from the Bible depicted in a tableau 20 feet high.