Classes and Events


Classes

  • I’m teaching online watercolor classes via Zoom. Send me an email (jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to join us!
    I’ll send payment information; then the day before each class, I’ll send the Zoom link to those whose payment I’ve received. Registration closes (the payment link is deactivated) at 5 p.m. Central time on the day before each class, or sooner if the class is full.
    This month I’ve scheduled Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor classes for:
    • Saturdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021, 10 a.m.–12 noon CST, $25.00 for 2 hours of online instruction.
    • Mondays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021, 2 p.m.–3 p.m. CST, $15.00 for 1 hour of online instruction.

Events

  • Ongoing:  ArtiFactory’s Life Drawing Drop-In sessions have been suspended for now — see the ArtiFactory’s website for any updates and online events.

Ongoing Exhibits

In shops

Call ahead if you want to make sure my artwork is in stock (and to see if they are open to the public!).
  • Amana, IA:  Catiri’s Art Oasis (319-622-3969; bird prints, some original watercolors)
  • Ames, IA:  Octagon Center for the Arts (515-232-5331; pillows, prints, stretched fabric print and some original watercolors when available)
  • Ames, IA:  Wheatsfield Co-op (515-232-4094; cards when available)
  • Burlington, IA:  Art Center of Burlington (319-754-8069; bird prints, cards, some original watercolors)
  • Greenfield, IA:  Ed & Eva’s (641-743-2566; bird prints, cards, some original watercolors)
  • Iowa City, IA:  Iowa Artisans Gallery (319-351-8686; original watercolors when available)
  • West Des Moines, IA:  Artisan Gallery 218 (515-255-0218; original watercolors when available)
  • Online:  You can order products to benefit Lila Mae’s House online at Shop to Shelter for Lila Mae’s House (external website, shoptoshelter.com) or see the Creating for a Cause page for more information on “products with a purpose.”

Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor (Zoom classes)

Sketch and painting of street scene along Rue Martainville in Rouen by artist Jo Myers-Walker

Rue Martainville

  • When:
    Saturdays,
    Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021,
    10 a.m.–12 noon CST
    -and/or-
    Mondays,
    Jan. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021,
    2 p.m.–3 p.m. CST
      
  • Where:
    Online via Zoom
       
  • Cost:
    Each Saturday class:
    $25.00 for 2 hours of online instruction
    -and/or-
    Each Monday class:
    $15.00 for 1 hour of online instruction

Watercolor is gentle and unburdened, especially if we don’t try and control every move. We begin with drawing, value, and watercolor warm-up exercises. I’ll demonstrate creating a watercolor painting, emphasizing the lesson for the day, and you can paint along with me. In Monday’s class we’ll do a simpler version of the scene from Saturday’s longer class. A watercolor supply list is provided, but use whatever you are comfortable with.

For January I decided we need a “staycation” break, so we’ll be going abroad for our painting subjects! Send me an email (jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to join us for any or all of the sessions. I’ll send payment information; then the day before each class, I’ll send the Zoom link to those whose payment I’ve received. Registration closes (the payment link is deactivated) at 5 p.m. Central time on the day before each class, or sooner if the class is full.

The Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center’s website has helpful instructions for using Zoom.


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.