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Monday, 08 Jul 2019

Ceramic Bowl Class

Jul 08, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $15 Public $25 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn to prepare clay for hand-building and use a mold to create a bowl form. Finishing will include creating decorative add-ons and texture. Bowls will be bisque fired for the second class where students will glaze their pieces for the final firing.

Woven Wall Hanging Class

Jul 08, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $48 Public $58 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The popularity of weaving is back, and this is a great way to get started on your fibers journey. Learn basic skills including how to set up a small loom, knotting, and incorporating wool roving and other textures. Finish a 10" x 14" weaving in shades of cream and tan that will be ready to hang.

Tuesday, 09 Jul 2019

21+ Paint Your Own Pottery: Potty Mouth

Jul 09, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Choose a bowl, plate, or mug and add your own #!*$ words.

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019

Silver Flora Pendant

Jul 10, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $45 Public $55 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Students will "paint" fine silver paste on real natural elements such as leaves and seed pods in the first class. Pieces will be fired in a kiln before the last class, which will burn away nature and leave a beautiful representation in silver. Students will then sand, polish and finish their one-of-a-kind pendants.

Happy Outdoor Painting Workshop

Jul 10, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create the kind of world you want to see in this oil painting class ala Bob Ross. Follow the lead of Levi Chytka using the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, and paint on an 11" x 17" canvas with basic tools - a couple brushes and a palette knife. Share paint with your neighbors as you create your version of Levi's painting while he works alongside you.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

Exhibit: Home and Infrastructure Resilience in San Juan

Jul 11, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Exhibition of design proposals for resilient housing and decentralized infrastructure in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by students in the interdisciplinary summer Urban Design Global Studio. Students will be available to discuss their work. The show will continue through July 20 with students on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Jul 11, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering, create a watercolor background, and then choose a word to hand-letter over the background you create. You'll leave with a framed 5x7 artwork , a black dual-tip Tombow brush pen, and practice sheets to continue working on your hand-lettering skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Jul 11, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering, create a watercolor background, and then choose a word to hand-letter over the background you create. You'll leave with a framed 5x7 artwork , a black dual-tip Tombow brush pen, and practice sheets to continue working on your hand-lettering skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Friday, 12 Jul 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color Inside the Lines

Jul 12, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Just like a coloring book, these pieces have line drawings ready for filling in and they are super-cute! Llamas, sloths, unicorns and more on mugs and plates.

Monday, 15 Jul 2019

Intermediate Glass Beads Workshop

Jul 15, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $27 Public $37 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Who needs Bill Nye, the Science Guy? Experiment with different Effetre glasses that cause color reactions to take your beads to the next level. You will also learn how to create a reduction flame and play with the effects. Supply fee includes glass for class time only, and propane/MAPP is available for purchase if needed.

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

Walk-in Craft: Fired Ink Art

Jul 16, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire. We will seal the design and slip it into an 8 x 10 frame for an instant masterpiece!

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

Sewing Lessons

Jul 17, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Whether you are a beginner needing to learn how to operate a sewing machine, or someone who needs help finishing a project in progress, this is for you. Choose one of the dates below to work one-on-one with Judy and learn the skills you need to keep going on your own. Bring in your machine or borrow one of ours and begin making beautiful things, one stitch at a time

Friday, 19 Jul 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

Jul 19, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Blow bubbles on your bisque with a straw and paint, and bursting outlines will appear on your finished piece.

Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

Walk-in Craft: Harry Potter Wands

Jul 20, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$8

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The wand chooses the wizard, but exceptions are made in the Workspace

Brit Floyd World Tour

Jul 20, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$50-$65; VIP $172

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Brit Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute show, is performing a 40th anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and other popular songs from the band.

Friday, 26 Jul 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Ice Cream Social

Jul 26, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Eating straight out of the carton? Let's decorate a bowl that holds your late-night treat. Free ice cream while it lasts!