Classes and Events


  • 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 if you’d like to plan a class, workshop, or retreat.


Tote bag, scarf, and notecards imprinted with images of watercolor paintings by Jo Myers-Walker

Sample of bags, scarves, and cards

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018,
       4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Sunday, November 18, 2018,
        9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
    I’ve reserved a space at Saint Cecilia Catholic Community’s 2018 Christmas Market (in the Social Hall at 2900 Hoover Ave, Ames, IA). Various organizations and individuals will have booths for charitable fundraising at this annual event.
    I’ll have notecards, scarves, and bags for sale that are digitally printed with images of my watercolors (samples at right). Proceeds from these products go toward awareness of human trafficking, starting with support for Lila Mae’s House. I’ve been working with different groups to paint the pouches that bundle the notecards — see the Online Gallery page (“Notecards for a cause”) for more information!
  • Postcard advertising Iowa City Eastside Artists show and sale, featuring watercolor painting of cardinal bird by Jo Myers-Walker

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    The Eastside Artists Annual Show & Sale
    postcard, featuring my cardinal painting!

  • Friday through Sunday, December 7, 8, and 9, 2018:
    I’ll have a booth once again at this year’s Eastside Artists Annual Show and Sale at the Masonic Building (312 College St, Iowa City, IA).
    • Friday, December 7:
      10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 8:
      10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 9:
      10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    “Local art from hand and heart!”
  • 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

Call ahead if you want to make sure my artwork is in stock.

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
    (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:
  • 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.