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Classes & Events at the Workspace

Posted on 03/15/2017 at 02:30 PM by Ethan Carney

The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union has a number of classes and events through the end of March.

Glass Beads Intensive Workshop - Rhonda Scott

Learn to create colorful glass beads by heating and shaping glass with a torch – yes, we get to work with fire! This fast-paced workshop will be packed with information about safety, set-up/equipment, and techniques for creating a variety of beads. Leave class with a stash of beads and the know-how to continue on your own. For very beginners or a great refresher for those who would like to brush up on their skills.

Saturday, March 25 from 10am-4pm

ISU $45/Public $55

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Resin Jewelry Class - Terrie Hoefer

Capture ideas, inspiration, and memories with resin. We will have papers and fabric, but feel free to bring other items to class which could include thin or small objects, photos or special papers. Discover ways to create color and texture and leave class with 5 pendants.

Mondays beginning March 27, 6-8:30pm for 2 weeks

ISU $37/Public $47

Open to age 16+

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Screen Printing Class - Reed Siems

Learn an inexpensive way to create custom t-shirts. Using your own design, learn to make a screen with the photographic emulsion method.

Mondays beginning March 27, 7-9pm for 4 weeks

ISU $62/Public $72

Open to age 16+

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Woodshop Orientation - John Burright

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery usage, and, most importantly, woodshop safety. Students may purchase the toolbox for $6 after class or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser.

Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30-8pm

ISU $12/Public $22

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Enameled Earrings Class - Rhonda Scott

Enameling uses heat to fuse powdered glass to metal and creates a fabulous splash of color. We'll learn two techniques (stenciling and sgraffito) to make two very different, very fun pairs of earrings.

Thursdays beginning March 30, 6-8pm for 2 weeks

ISU $45/Public $55

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Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

We will show you the basics of painting your piece, and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up. This technique is sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint. The popped bubbles show up become more vibrant during the kiln firing and make interesting patterns on the finished pieces.

Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.

Drop in Friday, March 31 from 4-8pm

The Workspace is a community art studio.  Classes are open to anyone over the age of 16 to develop and refine their creative skills.  Paint Your Own Pottery, walk-in events and open houses are open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.

Register for classes online at A full schedule of classes can be found at  Find the Workspace at 2229 Lincoln Way on the ISU campus in Ames.  For more information call 515.294.0970 or e-mail


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