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Pollock

Pollock, a film by Ed Harris

Saturday June 30 at 4:00 pm
FilmScene
118 E. College Street
Free Admission

Tickets available one hour before the event.
Open forum discussion after the screening.

The life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

The first movie about the painter to transcend the gushing cliches found in movies that try to unravel the mysteries of artistic creation . . . no actor is better suited that Mr. Harris to portray the artist . . .
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a co-presentation of the ArtiFactory and FilmScene

June Art in the Afternoon

June Art in the Afternoon

Astrid Hilger Bennett

Over decades, her studio work has always embraced expressive painted, printed and dyed textiles that she creates herself. These have taken the form of wall pieces, art quilts and functional items which she has sold and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Her current bodies of work, the Tarp Series and the Drawing Series, add drawing and mixed media to those textiles. Bennett has lived in Iowa City since 1978 and is also known for her work in the local arts community, with her long affiliation with Iowa Artisans Gallery, Gallery Walk and local nonprofits. She is currently Board President of the Surface Design Association, a national nonprofit with 2300 international members working in art textile media.

1:00 PM Sunday, June 17th
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.

Portrait Drawing Workshop

Portrait Drawing Workshop

Presented by Douglas Pendleton

  • Saturday June 16 & 23 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

Register online – limit to 10 participants

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June Life Drawing

June Life Drawing

  • First Saturday of the month
  • in The Center’s Room 202
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • June 2nd,  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.
  • June 17th,  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.

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 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

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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December Life Drawing

December Life Drawing

Third Sunday of the month
Beadology • 220 E. Washington St.
Dec. 17th,  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