Classes and Events


Classes

  • Watercolor Landscape Workshop, series of classes starting Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center (Iowa City, IA; membership in The Center is required for this course)
  • Watercolor Portrait Painting, series of classes starting Tuesday, January 15, 2019 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, July 7, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm:  Artist reception for Water Color Exhibit (along with artists Louise O’Donnell and Mayela Fonseca) at Maquoketa Art Experience (Maquoketa, IA)
  • 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

  • Water Color Exhibit along with artists Louise O’Donnell and Mayela Fonseca, July 1 – August 29, 2019 at Maquoketa Art Experience (Maquoketa, IA)

Ongoing Exhibits

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Watercolor Landscape Workshop at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Watercolor sketch of sidewalk scene by Jo Myers-Walker

   

  • When:
    Mondays, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    January 14 – March 18, 2019,
    except Center holidays
      
  • 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

Watercolor is gentle and unburdened. We begin with awe and wonder. painting the landscape and building a strong composition. Bring in your photos of places that excite you, and I will help you compose and show you painting techniques.

Bring watercolor supplies you have on hand to the first class and I will provide a supply list for you to consider purchasing, including a sketchbook, paints, two brushes, and especially 140 lb Arches watercolor paper (I will have 22″ x 30″ sheets available for sale at $6.00 each). There will be handouts, videos and demonstrations. Bring a sack lunch if you wish.

See The Center’s online registration page or Spring 2019 Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 2.6 MB). Membership in The Center is required to register for this course.

Note:  The ending date of this class is extended because we will not meet on two Mondays that are holidays for The Center.


Watercolor Portrait Painting at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Isabelle, watercolor portrait of young woman by artist Jo Myers-Walker

   

  • When:
    Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.
    January 15 – March 5, 2019
      
  • 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

The human portrait is alluring and captivating. Painting the portrait is much like painting the landscape in finding the forms and dark value flow. Students in this class will need some drawing and painting skills, however I will show proportions.

Bring watercolor supplies, #2 pencils, tracing paper, sketchbook, and a mindset to have fun. I will have 140 lb Arches watercolor paper available to purchase for $6.00 per sheet (22″ x 30″). There will be handouts, videos and demonstrations. Bring a sack lunch if you wish.

See The Center’s online registration page or Spring 2019 Program Guide for more information (PDF, approx. 2.6 MB). Membership in The Center is required to register for this course.


Water Color Exhibit at Maquoketa Art Experience

Lilly, watercolor portrait of a young woman by Jo Myers-Walker

   

  • When:
    During gallery hours,
    July 1 – August 29, 2019
       
  • Where:
    Maquoketa Art Experience
    124 S Main St
    PO Box 993
    Maquoketa IA  52060
    Phone (563) 652-9925
    Website maquoketa-art.org
    Email maq.art.exp@gmail.com
Backyard Chickens, watercolor painting of farmhouse back porch and yard by Jo Myers-Walker

   

I’m exhibiting along with artists Louise O’Donnell and Mayela Fonseca for this display of our watercolor work. We all paint portraits and the figure. Mayela Fonseca is President of the Iowa Watercolor Society and brought Janet Rogers to Iowa. I’ve painted with Louise O’Donnell for many years and she is known for her wonderful pastels in addition to watercolor.


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.