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Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019

Inclusive Classroom Workshop

Jul 10, 2019

1:10 PM - 4:00 PM

2030 Morrill Hall

free

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Diversity Training, development

This program includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment.

Silver Flora Pendant

Jul 10, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $45 Public $55 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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.

Happy Outdoor Painting Workshop

Jul 10, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

Exhibit: Home and Infrastructure Resilience in San Juan

Jul 11, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Exhibition of design proposals for resilient housing and decentralized infrastructure in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by students in the interdisciplinary summer Urban Design Global Studio. Students will be available to discuss their work. The show will continue through July 20 with students on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Kids' Story Time

Jul 11, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

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.

Nature at Noon

Jul 11, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$4.50-$9

Reiman Gardens Meetings, receptions

"Science Communication Spotlight: From Nanomedicines to Plant Ecology." Hear from two Reiman Gardens' Science Communication Fellows from Iowa State, Adam Mullis and Andrew Kaul, as they present their very different research and discuss creating hands-on activities for the public.

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Jul 11, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering, create a watercolor background, and then choose a word to hand-letter over the background you create. You'll leave with a framed 5x7 artwork , a black dual-tip Tombow brush pen, and practice sheets to continue working on your hand-lettering skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Yoga in the Yard

Jul 11, 2019

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Campanile south lawn

free

Recreation Services Meetings, receptions

A free outdoor yoga event open to all members of the Ames community, hosted by recreation services.

Hand Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Jul 11, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $10 Public $20 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering, create a watercolor background, and then choose a word to hand-letter over the background you create. You'll leave with a framed 5x7 artwork , a black dual-tip Tombow brush pen, and practice sheets to continue working on your hand-lettering skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Friday, 12 Jul 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color Inside the Lines

Jul 12, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Just like a coloring book, these pieces have line drawings ready for filling in and they are super-cute! Llamas, sloths, unicorns and more on mugs and plates.

Sunday, 14 Jul 2019

Garden Art Fair

Jul 14, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens is proud to host their annual Garden Art Fair. Come enjoy the work of nearly 60 new and returning artists who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature inspired art featuring jewelry, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass, home décor, photography, sculpture, fabric arts, and more.

Monday, 15 Jul 2019

Explore FIRST LEGO League Jr Camp

Jul 15, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

College of Engineering

$20

College of Engineering Conferences

Participants (ages 6-8) 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.

Junior Master Gardener Program with 4-H

Jul 15, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

New this year, join 4-H staff at Reiman Gardens for hands-on lessons created through this international youth gardening program.

Intermediate Glass Beads Workshop

Jul 15, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $27 Public $37 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Who needs Bill Nye, the Science Guy? Experiment with different Effetre glasses that cause color reactions to take your beads to the next level. You will also learn how to create a reduction flame and play with the effects. Supply fee includes glass for class time only, and propane/MAPP is available for purchase if needed.

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

Plant Pals

Jul 16, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids' horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.

Walk-in Craft: Fired Ink Art

Jul 16, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire. We will seal the design and slip it into an 8 x 10 frame for an instant masterpiece!

Floral Design: Shabby to Chic: Repurposed Containers

Jul 16, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Bring your own container from home to repurpose into a floral vessel.

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

Farewell reception: Keith Robinder

Jul 17, 2019

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

free

Dean of Students Office Meetings, receptions

Join the Dean of Students Office to say farewell to Dr. Keith Robinder. After nearly a decade of service to the Dean of Students Office and Iowa State University, Keith is off on a new adventure as the Campus Vice President of Student Affairs at St. Louis Community College- Meramec Campus on August 5, 2019.

Behind the Scenes: Dancing Chimes

Jul 17, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens

Join Education Manager Sara Merritt to hear the history behind Reiman Gardens' permanent outdoor toy, the Dancing Chimes (even learn the patterns to play real songs!)

Sewing Lessons

Jul 17, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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