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Photography
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Black & White Digital Photography

A four-week program on Mondays beginning May 1, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding on your ability to see form, shape and texture as a photographer. Professional photographer Mark Stoltenberg will help you to look at the world in a whole new way as you further explore the tools, techniques, and identify the best subject matter to create black and white digital images. Your DSLR camera may allow you to shoot directly to B&W, but the process of learning to convert your color digital image into B&W, with the use of software, is key to this course.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Beginner photography or instructor permission is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, April 26.

$76 Members
$95 General Public
$64.60 ISU Students

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Photography
Macro Photography 3: Water

A four-week program on Tuesdays beginning May 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Take your close-up photography to the next level by incorporating water in compositions into your shots with this four-week course with expert photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg. Mark will take you through the steps to set up and capture sharp images like a strawberry dropped in water, marbled “smoke” effects, and water droplets.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. MACRO 1 is the prerequisite for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, April 26.

$76 Members
$95 General Public
$64.60 ISU Students

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Photography
Beginner Photography

A four-week program on Wednesdays beginning May 3, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject & "tips and tricks". Each class is broken into 3 parts: classroom discussion, hands-on practice taking pictures by the students and review of the images taken.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera & sturdy tripod. This class is the prerequisite for many other photography classes offered at Reiman Gardens. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Wednesday, April 26. Register early – this class fills up fast!

$76 Members
$95 General Public
$64.60 ISU Students

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Gardening & Insects
2017 Bag-O-Bulbs Sale

Saturday, May 13, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or until bulbs run out

Love the massed tulip displays at Reiman Gardens? Want some of that beauty? You can purchase Reiman Gardens’ tulip bulbs to replant in your own yard! Not only will you get lots of bulbs at a great discount, but you’ll also have a part of Reiman Gardens’ splendor.

BAGS WILL BE PRE-FILLED. CASH OR CHECK ONLY. Cost is $10 per bag. Bulbs will be mixed; specific varieties cannot be segregated. Gardens cannot guarantee a bulb’s success.

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Events
2017 Plant Sale Extravaganza

Reiman Gardens’ members only sale on Friday, May 12, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Opens to the public on Saturday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Plant Sale Extravaganza will be held in Reiman Gardens’ parking lot rain or shine.

Plant Sale Extravaganza supports the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology Graduate Student Organization, the Graduate Student Horticulture Society, the ISU Horticulture Club, Reiman Gardens, and the Story County Master Gardener Association.

As a member perk, Reiman Gardens’ members can purchase plants before the public on Friday, May 12th.

Many local organizations have come together to offer a huge selection of plants. Organizations include the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology Graduate Student Organization, the Graduate Student Horticulture Society, the ISU Horticulture Club, Reiman Gardens, and the Story County Master Gardener Association. All plant purchases directly benefit each group’s programming.

Plants for sale include perennials for sun and shade, herbs and vegetables, Iowa natives, woody plants including trees, shrubs and Buck roses, container annuals and hanging baskets. New plant additions for 2017 include the hosta of the year, heirloom tomatoes, and milkweed.

Typically Mother’s Day weekend is the first frost free weekend in central Iowa for planting, so bring mom and stock up on gems for your home garden.

While shopping, make a stop at the information booth to get your questions answered by a plant expert. Credit card, check, and cash will all be accepted as payment.

No registration required.

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2017 Spring Fling Weekend

Friday – Sunday, May 12 to 14

Celebrate spring and early season color in the Gardens. There’s plenty to do during Spring Fling weekend at Reiman Gardens.

While here, take in the  sculpture exhibit, Washed Ashore, and the  display in the Hughes Conservatory.

Free for members and ISU students
The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

No registration required.

 

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2017 Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms are admitted free of charge.

No registration required.

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Events
2017 Plant Sale Extravaganza

Reiman Gardens’ members only sale on Friday, May 12, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Opens to the public on Saturday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Plant Sale Extravaganza will be held in Reiman Gardens’ parking lot rain or shine.

Plant Sale Extravaganza supports the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology Graduate Student Organization, the Graduate Student Horticulture Society, the ISU Horticulture Club, Reiman Gardens, and the Story County Master Gardener Association.

As a member perk, Reiman Gardens’ members can purchase plants before the public on Friday, May 12th.

Many local organizations have come together to offer a huge selection of plants. Organizations include the Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology Graduate Student Organization, the Graduate Student Horticulture Society, the ISU Horticulture Club, Reiman Gardens, and the Story County Master Gardener Association. All plant purchases directly benefit each group’s programming.

Plants for sale include perennials for sun and shade, herbs and vegetables, Iowa natives, woody plants including trees, shrubs and Buck roses, container annuals and hanging baskets. New plant additions for 2017 include the hosta of the year, heirloom tomatoes, and milkweed.

Typically Mother’s Day weekend is the first frost free weekend in central Iowa for planting, so bring mom and stock up on gems for your home garden.

While shopping, make a stop at the information booth to get your questions answered by a plant expert. Credit card, check, and cash will all be accepted as payment.

No registration required.

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Events
2017 Spring Fling Weekend

Friday – Sunday, May 12 to 14

Celebrate spring and early season color in the Gardens. There’s plenty to do during Spring Fling weekend at Reiman Gardens.

While here, take in the  sculpture exhibit, Washed Ashore, and the  display in the Hughes Conservatory.

Free for members and ISU students
The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

No registration required.

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Art
Wet Felting!

2-week program on Sundays, May 14 & 21, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Make a fiber landscape wall hanging from wool roving, with fiber artist and instructor, Betty Chamness Trost. This extraordinary art form involves building up flat layers of colorful wool, and adding various yarn scraps, open weave fabric, or other embellishments, all before wetting the entire piece and letting it sit for a week to flatten and shrink. Return to give the work some final touches, and leave with a gorgeous nature-inspired landscape painting made from natural fibers. All materials provided. Preregistration with payment is required by Friday, May 5.

$44 Members
$55 General Public
$37.40 ISU Students

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