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2022 ART IOWA WORKSHOPS

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.

COLORED PENCILS: LIGHT AND REFLECTION (1 Credit Hour)
September 24 – 25 | Guest Artist: Jill Harper
$90 Registration Fee

During this workshop we will explore creating our own still life drawings using colored pencil. Work will focus on traditional as well as more contemporary approaches to drawing such as light source, transparency, reflection, and color layering techniques. Day one will focus on drawing and adding layers of color to organic forms; day two will focus on drawing how light responds to transparent objects such as colored glass. 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 weekend.

About Jill Harper:

Jill Estelle Harper 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. PLEASE REGISTER ONLY THROUGH GRANT WOOD AEA (UNLESS YOU ARE A NON-CREDIT REGISTRANT). YOU CAN FIND THIS COURSE ON THE COURSE CATALOGUE AND BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS HERE.

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING (1 Credit Hour)
October 22-23, 2022 | Guest Artist: Kelsey Wilson
$90 Registration Fee + $6 Materials Fee (all payable on the Grant Wood website)

Botanical painting resides at the crossroads of science and art. Students will learn about the rich tradition of botanical watercolor painting as well as modern applications and contemporary masters. Practice a variety of watercolor techniques and hone your observation skills. Kelsey Wilson will guide students through a leaf study, a fruit and vegetable study and a flower specimen study through demonstrations, one on one and group discussions. We will explore color mixing, brush control and how to compose a captivating painting.

About Kelsey Wilson:

Kelsey Wilson is an artist based in Nevada, Iowa. Her background is in Illustration and has worked in a variety of commercial and fine art capacities including food package design, picture books and art licensing. She has an MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her ongoing project, “Lost in the Weeds” is series of paintings of invasive plants in the Midwest that serve to inform about the devastating effects these plants are having on prairies, woodlands, and water quality.

OUR REGISTRATION PROCESS HAS CHANGED. PLEASE REGISTER ONLY THROUGH GRANT WOOD AEA (UNLESS YOU ARE A NON-CREDIT REGISTRANT). YOU CAN FIND THIS COURSE ON THE COURSE CATALOGUE AND BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS HERE.

 

GALLERY & SALES SHOP

Thursday 11am – 4pm

Friday 11am – 4pm

Saturday 11am – 5pm

Sunday 11pm – 4pm

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Plein Air 2022

Rug Weaving Classes offered by Linda

                      Call for details: 319-530-0127 

Villages of Amana Christmas Haus Tour: December 3 – 4, 2022

For more information, please contact us HERE!