Classes and Events


Classes

  • Beginning Watercolor Workshop, series of classes starting Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is required for this course)
  • Intermediate Watercolor Workshop, series of classes starting Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is required for this course)
  • Plexiglas® Sitters with Grandma and Me, Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is not required, but registration is required)
  • Contact me (email jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to plan a class, workshop, or retreat.

Events

  • Ongoing:  ArtiFactory’s Life Drawing Drop-In sessions are offered on the first Saturday and third Sunday of the month — see the ArtiFactory’s website for more information (I’m not teaching at these sessions).

Ongoing Exhibits

In shops

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Beginning Watercolor Workshop at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Watercolor painting of farmhouse back porch and yard by Jo Myers-Walker

   

  • When:
    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.*
    September 11 – October 30, 2018
      
  • Where:
    The Center
    28 S Linn St
    Iowa City IA  52240
    Phone (319) 356-5220
    Website www.icgov.org/senior
    (See link to the latest Program Guide in the left-hand column)
       
  • Cost:
    $180.00 for the series (supplies not included)
    Membership in The Center is required

Have you been thinking about taking up watercolor painting? I’ll help you remember how much fun it used to be. Watercolor is gentle and unburdened. We begin with awe and wonder painting the landscape. We will draw simple shapes and shade in pencil, and work into doing the same with watercolor, building on a strong composition. The landscape can have buildings, hills, mountains, water, grasses, trees, and flowers.

Bring watercolor supplies you have on hand the first day and I’ll provide a supply list for you to consider purchasing, including: sketchbook, paints, brushes, and 140 lb Arches paper (a “must”; I will sell 22" x 30" sheets for $5 each). There will be handouts, videos, and demonstrations.

* Bring a sack lunch and continue to paint after 1:00 if you’d like.

See The Center’s online registration page or Fall 2018 Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 4.3 MB). Membership in The Center is required to register for this course.


Intermediate Watercolor Workshop at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Summer, watercolor painting of country house in summer by Jo Myers-Walker

   

  • When:
    Mondays, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.*
    September 10 – November 5, 2018,
    except October 8
      
  • Where:
    The Center
    28 S Linn St
    Iowa City IA  52240
    Phone (319) 356-5220
    Website www.icgov.org/senior
    (See link to the latest Program Guide in the left-hand column)
       
  • Cost:
    $180.00 for the series (supplies not included)
    Membership in The Center is required

If you have some experience in watercolor, this class is for you. As you know, watercolor is filled with awe and wonder, many possibilities and styles. We delve into composition, value, shapes, color mixing and story. The landscape will be the focus this term, including buildings, hills, mountains, water, grasses, trees and flowers.

Bring watercolor supplies you have on hand the first day and I’ll provide a supply list for you to consider purchasing, including: sketchbook, paints, brushes, and 140 lb Arches paper (a “must”; I will sell 22" x 30" sheets for $5 each). There will be handouts, videos, and demonstrations.

* Bring a sack lunch and continue to paint after 12:30 if you’d like.

See The Center’s online registration page or Fall 2018 Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 4.3 MB). Membership in The Center is required to register for this course.


Plexiglas® Sitters with Grandma and Me at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Sitters, small slumped acrylic sculptures by Jo Myers-Walker, shown before painting

Some “sitters” before painting
(see also:  Students in the stands)

  • When:
    Sunday, December 2, 2018
    1–3 p.m.
       
  • Where:
    The Center
    28 S Linn St
    Iowa City IA  52240
    Phone (319) 356-5220
    Website www.icgov.org/senior
    (See link to the latest Program Guide in the left-hand column)
       
  • Cost:
    $50.00 for each adult and child pair
    Open to all ages
Sitter acrylic sculpture by Jo Myers-Walker

A finished “sitter”

I’ll teach how to create a Plexiglas® “sitter” (small plastic sculpture). Participants will sketch on paper, trace design onto Plexiglas® with a paint marker, put in toaster oven to slump or bend, to sit or stand, and finally paint. The class is designed for an adult and child to participate together. The adult can be a grandmother, grandfather, mother or father. The adult and child will each have a Plexiglas® sitter and fun memories to take home after the class.

See The Center’s online registration page or Fall 2018 Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 4.3 MB). Membership in The Center is not required, but registration is required for this class.


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:
    Ongoing
       
  • 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.