Monday, 01 Jul 2019
Deb Schoelkoph, a records analyst in the Office of Admissions, is retiring.
Mike Stecker, program coordinator in the department of residence, is retiring.
Tuesday, 02 Jul 2019
Join us weekly on Tuesdays as our kids' horticulture program covers diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens.
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.
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.
Thursday, 11 Jul 2019
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.
"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.
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!
A free outdoor yoga event open to all members of the Ames community, hosted by recreation services.
Friday, 12 Jul 2019
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
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
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.
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.