Design Youth Programs


The College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, offers two workshops—Explore Design! and Design Innovation—for middle and high school students entering sixth grade through recent (spring 2015) graduates.

Explore Design! is offered on the Iowa State campus in Ames and will travel to multiple other locations statewide. Design Innovation will be held at Iowa State in Ames.

Explore Design!
Tuesday, June 2 – Harlan
Wednesday, June 3 – Sidney
Saturday, June 6 – Ottumwa
Tuesday, June 16 – Okoboji
Thursday, June 18 – Postville
Monday, June 29, 2015 – Ames
Wednesday, July 8 – Perry
Tuesday, July 14 – Marion

This one-day workshop will explore identity, pattern, scupture and product design using graffiti and typography as precedents. You will work with a wide variety of materials and techniques. Fee: $15. All snacks, lunch and materials are provided.

Design Innovation
Wednesday-Friday, June 10-12, 2015 – Ames

Moving from photograph to drawing to volumetric form in this two-and-one-half-day workshop, you will discover how one image can inspire an evolution of designs. Using the principles of design, you will work with a variety of materials and techniques, including photography, drawing, collage and assemblage, to establish a narrative. Fee: $75. All snacks, meals, materials and local transportation are provided.

Instructors: Jennifer Drinkwater, Bev Krumm, Patience Lueth and Paula Streeter

Register online via the links from the workshop dates above. Special accommodations are available upon request for dietary or accessibility needs.