Classes and Events

Classes
  • Beginning Watercolor Workshop, series of classes starting Monday, January 8, 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, January 29, 2018 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is required for this course)
  • Fun Art for Cancer Patients and Survivors with co-facilitator Cheryll Clamon, series of once-a-month classes starting Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is not required for this course)
  • Contact me (email jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to plan a class, workshop, or retreat.
Events
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018, 5 – 7 p.m.:  ArtiFactory’s Life Drawing Drop-In at Beadology (Iowa City, IA)

Temporary Exhibits

Ongoing Exhibits

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

Watercolor techniques demonstrated in sketchbook

   

  • When:
    Mondays, 9:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.
    on the following dates:
    January 8 and 22,
    February 5,
    March 5 and 19, and
    April 2, 16, and 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 in this relaxed fun-loving class. We will begin with drawing and shading in pencil and watercolor in our sketch books. I’ll demonstrate basic watercolor brushwork and color mixing. Then we can move into scenes you are interested in painting, such as trees, grasses, buildings, flowers, and still life.

Bring watercolor supplies you have on hand the first day and I will provide a supply list for you to consider purchasing, such as a sketchbook, paints, brushes, and 140 lb Arches paper. There will be handouts, a coloring book, and homework. Bring a sack lunch if you’d like.

You can see The Center’s Spring Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 3.1 MB), or register online. Membership in The Center is required to register for this course.


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

Scene on Linn St. in Iowa City, watercolor painting by Jo Myers-Walker

   

  • When:
    Mondays, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
    on the following dates:
    January 29,
    February 12 and 26,
    March 12 and 26, and
    April 9 and 23, 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

Some people have been painting for a time and are excited to try painting their own subject matter. Bring your travel photos or images that excite you and we will compose and discover the essence. We will continue drawing with the brush, finding perspective and form. I’ll demonstrate with a review of basic watercolor techniques using color and brushwork, lifting, salt, and layering. Some suggested subject matter could be painting water, mountains, fog, or small faces using lots of strong composition.

Bring along your sketchbook, paints, 2 or 3 brushes, 140 lb Arches watercolor paper, and a sack lunch. I’ll provide a supply list, handouts, and homework.

You can see The Center’s Spring Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 3.1 MB), or register online. Membership in The Center is required to register for this course.


Fun Art for Cancer Patients and Survivors at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Examples of fun art projects, paper making, painting on fabric, pop-up card, fun jewelry

Some examples of fun art projects
(click image to view larger)

  • When:
    Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.
    on January 30, February 27,
    March 27, and April 24, 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:
    $10.00 material fee
    Membership in The Center is not required

The Visual Arts have amazing benefits for cancer patients and survivors. Please join co-facilitator Cheryll Clamon and me once a month for art projects using images, quotes, and symbols that have impacted your Cancer journey. All artistic skill levels (beginner through expert) are welcome. These creative sessions will include watercolor pop-up cards, papermaking, beaded jewelry and fabric painting for quilts or wall hangings. Supplies provided, or bring what you enjoy working with.

You can see The Center’s Spring Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 3.1 MB), or register online. Membership in The Center is not required to register for this course (but registration is required).


ArtiFactory’s Life Drawing Drop-In at Beadology

Sketch of nude model sketching clothed model

Model may be clothed or nude.

  • When:
    Sunday, January 21, 2018
    5 – 7 p.m.
    Please arrive promptly to join the session; must be at least 18 years old.
       
  • Where:
    Beadology
    220 E Washington St
    Iowa City IA  52240
    Phone (319) 338-1566
    Website beadologyiowa.com
       
  • Cost:
    $10.00/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 $10 to help cover the cost of the model. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. (I plan on not teaching at this time, but may get a class going later on.)


Iowa Watercolor Society’s 2017–2018 Traveling Show

The Iowa Watercolor Society’s Traveling Show is a selection of works from a variety of Iowa artists, chosen each year from the Society’s juried exhibition. I’m honored to have one of my paintings (After the Rain, We Play, shown here) in the 2017–2018 show which will travel to:  (contact galleries for exact dates/times)

Watercolor painting of country house after rain by Jo Myers-Walker

After the Rain, We Play

Schedule information is from the Traveling Show page of IWS’s website, where you can find more details plus a preview of the exhibit!


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.


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