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.
Soft graphite or charcoal pencil
Sketchbook for taking notes
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.
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.
Registration has begun for Fall classes at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, including Jo Myers-Walker’s Monday Watercolor Workshop! You can sign up at The Center’s Online Registration site, or see the Fall Program Guide for more information. (Membership in the Senior Center is not required for this class. Note that the last workshop will be on Monday, December 5, not Dec. 7.)