Classes and Events


  • Figure Drawing and Painting in Downtown Iowa City, twice a month this summer beginning June 11, 2018, drop-in classes starting at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center and venturing into downtown Iowa City (open to all ages, no registration required; $25.00/person per session)
  • Contact me (email if you’d like to plan a class, workshop, or retreat.


  • Monday, July 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon:  next session for Figure Drawing and Painting in Downtown Iowa City (drop-in class, no registration required; $25.00/person per session; bring your own supplies).
  • 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).

Temporary Exhibits

Ongoing Exhibits

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The ArtiFactory Presents:
Figure Drawing and Painting in Downtown Iowa City

Poster for Figure Drawing and Painting in Downtown Iowa City class by Jo Myers-Walker

Poster for the class
(click image to view larger)

  • When:
    Mondays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
    on the following dates:
    June 11 and 25,
    July 16 and 30, and
    August 6 and 20, 2018
  • Where:
    Downtown Iowa City, starting at
    The Center, Room 211
    28 S Linn St
    Iowa City IA  52240
    Phone (319) 356-5220
    (See link to the latest Program Guide in the left-hand column)
  • Cost:
    $25.00/person per session; bring your own supplies
    No registration required; drop in for one or all sessions!

The figure often adds life to a scene. Please join us to draw/paint animated figures in the downtown area. We will begin at the Senior Center and venture out into the cool summer mornings, capturing the sunlight casting over the figure to show facial form and folds on clothing. I’ll have handouts and instruction on proportion, value, and skin tones. We will work from volunteer models, and each other as models. Bring a folding chair, sketchbook and drawing/painting materials you enjoy. Drop in for one session or all of them! Open to all ages. This program is organized by the ArtiFactory.

(Note:  As of the last time I checked, the date listing for this class on the Center’s online registration site is incorrect. The class meets only on the Mondays listed above, two times each month.)

Iowa Watercolor Society’s 2017–2018 Traveling Show

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

After the Rain, We Play

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)

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:
  • 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.