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.

November Life Drawing

Drawing the human figure is captivating and challenging. We will be drawing models who are both clothed and unclothed. Please bring your own drawing materials. Please limit your materials to to graphite, charcoal or pastels. No materials will be allowed that can leave a permanent stain (such as oils or acrylics). Participants must be age 18 or over.

November 10thNovember 24th
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  • 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)

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 20, 2019 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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John McGlinn, “Abstract art is invented. As such, it is always personal. Whether my work looks representational, or artificial, or non-objective, it is still about invented objects in invented arrangements in stacked space.
Derived from pre-Renaissance thinking “space-stacking” has been my main visual theme since my BA and MFA in painting and printmaking. I will bring samples of recent work since moving to Iowa City, as well as a few purchased items that have influenced me over the years. Come to discuss: why abstract art and what does it mean?”

October Life Drawing

October 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. 

October 13th

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October 27th

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  • 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)

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

Portrait Drawing with Beppie Weiss

Portrait Drawing with Beppie Weiss

  • Two 2-hour sessions: $70
  • Sundays Sept 29 & Oct 6 from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • in The Center’s room 211
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
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Learn in a small class setting how to draw from a live model using graphite or Conte crayons or pencils. Students will learn fundamentals of portrait drawing, such as proportion, measuring, massing, volume and planar construction. 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 at activecommunities.com/iowacityseniorcenter

Materials:
Soft graphite
Conte crayons and Conte pencils
Eraser
Drawing paper

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September Art In The Afternoon

September Art In The Afternoon with Elizabeth Munger

  • September 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm
  • in The Center’s Assembly Room
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Free Admission
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Elizabeth Munger’s current work explores macro and microcosms, space-time, memory and mythology. Her art practice includes printmaking, artist books, installations, paper and fiber art. She received her BFA in Printmaking in 2000 and her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book in 2014.

You can see her work at elizabethmunger.com

Beginning Watercolor & Ink Painting

Beginning Watercolor & Ink Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Four 2-hour sessions from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Sundays September 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • in The Center’s room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fee $140 (plus $60 supply fee or a list to buy your own)
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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 8 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 at activecommunities.com/iowacityseniorcenter

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Enter The Center through the Washington St. entrance or from the third floor of the Iowa Ave. parking ramp through the skywalk to The Center’s ground floor. Then, proceed to room G07.

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. 

September 8th

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September 22nd

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  • 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)

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