Louder Than a Bomb: Coach's Showcase
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Louder Than a Bomb: Coach's Showcase

  • Omaha Design Center

Check out the poets that lead "Louder Than A Bomb", the largest youth poetry competition in the midwest, in this event partnership with the Nebraska Writer's Collective.

Hounds of Louvre
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Hounds of Louvre

  • Omaha Design Center

Don't miss Omaha's first art show for dogs! An event in paw-tnership with the Nebraska Humane Society

Writing Your Work: Project Proposals
Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Writing Your Work: Project Proposals

  • Omaha Creative Institute

Learn how to draft the perfect written statements to support your work! This workshop is part seminar, part peer review led by our talented artist facilitators.

Filmmaking from Page to Screen with Tessa Wedberg & Jon Tvrdik
May
21
10:00 am10:00

Filmmaking from Page to Screen with Tessa Wedberg & Jon Tvrdik

  • Omaha Creative Institute

Filmmakers Jonathan Tvrdik and Tessa Wedberg will guide participants in collectively writing an original scene while demonstrating how to outline and script for the page.  Participants then will learn to board each shot, block the scene, and further explore the process of visual storytelling.

Styrofoam Printmaking with Courtney Kenny Porto
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Styrofoam Printmaking with Courtney Kenny Porto

  • Omaha Creative Institute

Come learn the fun and affordable process of printmaking with Styrofoam. Local artist Courtney Kenny Porto will teach the fundamental steps of printmaking for beginners.  Be prepared to get messy and make prints for unique gifts and décor.

Bring a photo or object to work from or use one provided.

Learn The Ukulele With Mark Gutierrez
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Learn The Ukulele With Mark Gutierrez

  • Omaha Creative Institute

You will learn chords and a few rhythms with the goal of playing and singing songs by the end of the workshop. Ukuleles will be provided, but let us know if you're bringing your own. No musical experience necessary.

LIMIT 15 participants unless you bring your own ukulele. 

Mixed Media Madness with Dori Settles
Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

Mixed Media Madness with Dori Settles

  • Smiling Turtle Art Spot

Learn to paint, create and let go in this fast-paced mixed media class where you’ll end up with a 12x12-finished piece that needs no framing.  You’ll explore innovative painting techniques and quick collage techniques. You’ll leave the thinking and stress at the door while you let your inner creative guide out to play.

Cold Wax/Oil Painting with Lori Elliott-Bartle
Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Cold Wax/Oil Painting with Lori Elliott-Bartle

  • Omaha Creative Institute

Explore color, pattern, texture and design. You’ll mix oil colors with softened beeswax to achieve depth and surface texture on high-quality archival paper. You’ll leave the session with the pieces you make and some insight into creativity. All you need to bring is your curiosity and openness to experimentation.

Writing Life Stories with Todd Robinson
Mar
19
10:00 am10:00

Writing Life Stories with Todd Robinson

  • Omaha Creative Institute

This class will introduce participants to the autobiographical genre known as creative nonfiction. Through a combination of short readings, discussion, and guided writing, attendees will learn the fundamental methods and meanings of creative nonfiction and begin several of their own autobiographical compositions.

Two-sided Image Making with Jaim Hackbart
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Two-sided Image Making with Jaim Hackbart

  • Omaha Creative Institute

Explore the possibilities of printing on both sides of paper simultaneously!  Participants will use stencils, carved relief blocks, paint and ink in order to create their own unique two-sided images.  Be prepared to get your hands dirty as you push the boundaries of traditional printmaking.

Photography 2.0 with Alicia Armentrout
Feb
20
10:00 am10:00

Photography 2.0 with Alicia Armentrout

  • Omaha Creative Institute

Learn how to capture a compelling image and make it even better through touch-up, resizing, special effects, etc. Using the photo editing tool Light Room, you will explore endless creative options for your images. Bring your digital camera.

Odes with Sarah McKinstry Brown
Feb
6
10:00 am10:00

Odes with Sarah McKinstry Brown

  • Omaha Creative Institute

Have you ever considered writing a poem that celebrates laziness or the smell of coffee? Or that waxes poetic about your favorite lipstick or the feel of a loved one’s skin?  In this workshop with an award-winning poet, you’ll experience the joy of writing an ode that honors and enlivens the people, places, objects, and feelings of our everyday lives.

Blacksmithing with Elmo Diaz
Jan
23
10:00 am10:00

Blacksmithing with Elmo Diaz

  • Blacksmith Shop Omaha

Learn how to hammer steel into a commonly used item. You'll leave the course with your own small project or gift. Wear cotton or simple non-synthetic fabrics and closed-toe shoes.

Lampwork Bead Making with Kathy Diaz
Jan
23
10:00 am10:00

Lampwork Bead Making with Kathy Diaz

  • Blacksmith Shop

Design and create your own unique glass beads through this unique medium. Use lamps to mold glass into colorful beads that are as versatile as they are beautiful.