Thursday, 11 Jun 2015
"Study Abroad: Ecuador" presented by Rachel Fort, Senior in Integrated Studio Arts, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers.
Dave Knippel is chief engineer for Iowa Public Radio. He started his 44-year career as a radio/TV technician for WOI Radio and WOI-TV. A program will be held at 3:30 p.m.
"Painting" bisque is a fun and relaxing activity that can be done solo or with a group of friends. Make something great for Dad - no ugly ties this year! Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.
This is a 6 week course on Thursdays May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This six-week beginner course will introduce how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches and successive lessons. Learn from artist Megan Henson as you draw from flowers and plants in the classroom, the Hughes Conservatory, and even get inspired by those early spring blooms in the outdoor gardens.
Using natural products, mix up a batch of a custom lip balm to protect your kisser this summer. Essential oil will be available for fun scents or leave it au-natural. You will have enough to fill a couple tins plus extra that can be taken home and reheated for refilling tins several times over. Walk in anytime but give yourself about half an hour to finish.
Students will be guided through all aspects of forming bowls, mugs, vases and more on the pottery wheel. Learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to absolute beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their technique and abilities.