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Plexiglas Sitters with Grandma and Me

Plexiglas Sitters with Grandma and Me
Sunday December 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm
in The Center’s room G07
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
$50 combined fee for each adult and child pair.

Jo Myers-Walker will teach how to create a Plexiglas sitter. What is a Plexiglas sitter you might ask? Participants will sketch on paper, trace design on to Plexiglas with a paint marker, put in toaster oven to slump or bend to sit or stand and finally paint. The class is designed for an adult and child to participate together. The adult can be a grandmother, grandfather, mother or father. The adult and child will each have a Plexiglas sitter and fun memories to take home after the class. Open to 10 participants. Register online or at The Center. Please pay the instructor by cash or check at the first class. Membership to The Center not required.

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Life Drawing Workshops

November Life Drawing Workshop

Presented by Douglas Pendleton

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  • $25 for each 3-hour session
  • from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • In The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

An ongoing series of informal life drawing workshops. Three hours of extended poses and rigorous instruction to take your life drawing to another level. Douglas Pendleton will help you as you draw, and also provide demos and instruction during the breaks. Topics will vary from session to session but will include composition, proportion, artistic anatomy, geometric construction, chiaroscuro and the general mechanics of drawing. All levels welcome, and no sign up is necessary. Participants must be age 18 or over. Registration not required. Need not be a member of The Center. Please pay by cash or check at the beginning of each session.

Advanced Chinese Painting Workshop

Advanced Chinese Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Sunday October 28, November 4, 11 & 18 from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Four 2-hour sessions for $150
  • (use supplies from Beginning Chinese Ink Painting)
  • Pay the instructor at the first class

Anyone interested in Chinese Ink and watercolor painting can enroll in this workshop. Previous classes are not required. This class is open to individuals who want to learn and improve their painting skills.  The four lessons will cover a combination of flowers, bamboo, insects and birds. The instructor will lead the class in each lesson and give each student her personal guidance. Paper will be provided for practice in class. Open to 8 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.

Upcoming Life Drawing

Upcoming 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 
  • in The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • 1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
    • October 14th
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    • October 28th
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    • November 11th
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    • December 9th
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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

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

  • Sunday Sept 30 & Oct 7 at 1:00-4:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room 211
  • 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

Register online – limit to 10 participants

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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.

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.

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)
    Add to Calendar

 

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