Saturday, 01 Jun 2019
Sales are first come, first served. Prices are marked and non-negotiable. All sales are "as is" and final. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will provide resources to help acquire, conserve and maintain works of art in the University Museums permanent collection. Sale items were donated to the University Museums with the intent to support the mission and long-term goals of the University Museums.
Tuesday, 04 Jun 2019
Choose 3-5 paints (including metallics!) and learn how to create an abstract painting full of marbled swirls and cells of color.
Wednesday, 05 Jun 2019
Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery use, and, most importantly, woodshop safety. Students may purchase the toolbox for $6 after class or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser. The orientation is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.
Friday, 07 Jun 2019
Mugs Add a covert message at the bottom of a cup! Put it inside to discover when your coffee is gone, or outside to share with an office mate. Add your personal message from a sweet "I love you" to a clever note that "This may contain poison."
Monday, 10 Jun 2019
Learn basic stitches, including chain and double crochet, to make a chunky grey beanie perfect for long Iowa winters. Incorporate a "grit stitch" that makes a fun diagonal pattern so you will stay warm, but look cool. Leave class knowing how to read crochet patterns and with a new addiction to the yarn aisle.
Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019
Super-fans can replicate a sigil, write out a favorite quote, or perhaps make a Starbucks cup
Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019
Selfie Day! Iowa State University's Art on Campus Collection is a wonderful treasure. Let's take a day to celebrate our campus art by touring some of the most photogenic examples and say 'cheese'.
Have you ever wanted to make a pendant out of that beautiful found object or polished stone? Learn to plan your design, measure and prep prongs, solder with precision, and set your stone. This is a great soldering class for all skill levels. Bring a treasure or cabochon no larger than 1.5" long and ¼" thick to class with you.
Create the kind of world you want to see in this oil painting class ala Bob Ross. Follow the lead of Levi Chytki 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, 13 Jun 2019
Make a tall pub chair, perfect for a counter or cocktail table. The shaped seat, angled back, and foot rails make this seating option comfortable and look great. Make one in class from select pine and leave with the plans and know-how to make more on your own.
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. BYOU (Bring Your Own Ukulele)
Friday, 14 Jun 2019
From three-inch inch minis to a foot-tall "Ginormagnome," we've got a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your space.
Sunday, 16 Jun 2019
This 60-minute film showcasing the science and beauty of seeds, was produced by ISU Seed Science Center director Manjit Misra. It debuted in March at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
Monday, 17 Jun 2019
Make a set of 2 leather bracelets with Andrew Kingsbury from Decadence Jewelry. Basic techniques will include how to cut and attach snaps to make bracelets fit you perfectly. Add words or patterns using letter and design stamps to make each piece uniquely yours.
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019
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.
Alumni of the ISU Honors Comedy College course will perform in a show headlined by comedian and magician Tom Burgoon. Gavin Jerome, instructor of the 2-credit Honors seminar on the art and science of standup comedy, will host the event. Comedy college alumni Tyler Carlson, Michelle Parkison, Matt Jacobson and Jamie Steyer will open the show.
Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019
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
Thursday, 20 Jun 2019
Make something fun to add to your next dinner party that will keep your bottle of wine chilled and add to your décor. Use a basic hand-building technique in clay to create a vessel for your vino. We will fire and glaze it for pickup within a couple weeks. When you get home, just pre-chill it in the freezer before your guests arrive - the pottery holds the cold temperature, so no ice is necessary.
Friday, 21 Jun 2019
Paint pots for your succulents or use our handy tutorials to draw cacti and other plants on any bisque you choose. A variety of succulents will be available for purchase.
Saturday, 22 Jun 2019
Learn to create colorful beads by heating and shaping glass with a torch - yes, we get to work with fire! This fast-paced workshop will be packed with information about safety, equipment, and techniques for creating a variety of beads. Leave class with a stash of beads and the know-how to continue on your own. For very beginners or a great refresher for those who would like to brush up on their skills.
Monday, 24 Jun 2019
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.
Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019
Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Sometimes unexpected combinations of materials work together beautifully. Take the industrial look of cement and the refinement of gold leaf and create fabulous jewelry in this two-part class. The first evening will be spent casting cement, and the next will be for sanding, finishing, and adding jewelry components. Leave class with 2 pairs of stud earrings and two pendants.
Friday, 28 Jun 2019
Grab a friend!