Art Iowa Courses

SUMMER 2023 ART IOWA COURSES

INFORMATION AND ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please Note: Our registration process has changed. For your ease and convenience, all registration and payment will now take place through Grant Wood AEA. For full instructions, scroll to the bottom of the page.

CLAY AND THE AMERICAN RAKU PROCESSES

June 12-16, 2023 | Guest Artist: Kirk Niehouse

$110 Registration Fee | $65 Materials Fee

This class will focus on learning hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques that can be used to teach ceramics to students of any age, K – 12 can learn and be successful. Advanced Wheel throwing techniques will also be discussed.

The class will also focus on the Raku process. Participants will explore traditional Raku, Horsehair Raku, and Naked Raku. Participants will create their own ceramic art works using the hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques demonstrated in this class; they then will patriciate in Raku firings to experience the Raku processes.

Ample studio time will be provided.

About Kirk Niehouse:

COMING SOON.

OUR REGISTRATION PROCESS HAS CHANGED. FOR CREDIT REGISTRANTS PLEASE REGISTER THROUGH GRANT WOOD AEA. YOU CAN FIND THIS COURSE ON THE COURSE CATALOGUE AND BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS HERE

NON-CREDIT REGISTRANTS PLEASE EMAIL THE AMANA ARTS GUILD AT INFO@AMANAARTSGUILD.ORG

EXPLORING TEXTILE PRINTING AND DYEING

June 19-23, 2023 | Guest Artist: Joan Webster-Vore

$110 Registration Fee | $65 Materials Fee

Using fiber-reactive dyes, participants will explore a contemporary approach to the traditional Batik process of applying wax to fabric.

Learn a variety of printing and dyeing techniques using soy wax, an environmentally friendly product that is safer to use than traditional wax mixtures. 

About Joan Webster-Vore:

Joan Webster-Vore has devoted her career to a study of nature. Much of her work has been influenced by observing the cornfield across the road from her home in Hudson, Iowa or by painting en plein air trying to visually capture the illusive quality of water in lakes and ponds. These paintings inform her large, mixed media installations which investigate incorporating drawing and painting with three-dimensional structures that consider the natural environment.

She grew up in Rockford, Illinois and is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a BFA in Art, an MA in Textile Design from the Department of Home Economics, and an MFA in Design from the School of Art and Art History. Her work has appeared in numerous competitive, invitational, and solo exhibitions both regionally and nationally. In 2021 she was one of the featured artists at Sioux City Art Center Select in Sioux City, Iowa and was also invited to create new work to exhibit in Compelling Ground at the Brunnier Art Museum at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa.

 

OUR REGISTRATION PROCESS HAS CHANGED. FOR CREDIT REGISTRANTS PLEASE REGISTER THROUGH GRANT WOOD AEA. YOU CAN FIND THIS COURSE ON THE COURSE CATALOGUE AND BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS HERE

NON-CREDIT REGISTRANTS PLEASE EMAIL THE AMANA ARTS GUILD AT INFO@AMANAARTSGUILD.ORG

IMAGINATIVE LANDSCAPES

June 26-29, 2023 | Guest Artist: Jill Estelle Harper

$110 Registration Fee | No Materials Fee

During this workshop we will focus on landscape art through the creative lens. This four-day workshop will include technical methods in using colored pencil and mixed media, an immersive nature hike along the Amana’s lily pond nature trail where we will experience working in plein air, and individual work time to explore one’s own techniques and styles of work. Sketchbook exercises, experimental approaches in the studio using drawing and painting techniques, and a variety of working surfaces will also be explored.

Each day will include a demonstration and discussion of a topic that will guide your work for the day followed by plenty of work time, as well as one-on-one critiques. The workshop will end with a group critique to celebrate the work done during the workshop.

About Jill Estelle Harper:

Jill is an artist who works with a variety of media and particularly enjoys working
with colored pencil as a landscape artist. Jill has displayed artwork in several regional shows and galleries throughout the Midwest and Northeast and has taught with the Iowa City Community School District as a K-12 art educator for the last 19 years. Jill received an MA in Art Education and an MA South Asian Civilizations from the University of Iowa, a BFA in Painting, and has lived in India and Haiti where she has worked as a teaching artist. She currently lives and teaches Art in Iowa City where she also works from her home studio.

 

OUR REGISTRATION PROCESS HAS CHANGED. FOR CREDIT REGISTRANTS PLEASE REGISTER THROUGH GRANT WOOD AEA. YOU CAN FIND THIS COURSE ON THE COURSE CATALOGUE AND BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS HERE

NON-CREDIT REGISTRANTS PLEASE EMAIL THE AMANA ARTS GUILD AT INFO@AMANAARTSGUILD.ORG

IN ORDER TO SAVE TIME AND SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS, ALL REGISTRATION WILL NOW TAKE PLACE THROUGH GRANT WOOD AEA’S WEBSITE. THERE IS NO LONGER A NEED TO SEND REGISTRATION APPLICATION OR PAYMENT TO THE AMANA ARTS GUILD, UNLESS YOU ARE NOT REGISTERING FOR CREDIT. 

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PAYMENT WILL COVER CREDIT FEES, REGISTRATION FEES, AND MATERIALS FEES. 

Questions about registration? Contact the GWAEA at (319) 399-6517 or email gwaeapd@gwaea.org

A Note on Credits: Graduate credit is available at $175 per credit hour though Drake University, Morningside, or Grand View. Teacher recertification is also available through Grant Wood AEA at an additional $85 per credit. Credit fees are subject to change. GWAEA has the most updated information on credit options, costs, and fees.

Gordon Kellenberger & Susan Macumber will facilitate & approve all credit arrangements. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and maintains a studio in High Amana. Susan has a Masters Degree in Art Education from the University of Iowa and has been an Elementary Art teacher in the Clear Creek Amana Community School district for over 20 years. Both Gordon and Susan are members of the Amana Arts Guild Board of Directors.

A Note for Non-Credit Registrants: We have reserved four spots for non-credit registrants. If you’re interested in registering for one of these two spots, contact the Arts Guild. All classes will be held at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana.

For information not related to credits or registration, contact the Amana Arts Guild:

(319) 622-3678 | info@amanaartsguild.org