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Omaha Makerhood District

Omaha Makerhood District Community Development in Action

The Arts and Trades District is an active, vibrant, unique “Makerhood” where arts, crafts and trades are nurtured, celebrated and supported by a walkable network of public spaces connecting a healthy mix of residential, industrial, commercial and public activities. The District will develop under a unique set of design requirements intended to promote and maintain a high quality of urban design and character of place. Thematically, the District will embody the ideas of exploration, discovery, distribution and the interaction between two things as a metaphor for making. The maker and the made will not only be demonstrated by artists, crafts people and retailers but also by buildings and the creative spaces between them.
 

17/AP Spring Classes

Vintage Couture Apron
Everyone loves an apron! And, just because their purpose is simple, that doesn’t mean they can’t be as beautiful as they are useful. What makes couture so special is the emphasis on hand-stitching and the personal care put into the details and finishing—perfect for a charming apron! Join us in making a vintage apron, featuring hand-stitching, patch pockets, hand-sewn buttons and a faced hem. True vintage buttons included as well as trying out a vintage sewing machine. Basic sewing skills are required. Bring a $5 supply fee, two yards of all cotton fabric, thread and your sewing machine. Contact the instructor at callie@sewvintagecouture.com regarding the availability of a loaner machine. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. The instructor is Calandra Cooper. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood Distrist, 1141 N. 11th St.
SEWI-407N-80   SA   10:00A-02:00P   05/06-05/06   $43


17/JU Summer Teen Classes

Creating Fabulously Fun Fabric
Textile arts are hot; so get your creativity on! In this hands-on workshop, participants have an opportunity to hand dye cotton using both natural and synthetic dyes to create their own personalized fabric. Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list. Bring a sack lunch. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
TEEN-236N-80   W   10:00A-01:30P   06/14-06/14   $45  Ages 12-14
TEEN-236N-81   W   10:00A-01:30P   06/28-06/28   $45  Ages 15-17
 
Drawing Fashion Sketches
Create a fashion mood board and receive an overview on basic fashion illustration/sketching; while water coloring, inking and more! No artistic skills required other than a desire to have fun! Supplies included. Bring two or three of your favorite fashion throw-away magazines and a sack lunch. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
TEEN-237N-80   TH   10:00A-01:30P   06/15-06/15   $65  Ages 12-14
TEEN-237N-81   TH   10:00A-01:30P   06/29-06/29   $65  Ages 15-17
 
Hand Sewing
It’s said, “the best of everything is the cheapest in the end,” so before your thread gets on the spool, begin with the basics of hand sewing. In this hands-on workshop, participants learn how to wax thread, use a thimble, stitch an array of useful, beautiful hand, hemming and seaming stitches commonly used in couture sewing. Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list. Hand sewing only. No sewing machines allowed. Bring a sack lunch. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
TEEN-235N-80   W   10:00A-01:30P   06/07-06/07   $45  Ages 12-14
TEEN-235N-81   W   10:00A-01:30P   06/21-06/21   $45  Ages 15-17
 
Vintage Designing
Discover an array of common couture techniques and practices while making a muslin of a basic shirt using a true vintage commercial pattern; then construct the muslin in its final fabric. Experience using professional dress forms as fit models. Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list. Bring a sack lunch. Basic sewing skills required. (two sessions)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
TEEN-238N-80   WTH   10:00A-01:30P   07/12-07/13   $90  Ages 12-14
TEEN-238N-81   WTH   10:00A-01:30P   07/19-07/20   $90  Ages 15-17
 

17/JU Summer Classes

From Fabric to Paper: Draping Basics               
The first step to designing clothes for yourself and others is making patterns.  This class is all about draping! Learn how to drape (on a dress form) a complete basic, including truing and creating the paper pattern from start to finish.  Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list and bring a $5 supply fee. The instructor is Calandra Cooper. This design is only finished in muslin, not fabric. No sewing skills required. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. (two weeks)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274392   SEWI-406N-80   SA   10:00A-02:00P   06/24-07/01   $58
 
NEW! From Fabric to Paper: Draping the Pencil Skirt 
Prerequisite: From Fabric to Paper: Draping Basics
Wiggle while you walk! Couture designer, Christian Dior, set the world abuzz in 1954 when he introduced the pencil skirt from his H-Line collection. Since then, the pencil skirt has become a closet staple with its hemline raising or lowering depending on the trends of the day and season. Mockup a pencil skirt and make a paper pattern from your draping. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. No sewing skills required. Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list and bring a $5 supply fee. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274816   SEWI-421N-80   SA   10:00A-02:00P   07/29-07/29   $49
 
NEW! From Fabric to Paper: Draping the Princess Dress 
Prerequisite: From Fabric to Paper: Draping Basics
Discover how to drape a classic princess dress on a professional dress form. Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list and bring a $5 supply fee. No sewing skills required. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274395   SEWI-422N-80   SA   10:00A-02:00P  07/15-07/15   $49
 
NEW! From Fabric to Paper: Draping the Sheath    
Prerequisite: From Fabric to Paper: Draping Basics.
Discover how to drape a classic sheath dress on a professional dress form. Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list and bring a $5 supply fee. No sewing skills required. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274815   SEWI-423N-80   SA   10:00A-02:00P   06/10-06/10   $49
 
NEW! From Fabric to Paper: Sleeves & Collars   
Pre-Requisite: From Fabric to Paper: Draping Basics
Continue your draping and pattern-making journey by expanding on what you've learned in basic draping by adding sleeves and a collar. Go to mccneb.edu/ce for a supply list and bring a $5 supply fee. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. (two weeks)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274393   SEWI-420N-80   SA   10:00A-02:00P   08/05-08/12   $64
 
NEW! Mother Nature’s Lost Color   
From the beginning of time, everything that was dyed, was dyed naturally. Natural dyes are the root of all modern color. This knowledge is fading away, but not if we can help it. Explore two natural fabric dying processes, bundle dyeing and Hapa-zome, by creating your own color and pattern on natural textiles with different assortments of colorful fresh flowers and leaves. Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy. Go to mcceneb.edu for the supply list. Please bring a sack lunch and water. (one session)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274492   HOMI-404N-80   SA   10:00A-02:00P   07/08-07/08   $36
 
NEW! Negative Watercolor   
Watercolor has been considered a fine art since 500 A.D. We'd like to carry on this tradition. Try this relaxing process that will give you the chance to experiment and learn techniques of negative painting while making a great finished painting.  Use color and shape to create a pleasing abstract.  Choose a subject you would like to paint and use this new found skills to finish a second painting.  Bring a $20 supply fee. (three weeks)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274304   ARTC-458N-80   W   02:00P-04:00P   07/12-07/26   $44
 
Upholstery 101*
Furniture re-upholstery is a dying art in the Omaha area and there is a great need for a new generation of people to learn this craft. This class is designed for those who have a cherished piece of furniture they would like to preserve as well as those who want to start a new career or hobby. Learn the basic techniques and tricks of the trade. Bring in a small, simple piece of furniture to the first class and we will discuss fabric choices and yardage needed to begin your project. Please bring scissors, a wire cutter and $15 to purchase a specialty staple puller at the first class. (seven weeks)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
273921   SEWI-408N-80   SA   09:00A-12:00P   07/15-08/26   $200
 
Upholstery, Advanced*
Prerequisite: Upholstery 101
Continue to pursue your interest in upholstery and strengthen your skills. Use what you learn for your own personal use or to start a business. Students will be invited to bring along their own item of furniture to restore and refurbish, as well as fabric of their own choice to recover their furniture with their own style. Please bring scissors, a wire cutter and a staple puller to the first class. (seven weeks)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
273922   SEWI-409N-80   SA    01:00P-04:00P   07/15-08/26   $200
 
NEW! Weaving & Embellishing   
Weaving is known as one of the oldest surviving crafts in the world. Join us to explore this relaxing skill by creating a strap bracelet or bookmark. Learn the technique of weaving on a loom and bring your creativity to add beads and embellishments. Bring an $8 supply fee. (two weeks)
North Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St.
274300   ARTC-457N-80   TH   06:00P-07:30P   07/06-07/13   $30
 

Check out these pictures of the district and previous classes!


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