Classes and Events

Classes
  • Beginning Watercolor Workshop, series of classes starting Monday, September 11, 2017 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 18, 2017 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is required for this course)
  • Contact me (email jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to plan a class, workshop, or retreat.

Events
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017, 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:
    September 11 and 25,
    October 9 and 23,
    November 6 and 20, and
    December 4 and 18, 2017
      
  • 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. Some suggestions could be 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 Fall Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 3.3 MB), or register online (note: the online registration page lists the dates that the class doesn’t meet!). 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:
    September 18,
    October 2 and 16,
    November 13 and 27, and
    December 11 and 18, 2017
      
  • 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 continue to provide a supply list, handouts, and homework.

You can see The Center’s Fall Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 3.3 MB), or register online (note: the online registration page lists the dates that the class doesn’t meet!). Membership in The Center is required to register for this course.


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, September 17, 2017
    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:
    $8.00/person (“bring exact change if you can”)
    (Note: ArtiFactory’s website reports this is
    increasing to $10)

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 (note: ArtiFactory’s website reports this is increasing to $10). 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 annual show at La Poste (Perry, IA)

Watercolor painting of house by Jo Myers-Walker

After the Rain, We Play

  • When:
    See below
       
  • Where:
    La Poste
    1219 Warford St
    Perry IA  50220
    Website laposteperry.com

Iowa Watercolor Society’s 2017 annual show is at La Poste, a renovated 1914 former post office building in Perry, Iowa. I have one painting (“After the Rain, We Play,” shown here) in this exhibit of works by many different artists throughout the state.

The paintings will be up through September 30; since the opening is now past, “[w]e recommend calling LaPoste managers to make an appointment to view the exhibition outside of the reception.” Plus, IWS members are signing up for time slots to paint together and make the exhibit available for viewing on Thursday afternoons — you can check the sign-up page to see what’s planned.


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.