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.

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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.

First Saturday Life Drawing • April

First Saturday Life Drawing April

  • First Saturday of the month
  • in The Center’s Room 202
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • Apr. 7th,  1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • Cost:  $10.00 per session

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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. Participants must be age 18 or over.

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

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

April Art in the Afternoon

April Art in the Afternoon

Moving through issues using art exploration to deal with difficulties, growth and fun with art. She is a retired teacher with many years in the classroom with young children. Presently, Karen is a volunteer Zentangle teacher at the Senior Center. Karen is a certified art teacher with an elementary teaching MA and a CTZ (certified Zentangle teacher).

1:00 PM Sunday, Apr. 15th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

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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.

April Life Drawing

April Life Drawing
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
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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. Participants must be age 18 or over.

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

2018 Spring Fundraiser

My Bleeding Heart

March 2018

The ArtiFactory was keenly focused on programming in 2017. We worked to put more programs in place and inspire others to connect with us. That focus has been fruitful; in the past year over 300 people have attended the increasingly popular Art in the Afternoon series. Together we’ve been fascinated by Thia Rolfes’ Folk Art Automata, Fatima Saeed’s dimensional sculptures, and Latif Behroz’s Kindness Wall project, to name only a few.

Life Drawing sessions, generously hosted by Beadology, have become so popular that we’ve added a second monthly session at The Center!

Future plans include Truc Deegan workshops, collaboration with FilmScene, downtown drawing with Jo Myers-Walker, and an exhibit featuring the artists of Art in the Afternoon.

We’re asking for your support so that The ArtiFactory can:

  • Increase class offerings and expand programs
  • Sponsor interactive art experiences
  • Promote local artists
  • Provide honorariums for Art in the Afternoon presenters

 At this crucial time, your donation will help us move forward with these exciting possibilities.

 One lucky ArtiFactory donor will win Robert Yale Richardson’s lovely watercolor, My Bleeding Heart (above). Deadline for submitting a donation and be entered in the drawing is April 12, 2018.

We appreciate your effort to help us serve the area arts community. Thanks for your belief and patronage.

Sincerely,

Dan Cummins

Dan Cummins,

President, Arts Iowa City

P.S. If you’d like to volunteer with The ArtiFactory, please click here to contact Rafael Matos, our volunteer coordinator.

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March Art in the Afternoon

March Art in the Afternoon

Janet Duffey is a self-taught artist and photographer. She is an Iowa City native and has always been creating. Her inspiration is everywhere: nature, weather, clouds, buildings, flowers and animals. She has won several blue ribbons for watercolors through Iowa Artist Region 8. Her art can be found at: fineartamerica.com/artists/janet+duffey

1:00 PM Sunday, Mar. 18th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

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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.

 

March Life Drawing

 

March Life Drawing

Third Sunday of the month
Beadology • 220 E. Washington St.
Mar. 18th,  5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Cost:  $10.00 per session

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. Participants must be age 18 or over.

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

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February Art In The Afternoon

February Art In The Afternoon

Foil Imaging with Deanne Wortman

Deanne Wortman became very interested, one might say addicted, to hot stamped foiling after my first workshop with Professor Virginia Myers. She became one of her studio assistants at 10 Acre Studios. Upon Professor Myers retirement Deanne began teaching her University of Iowa Foil Imaging classes. Deanne will demonstrate the art of foiling and talk about her work.

1:00 PM Sunday, Feb. 18th
in The Center’s Assembly Room
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
ADMISSION IS FREE

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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.

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February Life Drawing

February Life Drawing

Third Sunday of the month
Beadology • 220 E. Washington St.
Feb 18th,  5:00 to 7:00 PM (arrive on time)
Cost:  $10.00 per session

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. Participants must be age 18 or over.

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

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