Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019
Reiman Gardens is open all day on July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the fireworks display which is across the street from the Gardens. The Young Professionals of Ames, the City of Ames and Iowa State University is excited to present the fireworks.
Thursday, 04 Jul 2019
University offices are closed and classes are recessed.
Join us for this summertime favorite! Every week, hear books read aloud and join in an activity or craft. Best for children up to eight accompanied by an adult.
Monday, 08 Jul 2019
Participants (ages 8-10) learn about engineering, creativity, and teamwork through fun, engaging, hands-on activities using LEGO. A second session is offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration required.
New this year, join 4-H staff at Reiman Gardens for hands-on lessons created through this international youth gardening program.
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.
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
The Graduate College and the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) are hosting a free boot camp to guide you through the final formatting of your thesis or dissertation.
Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids' horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.
Have you always wanted a fire ring or pit in your yard, but are unsure whether to build, buy, or where to place it?
Choose a bowl, plate, or mug and add your own #!*$ words.
6-week program beginning Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join Creative Department artist Yvonne Brune for a 6-week watercolor course exploring the surrounding beauty of the Gardens.
Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019
This program includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.
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.
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.