Upcoming Events for Art

Maker Mocktails: Pumpkin Candles with Reiman Cocktail

Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Are you crafty? Do you like to sip fun drinks? Well come to Reiman Gardens to enjoy Maker Mocktails! This October, learn how to make a non-alcoholic special Reiman Cocktail with Reiman Gardens’ staff in this after hours program and then take the recipe home so you can make it a true cocktail with your own alcohol. Then we will wrap up the night by creating a REAL pumpkin candle!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, October 17.

$20 Members
$30 General Public
$15 ISU Students & RG Volunteers

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Floral Design: Spooky Arrangements

Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Use seasonal flowers cut fresh from the Gardens in a spooky Halloween-inspired tabletop arrangement. This month’s design features a low container with floral foam, and a few festive surprises.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, October 16.

$48 Members
$60 General Public
$40.80 ISU Students

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Microwave-Dyed Silk Scarf Workshop

Friday, October 7, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Create your very own one-of-a-kind silk scarf with artist and educator Sara Merritt. Learn super simple dyeing techniques using citric acid and powder acid dyes to create your own scarf in this fun hands-on workshop. We will then steam-set the color in the microwave, and you’ll go home with a finished work of wearable art!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, October 5. Limited spots available.

$24 Members, ISU Students
$32 General Public

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Maker Mocktails: Twine Pumpkins with Peach Melba Cooler

Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Are you a crafty person? Do you like to sip fun and fruity drinks? Well come to Reiman Gardens to enjoy Maker Mocktails! This September, learn how to make a non-alcoholic Peach Melba Cooler with Reiman Gardens’ staff in this after hours program and then take the recipe home so you can make it a true cocktail with your own alcohol. Then we will wrap up the night by twisting up some twine pumpkins, the best way to welcome in fall!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, September 19.

$20 Members
$30 General Public
$15 ISU Students & RG Volunteers

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Youth Day Camp: Growing Artists

Monday, September 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Campers will visit different areas of the Gardens, participate in STEM experiments, and interact with nature through hands-on lessons, art activities, and crafts. Designed for students in grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10).

Adults will drop off youth for this program. Campers must bring a lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Preregistration with prepayment required by Thursday, September 15.

$40 Member, ISU Student Youth
$53 General Public Youth

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DROP IN: Make Handmade Paper!

Monday, August 29, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Turn trash into paper with this hands-on workshop! First, start by shredding and blending recycled papers to create pulp. Then learn how to strain and press it to make fresh, clean sheets of handmade paper you can take home. Paper and pulp will be provided, but you may bring additional (non-glossy) paper to add to our pulp.

Drop in when you can, but give yourself at least 30 minutes for this activity and be sure to wear an apron or dress for the mess!

$15 on top of Admission (fees collected in the Classroom)

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Floral Design: Two Tussie Mussies

Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Purposefully arrange seasonal flowers and herbs cut fresh from the Gardens in a tapered vase or cup. You’ll create two of these smaller bundles, historically given to friends or lovers and imbued with meaning.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, August 14.

$48 Members
$60 General Public
$40.80 ISU Students

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Maker Mocktails: Glass Bottle Flower Vases with Lemon Balm Watermelon Mixer

This program has been cancelled.
Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Are you a crafty person? Do you like to sip fun and fruity drinks? Well come to Reiman Gardens to enjoy Maker Mocktails! This July, learn how to make a non-alcoholic Lemon Balm Watermelon Mixer with Reiman Gardens’ staff in this after hours program and then take the recipe home so you can make it a true cocktail with your own alcohol. Then we will wrap up the night by designing and painting some flower vases made from recycled glass bottles!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Monday, July 18.

$30 Members
$40 General Public
$25 ISU Students

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Floral Design: Fiery Fresh-Cut Flowers

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Use summer flowers and greenery cut fresh from the Gardens to create a brightly colored vase arrangement to reflect Iowa’s wild heat.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Sunday, July 17.

$48 Members
$60 General Public
$40.80 ISU Students

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DROP IN: Recycled Materials: DIY Propagation Station

Sorry, this program has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for a later date (TBD).
Friday, June 24, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Stop by the classroom at Reiman Gardens to turn junk into treasure. Recycling is not just about sorting trash; it is also about finding new ways to re-use something that can still be useful. In this drop-in class, learn how to make your very own propagation station (to make new plants from cuttings) out of recycled glass bottles.

All materials provided. Drop in when you can, but give yourself about 30 minutes for this activity. Open to ages 12+.

$10 on top of admission (fees collected in the Classroom)

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