May Art in the Afternoon

May Art in the Afternoon

Jo Myers-Walker

Her focus on art began with watercolor and teaching. Due to her degrees in Art Education she was always curious about exploring other mediums. This lead to paper-making, clay, painting on wood and fabric, and acrylic sculpture to express her ideas in a new way. There was never a surface that did not need color. Through out all her years of artistic exploration, watercolor is her first love. She will be demonstrating some of her techniques and showing examples of her work. Visit her website at

1:00 PM Sunday, May 20th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

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ART IN THE AFTERNOON is a monthly artist talk / workshop held on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  This series focuses on introducing local artists to the Iowa City community.

May Life Drawing

May Life Drawing

  • First Saturday of the month
  • in The Center’s Room 202
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • May 5th,  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.
  • Apr. 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

Chinese Ink Painting Workshop

Chinese Ink Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Sunday May 20, 27, June 3, 10 at 1:00-3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room 211
  • 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 5 participants.

Register online or at The Center.

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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.

Figure Drawing & Painting Downtown

Painting Downtown

Presented by Jo Myers-Walker

  • Mondays 10 am to 12 noon
  • June 11 & 25, July 16 & 30 and Aug 6 & 20.
  • in The Center’s room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fee $25 per session
  • No registration required
  • Pay instructor at beginning of session

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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. Jo will have handouts and instruction on proportion, value and skin tones.  We will have volunteer models and each other. Bring a folding chair, sketchbook and drawing/painting materials you enjoy.