February Art in the Afternoon

  • February 16, 2020
  • from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
  • in The Center’s Assembly Room
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Free Admission

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Andrea Smisek Gage – “Nothing challenges creativity more than the rollercoaster of life! From architectural-engineering to engineering a life of three kids, carpool and aging parents, Andrea Smisek Gage has found new ways to create in order to have new ways to cope. Portraits to plein air in both oil and watercolor is her most recent outlet that has opened a new world of opportunities. Sharing her creative journey through humorous stories and paintings will give insight into how to color outside the lines and create a vibrant life for yourself.”

February Life Drawing

February 9th

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February 23rd

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  • 1:00 to 3:00 PM (arrive on time)
  • in The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • 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.

Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stairs 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.

Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain.

Figure Painting Workshop

  • One 3-hour session: $40
  • Sunday April 5, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm
  • in The Center’s Room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

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Presented by The ArtiFactory
Instructor: Beppie Weiss

Three hours of extended poses with a live model and rigorous instruction to take your life drawing to another level. Beppie Weiss will demonstrate the use of water-based oils. All levels welcome.

Materials: soft graphite, eraser, drawing paper, Conte crayons, Conte pencils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, or water-based oils.

Participants must be age 18 or over. All levels welcome. Open to 10 participants (minimum 4). Need not be a member of The Center. Please pay instructor by cash or check. Registration required. Register at The Center (319-356-5220) or online by clicking below.

Life Drawing Workshop

Life Drawing Workshop
  • One 3-hour session: $40
  • Sunday March 8, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm
  • in The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

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Presented by The ArtiFactory
Instructor: Beppie Weiss

An informal life drawing workshop. Three hours of extended poses and rigorous instruction to take your life drawing to another level. Beppie Weiss will help you as you draw, and provide demos and instruction during the breaks. Topics will include composition, proportion, artistic anatomy, geometric construction, chiaroscuro and the general mechanics of drawing.

Materials: soft graphite, eraser, drawing paper, Conte crayons, and Conte pencils.

Participants must be age 18 or over. All levels welcome. Open to 10 participants (minimum 4). Need not be a member of The Center. Please pay instructor by cash or check. Registration required. Register at The Center (319-356-5220) or online by clicking below.

Advanced Chinese Ink Painting

Advanced Chinese Ink Painting
  • Four 2-hour session fee $150
  • (plus $60 supply fee or a list to buy your own)
  • March 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s Room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

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instructor: Truc Deegan

Open to first time and returning students. Truc Deegan will teach the ancient art of Chinese ink painting individualize to each student’s level. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who is a master of Chinese Art in the style of 12th-18th century artists. Truc’s teacher used his teaching to continue with different subjects as a way to improve the student’s technique in painting. One finds it enjoyable to care and continue. Open to 10 participants. Need not be a member of The Center. Please pay instructor by cash or check. Registration required. Register at The Center (319-356-5220) or online by clicking below.

Portrait Painting Workshop

  • One 3-hour session: $40
  • Sunday January 19, 2020 from 1:00-4:00 pm
  • in The Center’s Room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa

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Presented by The ArtiFactory
Instructor: Beppie Weiss

Learn in a small class setting how to draw from a live model using graphite or Conte crayons, acrylics, watercolors, or water-based oils. Students will learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing, such as proportion, measuring, massing, volume and planar construction. Beppie Weiss will demonstrate the use of water-based oils.

Materials: soft graphite, eraser, drawing paper, Conte crayons, Conte pencils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, or water-based oils.

All levels welcome. All levels welcome. Open to 10 participants (minimum 4). Need not be a member of The Center. Please pay instructor by cash or check. Registration required. Register at The Center (319-356-5220) or online by clicking below.

January Life Drawing

January Life Drawing
  • in The Center’s Room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
  • January 26th, 2020 from 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 stairs 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.

Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain.

December Art in the Afternoon

December Art in the Afternoon
  • 1:00-1:45 = Art Talk
  • 1:45 – 2:30 = Hands On Activity, Painting/Incising Slips on Bisque

Jennifer Miller’s work includes sculptural ceramics, site-specific installations, and 2-D illustrations. “Most of my projects are designed to engage viewers in an experience that encourages contemplation of their own relationship with nature, with beauty, with time, and with words. The sculptures I create are often designed to be placed outside in gardens. In contrast, my site-specific installations transform interior spaces into new environments and reflect my interest in collaborating with writers, naturalists, and environmental scientists. I hope that my artwork communicates my love for the natural world and my respect for writers and scientists who work to protect and restore natural habitats and ecosystems.” Jennifer is an artist, arts educator, and community-based arts advocate. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa in Ceramics and an MA ESL from Hamline University.

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

December Life Drawing

December 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. Participants must be age 18 or over.

Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance and the take elevator or stairs 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.

Please limit media to graphite, charcoal or pastels. Do not use oils or acrylics that can leave a permanent stain.

November Art in the Afternoon

November Art in the Afternoon
  • Nov. 17, 2019
  • from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
  • in The Center’s Assembly Room
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Free Admission
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From the start I felt a real connection with clay. I liked the tactile aspects of clay and how it can be shaped and molded and how the material changes properties with the addition of heat. During my time at Iowa, I became a proficient thrower and hand builder. My sculptures were large coil structures from hand rolled coils influenced by African art. Around 1996 I started working on metal sculpture with professor emeritus Julius Schmidt. I learned how to make sand molds and to cast iron. I then went to work at Max-Cast in Kalona with Steve Maxson and Doris Park. They taught me how to cast bronze (using a ceramic shell) and how to weld bronze. Later, I became interested in printmaking; intaglio, drypoint, lithography, silkscreening. I worked with Robert Glasgow, Keith Achepohl, and Jim Snitzer. I enjoy working in many different mediums. Lately, I’ve been silk screening shirts for Tomas Lasansky. I always look forward to the next creative endeavor!!

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