October Art in the Afternoon

October Art in the Afternoon

October 21, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission
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Emily Martin started the Naughty Dog Press in 1996 to produce her own limited editions of primarily sculptural and movable artist’s books. Martin joined the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 1998, to teach a variety of classes exploring artists’ books, including Movable & Sculptural Books, Paper Engineering & Pop Up Books and Artists Books. During her career she has produced over 35 limited edition artist’s books using a variety of production techniques including letterpress printing, intaglio printing, silkscreen printing, inkjet printing and photocopies. Martin’s books are included in public and private collections throughout the United States and internationally. See the collections page for the full list. Martin is very interested in the intersection of the book as an art form with the traditional craft of bookbinding. Facebook: Emily Martin and Instagram: emilymartin5 and emilymartin.com.

Beginning Water-based Oil Workshop

Beginning Water-based Oils

Presented by Douglas Pendleton

  • Fee $150
  • Sept 25, Oct 2, 9 & 16 @ 6:00-9:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

A thorough introduction to oil painting and the still life genera. This class will cover basics such as brush care, and preparing a canvas to more advanced issues such as composition, direct vs indirect painting, and color theory. We will work with water soluble oils in order to minimize fumes in the classroom and facilitate easy clean up.
And here’s a materials list:

  •  Colors: Burnt Umber, Alizerine Chrimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Titanium white
  • Optional Colors: Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Lemon, Veridian Green, Venetian Red, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Quinacridone Purple
  • Brushes: 4 Non Synthetic, Bristle Brushes, 2 – #6 brushes, 2 – #2 brushes• Wooden Palette
  • Rags (cut up t-shirt is best)
  • Primed canvas stretched or taped to a board, or a primed board, or oil-compatible paper.
  • Please bring a portable easel if you have one

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Portrait Drawing Workshop

Portrait Drawing Workshop

Presented by Douglas Pendleton

  • Saturday Sept 30 & Oct 7 at 1:00-4:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room 202
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Two session fee: $75
  • Pay the instructor at the first class
  • Registration required

Learn in a small class setting how to draw from a live model using graphite or charcoal. Students will learn fundamentals of portrait drawing, such as proportion, measuring, massing, volume, planar construction and chiaroscuro.

Materials:
Soft graphite or charcoal pencil
Eraser
Drawing paper
Ruler
Sketchbook for taking notes

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September Art In The Afternoon

September Art In The Afternoon

September 16, 2018 from 1 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

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Thomas Agran’s studio work focuses on the mid-western landscape, its total transformation through agriculture, and the political, social, and environmental consequences of that change. Some of his paintings also explore the complicated nexus of food, agriculture, nostalgia, and marketing. Agran’s paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Grinnell College Prairie Studies Collection. Over the past 5 years, public art has become an important (seasonal) part of Agran’s practice, and he has executed and assisted with numerous large scale murals in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Agran works as the Director of Public Art for the Iowa City Downtown District, teaches painting and drawing, and lives in Iowa City with his family. www.thomasagran.com

Beginning Chinese Ink Painting

Beginning Chinese Ink Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Sunday Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14 at 1:00-3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fee $140 ($60 supply fee or a list to buy your own)
  • Pay the instructor at the first class

By its completion all the basic brush strokes used in this art form will have been studied, and four traditional paintings will have been completed. Open to 8 participants.

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About the Artist

Trúc was born and grew up in Vietnam.  Trúc (pronounced Chook and it means Bamboo) migrated to the United States of America and became a citizen in 1970. She graduated in University of Iowa in Art History with Honors. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who lives in Penang, Malaysia, a master of Chinese Art with the knowledge of the style of the 12th-18th century artists.

Trúc has held a number of one woman exhibitions and participated in numerous competitive and judged exhibitions as well.  She has taught brush painting in the United States, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.  Her works have been purchased by art lovers around the world and are found in collections in Malaysia, Great Britain, France, Australia, Sri Lanka, the United States and elsewhere.  In 2001 the Iowa City Public Library selected one of her works for its permanent collection.  In 2002 one of her paintings received an Honorable Mention Prize at the Hooverfest.  In 2012 Art of Mercy Hospital collected two of her works for their art collection.

Many of her works are on display at Melrose Meadow, a retirement community at 350 Dublin Drive, Iowa City, Ia.  Recently, She had a joint show titled Midwest Summer: Light & Warm with other artists at the Iowa at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  Her latest exhibition was held in Central College, Pella, Iowa in Nov. 2016.

September Life Drawing

September Life Drawing

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials. Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain. Participants must be age 18 or over. 

Cost:  $10.00 per session 

  • Second Sunday of the month
  • in The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • September 9th,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
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  • Fourth Sunday of the month
  • In The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • September 23rd,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
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Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s second floor. Then, proceed to room 211.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

August Life Drawing

August Life Drawing

    • First Saturday of the month
    • in The Center’s Room 202
    • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
    • August 4th,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • Cost:  $10.00 per session
    • Participants must be age 18 or over

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Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s second floor. Then, proceed to room 202.

Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain.

    • Third Sunday of the month
    • Beadology • 220 E. Washington St.
    • August 19th,  5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • Cost:  $10.00 per session
    • Participants must be age 18 or over

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Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

Foil Printmaking Workshop

Foil Printmaking Workshop

Foil Printmaking Workshop with Deanne Wortman

  • Saturday July 21 & Sunday July 22 at 1:00-3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room 202
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Two-day workshop fee: $50
  • Pay the instructor at the first class
  • Registration required

Deanne teaches the University of Iowa’s Foil Imaging classes. During the two-day workshop Deanne will demonstrate the art of foiling and participants will create their own foil prints.

Register online – limit to 5 participants

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July Art in the Afternoon

July Art in the Afternoon

July 15, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
Free Admission

Mary Moye-Rowley is both a graphic designer and artist, allowing one to inform the other. She is known for her joyful black-and-white portraiture, and hyper-realism in her still life and landscape. Her compositions featuring everyday objects — from marbles to tools to fabric — invoke symbols of childhood and the richness of everyday life, and speak to the way we imbue objects with meaning.

Growing up in Chicago, Mary was in kindergarten when the Sharpie was invented. She says its dry, smooth line made a vivid mark on her memory and launched a love of artists’ tools from pen and pencil to paint, pastel and Photoshop. Mary’s Artifactory presentation groups her art by the art supply that defines it.

Mary has a BFA in Graphic Design. She worked as a publication designer for the American Dental Association in Chicago and then as a freelance designer in Chicago and Los Angeles. She moved to Iowa City with her family in 1990. Her clients include CBRE, World Book, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and ACT as well as extensive work with the University of Iowa.

Mary has supported a number of philanthropic projects with her artwork. She designed and illustrated a cookbook for the Iowa City Ronald McDonald House featuring her portraits of 33 children. Mary illustrated the book Before You Were Born, Our Wish for a Baby, creating characters to help explain IVF to children. Working with her young neighbor, Mary wrote and illustrated Logan’s Story, a hospice resource book used to help children understand cancer. See her website at marymoyerowley.com.
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July Life Drawing

July Life Drawing

    • First Saturday of the month
    • in The Center’s Room 202
    • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
    • July 7th,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • Cost:  $10.00 per session
    • Participants must be age 18 or over

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Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stair to the 2nd floor or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s second floor. Then, proceed to room 202.

    • Third Sunday of the month
    • Beadology • 220 E. Washington St.
    • July 15th,  5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • Cost:  $10.00 per session
    • Participants must be age 18 or over

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Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing both clothed and nude models.  Please bring your own drawing materials.

The ArtiFactory is a project of Arts Iowa City a 501(c)(3)non-profit

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