March Art in the Afternoon

  • March 15 postponed to November 15, 2020
  • from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
  • in The Center’s Assembly Room
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Free Admission

Postponed to November 15, 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus.

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James L. Ochs is a self-employed artist with over 30 years of experience in printmaking, painting, and drawing. He has been a university art instructor while also operating Ochs Studio for teaching and printmaking in Iowa City. Born in Denver, Colorado, he received his B.A. in painting at Colorado State University and an M.A. and M.F.A in printmaking and drawing from the University of Iowa. He gained print experience at Blacks Print Studio in New York City and worked in collage and paint at the Art Student League.

About his work, Ochs says: “I contrast things within the figure, something different opposed to it to make it more poetic and mystical, as opposed to something very classical.” His works can be found in art collections around the U.S., including the Des Moines Art Center; Muscatine Art Center, Farm Bureau in Des Moines, Library of Congress, Harvard College, and Brown University. Featured in over 120 national, regional, and solo shows, he has received numerous awards, including the Coconut Grove Art Exhibition and Winter Park Art Festival in Florida. See more at: www.gildedpeargallery.com/jim-ochs

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.

March Life Drawing

Due to concerns over the coronavirus this Life Drawing Drop-Ins will be suspended until further notice.

March 15 (Canceled)

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March 29 (Canceled)

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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.

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

Due to concerns over the coronavirus this workshop will be canceled.

  • 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.