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August 2022

Glass Paperweight Experiences for August

August 3 - August 31
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$60

Get a feel for the heat by getting close to the action. One of our instructors will assist you in making your very own paperweight. You will get to pick out the colors, help design and shape molten glass into a unique art piece. $60/person. Due at time of arrival. Want to bring a friend? Two may attend each available time-slot. Minimum age is 12. Hot Shops members receive 10% off this experience. Show your member card upon arrival. Find…

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Drawing from Life Exhibit

August 5 - August 29
Nicholas Street Gallery, 1301 Nicholas Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Free

Annual exhibit of the best works from 2021 and 2022's life drawing studio sessions. Various artists. Opening reception, August 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  

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SOLD OUT: Glass Weekend Workshop

August 13 - August 14
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$450

This workshop is for someone interested in pursuing glass blowing or a more hands-on experience. This two day session is Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn the art of hand-blown glass in this immersive two-day workshop Learn the basics of gathering, marvering, jacking and blocking Progress to making various glass vessels Learn decoration techniques and apply them to your work. Classes are limited to 4 people to give highly interactive, individual instruction. You will progress at your…

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Drawing from Life – Single Session

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hot Shops Event Space 101, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$15
Life Drawing

This supportive life drawing group will help you improve your drawing skills, meet fellow artists and have fun! Life drawing sessions are hosted by TG Ndoda and held on Tuesdays. Model starts with five, 2 min. warm-up poses, followed by one 10 min. pose and two 25 min. poses. We end with one 40-minute pose. Models alternate female to male weekly. We provide easels, tables and chairs. You bring your own drawing supplies. We recommend a hard backing for your…

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Sneaker Design Workshop

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hot Shops Studio 206, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$25

Bring in a pair of new or used sneakers to customize! We will provide all of the tools and materials you need to make your sneakers into a personal work of wearable art. The theme is 4th of July but you have the freedom to create what you want. We recommend canvas or leather shoes.  Instructor: Jennifer Young Register at My Creative Impulse >

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Drawing Lab – Single Session

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hot Shops Studio 206, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$15

Love to draw? Join us for Drawing Lab on Friday afternoons at the Hot Shops with teaching artist Josephine Langbehn. These labs are designated for self guided drawing time. You get to bring your ideas and questions, and we provide the space for you to explore your creativity and an instructor on hand to answer any questions. This session will be open to all levels of drawers. Sign up for all four labs or drop in. Come and draw with…

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SOLD OUT: Glass Workshop for Two

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$250

You and a friend get to spend two hours experiencing what it’s like to be a glass blower. Learn to gather the glass, blow a bubble and create your very own work of art. Hot Shops members receive $10 off this class. Workshop is $250/couple. Cancellations will receive a 50% refund. This session has sold out.    

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Pottery School for Kids

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hot Shops Pottery Studio 111, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$30

These Saturday sessions are for kids, ages 8-16, of all skill levels. We will explore clay’s main components, form, design and craftsmanship. Skills taught will include coil, slab, and as they progress, introduction to wheel-thrown pottery. The students will also learn surface decoration techniques, glazing, and firing finished work. Class sizes are limited to 6. A $2 processing fee will be charged for any cancellations. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will not be refunded. If your child is…

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Silver Stacking Rings

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hot Shops Studio 220, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$125

Join Angela Szelag in the studio for this one day stacking rings workshop. This is a beginning level introduction to silversmithing and the basics of soldering. No experience necessary. All materials are provided. Class size is a max of 8 students. For all classes minimum age requirement is 16. Workshops are non-refundable. *If you are affected by Covid or suspect that you may have it, please message or call Angela and we can make private arrangements to makeup your class once…

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SOLD OUT: Glass Workshop for Two

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$250

You and a friend get to spend two hours experiencing what it’s like to be a glass blower. Learn to gather the glass, blow a bubble and create your very own work of art. Hot Shops members receive $10 off this class. Workshop is $250/couple. Cancellations will receive a 50% refund. This session has sold out.    

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NOTE ABOUT SHOWS

DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Please refer to this page for updates as the event draws near. Artist receptions are often held the first Friday or Saturday of the month (your best bet is to come around 6-7 pm), unless otherwise noted. Galleries are often attended by a curator Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4pm, or by appointment at (402) 342-6452. Otherwise, shows can be viewed during normal business hours. When in doubt, contact us.