The Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union in Ames has fun crafts for all ages heading into spring.


April Craft of the Month – Painted Flower Pots


Simple, fun and in season, terra cotta pots are an easy surface to paint on. Choose from small pots to start an herb garden to medium containers for indoor plants and larger pieces for outdoor flowers. Drop in during open hours. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. $6-$12, depending on the size of pot you choose.


Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Unicorns vs Dinosaurs


Friday, April 6, 4-8 p.m.


Incorporate a terrestrial vertebrate or mythical creature into your design or paint one of our figurines. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend, plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop in, but give yourself an hour. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.


Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Gnome Gnight


Friday, April 13, 4-8 p.m.


From three-inch inch minis to a foot-tall “Ginormagnome,” we’ve got a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your indoor or outdoor space. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop in but give yourself an hour. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.


Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Hello Spring!


Friday, April 20, 4-8 p.m.


Decorate a pot for growing herbs, a vase for fresh-cut flowers, or embrace the season with bunnies and chicks. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop in but give yourself an hour. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.


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.


A full schedule of spring events can be found at www.workspace.mu.isatate.edu. Find the Workspace at 2229 Lincoln Way on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information, call 515.294.0970 or e-mail workspace@iastate.edu.