Monday, 06 Jul 2015
Topic: Annuals - Beyond the Basics Develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, 16 total classes are spread across 4 years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use of the plants in gardens and the broader landscape.
Learn an inexpensive way to create custom t-shirts. Using your own design, learn to make a screen with the photographic emulsion method. Bring in your shirts and print away! This class is required in order to use our screen printing equipment.
Watercolor is a powerful and technical medium in which one can achieve beautiful results with a relatively quick sketch, or brilliant finished work with the investment of more time and craft. Watercolor is easy to use and this class will teach a variety of techniques from realistic to abstract in fun exercises. Experiment with both traditional and liquid watercolors. Suitable for the beginning painter or those with some experience.
Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015
Last day to drop a full-session, 12-week course without extenuating circumstances.
Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This class is held every other Tuesday from May 12 through August 18.
Assistant vice president for business services Arlo Meyer is retiring.
Make two houses for your fine, feathered friends. The first will be a traditional style made of cedar. Then, make one with a little more personality - use a vintage license plate for the roof and a manipulated fork for a landing spot. Both will be functional homes for the wildlife in your backyard.
Wednesday, 08 Jul 2015
"Next gen" may be an apt phrase to describe the evolving learning environment in an increasingly digital era. Colleges and universities are no longer taking their first steps into the use of digital tools for either in-person or online instruction. Rather this is an era of refinement of strategies.
A twist on the traditional monkey! Choose from bright patterned socks including Cyclone themed socks to create an original soft character. Get ideas for accessories and personalizing, and enjoy the camaraderie of stitching as a group. Most people won't finish within the time allotted, but everyone will leave with the supplies and know-how to complete at home.
Thursday, 09 Jul 2015
"The Big Picture of Water and Soil" presented by Rick Cruse, Ph. D, Director Iowa Water Center, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers.
The P&S Council is a representative body elected by, and responsible to, Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University. Meetings are open to the public.
"Painting" bisque is a fun and relaxing activity that can be done solo or with a group of friends. This process is sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint. The popped bubbles show up and make interesting patterns on the finished pieces. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.
Long shots and short shots: everyone wants to take a good photograph. Learn the basics of using your Digital SLR camera including settings, speeds, lighting and composition. Students will explore campus to use their new skills shooting photographs of their favorite sites and share those photographs to discuss technique, composition and design.
This is a 4 week course on Thursdays beginning June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 6-week course exploring the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens as inspiration. Learn techniques in pencil, pen and ink, and enrich your drawings with the use of color by working with pastels.
This is a 6 week course on Thursdays beginning June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. In this 6-week course, you'll learn a variety of social dances in a beautiful garden setting, from one of the best instructors Ames has to offer! No experience necessary.
Friday, 10 Jul 2015
Learn how to get moving on the dance floor in a fun, social environment. Different movement sequences will be introduced each evening - come once or come all 3 times! This class is open to all levels, including beginners that want to try something new.
Saturday, 11 Jul 2015
Simple dresses made out of pillowcases provide relief and hope for the children of Africa. We will provide the supplies, but can use the hands of volunteers to assist with making the dresses. From cutting fabric and ironing to sewing, there is a place for anyone who has an hour or two to spare. Drop in to our community studio to help another community of children in the orphanages of Central Africa. www.littledressesforafrica.org