Classes and Events


Classes

  • A New Normal: Healing Art with Cancer Patients and Survivors, series of once-a-month classes starting Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is not required)
  • 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 jomyerswalker@gmail.com) if you’d like to plan a class, workshop, or retreat.

Events

  • Friday through Sunday, June 1, 2, and 3, 2018:  My artwork and I will return again to the Iowa Arts Festival (downtown Iowa City, IA):
    Logo of the Iowa Arts Festival held annually in downtown Iowa City, Iowa

    Iowa Arts Festival logo

    “The Iowa Arts Festival is a weekend-long, free, community celebration featuring over 115 local and national visual artists displaying and selling their artwork, a music festival, a ‘Culinary Row’ serving regional and ethnic food, a variety of activities and entertainment, both creative and educational, for children and families.”
    Hours for the festival’s Art Fair will be:
    • Friday, June 1:  5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 2:  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 3:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, June 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon:  first 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

In shops

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

A New Normal: Healing Art with Cancer Patients and Survivors at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

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

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

  • When:
    Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.
    on May 22, June 26,
    July 24, and August 21, 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
    (but registration is required)

The visual arts have amazing benefits for cancer patients and survivors. Please join us monthly 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 Summer Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 3.74 MB), or register online (Note: the online registration page confusingly lists the dates we don’t meet). Membership in The Center is not required to register for this course (but registration is required).


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

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

   

  • 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
    Website www.icgov.org/senior
    (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: the online registration page confusingly lists the dates we don’t meet).


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.