Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019
Start by finding a mix of gemstones, add a clay bead and make your stretchy bracelet. Choose an essential oil that will help you to de-stress, motivate, focus or relax and add a couple drops to clay bead. Take home a sample of oil to freshen up this new addition to your wellness toolkit.
Billy Kearney Learn the basics needed to make music on the ever-popular ukulele. It's like a guitar, only a whole lot easier! You will learn to tune your instrument and make basic chords plus how to accompany yourself or others using basic chord charts and song sheets, all in a fun and inclusive setting.
Jordan Stout Take this opportunity to learn and develop drawing skills, whether you are a beginner who likes to doodle or an artist with experience. Students will be guided through a variety of exercises to enhance your drawing technique including line, perspective, light and shadow, and composition, while developing hand-eye coordination and confidence.
Billy Kearney For the beginner who needs help moving beyond basic strumming and open chords (ex: C, G, Am, F...). Classes will focus on improving chord changes, chords and playing techniques. Classes will be tailored to the students' skill level.
Wednesday, 04 Sep 2019
Opening reception for the first ReACT Exhibition of the fall semester: "It Starts with Us: Civility and the 21st Century Land Grant Mission."
Terrie Hoefer Turquoise adorned royalty of ancient Egypt including Nefertiti and Cleopatra, two intelligent and powerful women. Create a lovely turquoise bracelet using wire working techniques with sterling silver, and let it remind you of your own beauty and strength.
Thursday, 05 Sep 2019
Join a discussion about the ReACT exhibit, led by Dr. José Antonio Rosa, Faculty Guest Curator and Professor of Marketing.
Create the kind of world you want to see in this oil painting class ala Bob Ross. Follow Levi Chytka using wet-on-wet oil painting technique on a canvas with basic tools. Immerse yourselves in the happy trees, little squirrels, and warm sun on the MU terrace on the west side of the building (Rain location is the Workspace).
Greg Lamont Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things! Start with centering clay and pulling cylinders, the building blocks to throwing on the wheel. Move on to forming bowls, mugs, vases and plates, and learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.
Friday, 06 Sep 2019
The three major food groups for college students should have a special bowl, plate or mug for consumption! We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop off but give yourself an hour.
Orchestration at the Organ, Michael Elsbernd, guest organist.
"Eastern European Organ and Harpsichord Music by Women Composers," Miriam Zach, ISU organ faculty.
Concert and live webcast featuring ISU keyboard faculty and students: Janci Bronson, piano; Mei-Hsuan Huang, piano; Tin-Shi Tam, carillon; and Miriam Zach, organ and harpsichord.
Saturday, 07 Sep 2019
Koen Cosaert, guest carillonneur, will perform. Cosaert is director of the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen, Belgium, one of the leading institutes for carillon art in the world under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde.
31st Annual Organists of Iowa concert, "Eastern European Organ Music," Michael Elsbernd, guest organist.
Logan Skelton, guest pianist, will perform. Skelton is a professor of piano at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has toured internationally and has been featured on many public radio and television stations including NPR's Audiophile Audition, Performance Today, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition, as well as on radio in China and national television in Romania.
Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are available through this link https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/maxfrost-isu2019 .