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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Presented by The ArtiFactory
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.

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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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.

Continuing Chinese Ink Painting

Continuing Chinese Ink Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Four 2-hour sessions from 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Sundays May 12, 19, June 2 & 9
  • 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)

Registration begins April 11

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. Registration required.
Register at The Center (319-356-5220) or online at
activecommunities.com/iowacityseniorcenter

Click here to Register

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.

Advanced Chinese Ink Painting

Advanced Chinese Ink Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

  • Sundays 3/24 to 4/14/2019 at 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Four 2-hour sessions
  • in The Center’s room G07
  • 28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fee $150 use same supplies as beginning class
  • (supply set available from instructor for $60)
  • Pay the instructor at the first class
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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. Register at The Center (319-356-5220) or online. Open to 8 participants. Registration required.

Click here to Register

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.

Beginning Chinese Ink Painting

Beginning Chinese Ink Painting

Presented by Truc Deegan

The Beginning Chinese Ink Painting class is postponed due the predicted bad weather on Sunday. It will begin on Sunday February 24th and run the four Sundays to March 17th.

  • Sundays 2/24 to 3/17/2019 at 1:00-3:00 pm
  • 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)
  • Pay the instructor at the first class

Learn the ancient art of Chinese ink painting from Truc Deegan. She studied under Mr. Ang Swee Hin who is a master of Chinese Art in the style of 12th-18th century artists. 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. Register at The Center or online. Open to 8 participants. Registration required.

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Add to Calendar

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.

Plexiglas Sitters with Grandma and Me

Plexiglas Sitters with Grandma and Me
Sunday December 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm
in The Center’s room G07
28 S Linn St, Iowa City, Iowa
$50 combined fee for each adult and child pair.

Jo Myers-Walker will teach how to create a Plexiglas sitter. What is a Plexiglas sitter you might ask? Participants will sketch on paper, trace design on to Plexiglas with a paint marker, put in toaster oven to slump or bend to sit or stand and finally paint. The class is designed for an adult and child to participate together. The adult can be a grandmother, grandfather, mother or father. The adult and child will each have a Plexiglas sitter and fun memories to take home after the class. Open to 10 participants. Register online or at The Center. Please pay the instructor by cash or check at the first class. Membership to The Center not required.

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