David Noyes is a local artist who has worked in many media, including watercolor, pastels, and pen & ink. He received a Masters of Architecture in 1979 from The Catholic University in Washington DC., then worked more than 35 years as a licensed professional architect. Prior to that, he took courses in drawing, painting and design, sculpture, and art history at the University of Wyoming. At the Iowa City Senior Center, he has taken drawing courses with Garth Conley and from 2014 has been part of a group led by Jim Ochs working on watercolor, pen & ink, and pastel art.
Local architect Jesus Chucho Loria gives a presentation about architectural drawing and sketching, overviewing its history with examples from the past through modern digital sketching. He was born in Mexico and educated at Yucatan Autonomous University. “I’m convinced my family had never heard the word ‘architecture’ before I took an interest,” he has said. “A bit later in life, however, I learned that my great grandfather attended engineering classes at the state university – I cherish the memory of my grandma showing me the wooden box that housed his brass drafting instruments from his student days.” Mr. Loria also serves on the Board of Arts Iowa City. Watch the video.