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Ankeny Art Center Fall News

Posted August 31, 2012 in Ankeny, Community Web Exclusives

Iowa Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition – This year, the Ankeny Art Center is excited to host the Iowa Watercolor Society’s 35th anniversary show. This juried exhibition showcases sixty-five outstanding original watercolor paintings chosen from 150 pieces by Iowa artists.

The Annual meeting and lunchon will be September 2nd at 11am.

Internationally renowned watercolorist Paul Jackson will serve as this year’s juror and instructor. Jackson received his Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri, and has been awarded signature membership by both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. In addition to judging the show, he will also teach two workshops during his time in Iowa. For more information about Jackson and his art, please visit

Fall Art Classes
This fall the Ankeny Art Center is offering a wide variety of art classes for both kids and adults! Children in grades K-4 can take hand-building with clay or art exploration, a fun class that integrates painting, drawing, and other art methods.

For older children (grades 5-8), we also offer art exploration and pottery on a wheel, an exciting opportunity not usually offered until high school.

Adults 14 years and older may also take pottery on a wheel, two different watercolor classes, yoga, and right-brain drawing, a class to learn how to draw realistically with shading.

Classes previously taken can be repeated, as projects change every session. Registration for fall classes can be done online here starting August 1st.

All classes are now on our web site for easy enrollment.
Class enrollment online

Call for Photographers

Each year the Ankeny Art Center hosts an exhibition for our members. The 2012 member show will be a juried digital photography exhibit. Professional, non-professional, and young
photographers from Ankeny will exhibit photographs demonstrating their knowledge, creativity, and skill with a digital camera.

If you would like to submit photographs for this exhibit, please visit our website for more information.The deadline for entry is Saturday. November 17th, 2012.

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