Sunday, 06 Jul 2014
Benefit recital: Voice alumni
Third annual concert by Iowa State music alumni to benefit a voice scholarship endowment at the ISU Foundation honoring fellow alumnus Joey Wilgenbusch, who died in 2011.
Argentine Tango Practica Class
This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4 - 5pm moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for dancing better.
Monday, 07 Jul 2014
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 screenprinting equipment.
Tuesday, 08 Jul 2014
Teleworkshop: Department Chair Intensive: How to Balance Teaching, Research (and Life!) While Transitioning into an Academic Role
Facilitated by Julie Artis, associate professor of sociology at Depaul University, Chicago; sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
Youth Summer Camp 2: Sunlight, Nature's Power Plant
Let students enjoy an afternoon outdoors exploring how the sun helps to power our planet. We will engage in hands-on educational activities inside and outside while learning about the energy of the sun, the effects of its light, and how it helps the plants and butterflies at Reiman Gardens! Perfect for ages 11-14. Summer Camp 1 is on Tuesday, June 10, and Summer Camp 3 is on Monday, August 4.
Glass Etching Class
Learn the basics of glass etching while creating a set of 4 Cyclone mugs. Choose from a vintage or new ISU spirit logo, or get creative and make up your own design. Go Clones!
Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014
Open forum: OSPA director candidate Rochelle Athey
Rochelle Athey, associate vice provost of sponsored programs, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. A Q&A session will follow the 20-30 minute candidate presentation.
Farewell reception: Lee Chapman
Lee Chapman, a program assistant at Reiman Gardens, is moving back to England, her home country.
Class: Black and White Digital Photography
This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays, July 2, July 9, July 16, and July 23 This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding practical skills while also fostering your aesthetic awareness and vision as a photographer. Mark Stoltenberg will help you look at the world in a whole new way as you further explore the tools, techniques and identify the best subject matter to create black and white digital images.
Texture in Oil Painting Class
From sgraffito scratches to swaths of buttery color to mountainous ridges of paint, this workshop will explore different techniques for creating texture in oil paintings. We will also experiment with painting knives and impasto medium to create a variety of physical textures. Bring an image or idea to work with. Basic experience painting with oils is required.
Thursday, 10 Jul 2014
Youth Program: Plant Pals
Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult.
Open forum: OSPA director candidate Michael Warnock
Michael Warnock, special assistant to the vice chancellor of research, University of Missouri, Columbia. A Q&A session will follow the 20-30 minute candidate presentation.
Lecture: Brown Bag
"Animal Flight - From Scales to Skin" presented by Dr. Rhea von Busse, Visiting Scholar, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program. Attend each month and experience a new topic presented by local and regional professionals and lecturers.
Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting
Join us for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. This 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. Pottery will be fired within a week for you to pick up.
Nesting Boxes Class
Make a 6, 5 & 4 inch set of nesting boxes. Part of the class will utilize hand tools to learn a traditional hand joinery technique. Then learn to use the machinery to make boxes efficiently. The Woodshop Orientation class is helpful, but not required for this class.
Friday, 11 Jul 2014
Open forum: OSPA director candidate Keith Osterhage
Keith Osterhage most recently served as associate vice provost for research at Temple University, Philadelphia. A Q&A session will follow the 20-30 minute candidate presentation.
Free dance social hosted by the ISU Ballroom Dance Club. Singles welcome. Dress is casual; indoor shoes or socks are required.
Saturday, 12 Jul 2014
The Art Abandonment Project - Mixed Media Class
Express yourself through random acts of art and join the abandonment movement! Create something for the joy of making it, and then leave it for an unsuspecting person to find - on a table at the coffee shop, on a park bench, or anywhere a stranger might stumble upon it. The Workspace will provide the supplies and demonstrate some techniques to get you started.