Sunday, 11 Jun 2023
Join curator Adrienne Gennett to explore the many stories that art can tell as she tours the exhibition "Telling Tales: Exploring Narrative Art in the Permanent Collection."
This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. Classes meet every Sunday and drop-ins are welcome. Purchase a dance punch card and attend as often as your schedule allows. Open to ages 18+.
Monday, 12 Jun 2023
Once upon a time, when the world moved at a slower pace, it was easier to observe the beauty in nature and the joy in single-tasking. Find your cottagecore vibe while painting a trio of small wooden mushrooms that can be attached to a wood slice with a little moss. Enjoy the process of creating and bringing the outdoors in when displaying your trio of toadstools.
Browse through our stash of patterned papers, maps, sheet music, and comic books for images or designs you like and turn them into a set of 4 handy fridge magnets.
June 12-17 Incorporate a terrestrial vertebrate into your design or paint a dinosaur figurine. RAWR!
Mondays beginning June 12, 6:30 - 8:30 PM for 5 weeks. Draw with watercolors in this new class focused on animals and plants!
Tuesday, 13 Jun 2023
Help the kiddos learn to garden by taking over a space at Reiman Gardens!
Wednesday, 14 Jun 2023
Join Lynette Pohlman, director and chief curator, to explore "Breaking the Barriers" a site-specific public work of art by artist Ivan Toth Depeña. The tour will examine behind-the-scenes glimpses in commissioning this heroic-scale sculpture for Iowa State.
Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a key rack and shelf. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery use and, most importantly, woodshop safety. Students may purchase the key rack for $10 after class, or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser. The orientation is required to use the woodshop on your own.
Making polymer clay earrings is a snap with the right tricks and tools, and it's lots of fun! There are boundless design ideas like abstract shapes, rainbows, houseplants, pets, and spring flowers, plus the opportunity to experiment with color combinations. Sterling silver wires and/or studs will be provided for up to 4 pairs, and extra are available for purchase that evening.
Thursday, 15 Jun 2023
Join us outdoors weekly for our popular Early Childhood Development program featuring stories followed by nature exploration and activities. Best for children ages 2-5 with an adult.
Use palette knives and frosting-like textured paint mediums to create the modern 3D floral paintings you've seen all over Instagram. The process of mixing the medium and applying it to your canvas is almost meditative, so this beginner class will be a great stress reliever! You will leave with two post-worthy paintings and the skills to continue making more at home.
Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
Stop and smell the roses during Reiman Gardens' annual Rose Show. Enjoy a stroll through our extensive rose collections before viewing the Iowa Rose Society's annual juried show featuring the best roses in the state. After morning judging, visitors will have the opportunity to see a huge variety of award-winning cut roses differing in form, color and scent.