Acrylic Paint Class
The Workspace in Ames at the ISU Memorial Union is offering a six-week acrylic painting class, starting Thursday, Feb. 23, and continuing for five more Thursdays, with the exception of March 16. Learn basic color theory, as well as painting from both life and photographs. The class, taught by Kyle Renell, will be for both beginners and for those who want to expand their skills. Class will be held from 7-9 p.m. It’s $77 for those with ISU; $87 for the general public.
Bee Hotel Walk-In Craft at the Workspace
Did you know there are over 200 species of bees in Iowa? “Solitary bees” live on their own, not in colonies with a queen, like honey bees. Building a “bee hotel” to place in your yard is a great way to support your flora, and provided space for bees to thrive. The Workspace is partnering with the ISU Entomology Club to make these luxury homes for our buzzing friends on Saturday, Feb. 25. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to construct and paint your bee hotel for $12.
Bees pollinate most of our flowering plants and are invaluable to our ecosystem. Members of the Entomology Club will be available to answer all of your bee questions, and give you tips on how to get your new bee resort set up at home.
Find the Workspace at 2229 Lincoln Way on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail visit www.workspace.mu.iastate.edu.
See some creative upcycling at the “Green it Yourself” Centers, including The Workspace booth. Learn and practice sustainable living skills from campus and community experts in upcycling, wellness in nutrition and green cleaning. Chronicle your Live Green! contributions and commitments, and leave a pledge toward a greener, more sustainable world in 2017 on the Wall of Cardinal, Gold and Green. Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5-8 p.m. in the Great Hall, Memorial Union, ISU.