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July 2022

Glass Paperweight Experiences for July

July 1 - July 29
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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Art in the Park: Glassblowing

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gene Leahy Mall, 1302 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Celebrate the grand re-opening of Gene Leahy Mall with us! Matthew Shrader will be demonstrating glassblowing from 9 a.m. - noon at the park.  Glassblowing is one of the four fiery disciplines that the Hot Shops Art Center derives its name from. At this demonstration, you will be in awe as you experience the visual beauty and multitude of information surrounding the lost art of glassblowing. More details on the exact location will be posted soon. The Riverfront >

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Pottery School for Kids

July 2 @ 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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“For Lovers Only”, uncovered objects by Lionel Leon Cutliff Sr.

July 5 - July 31
Nicholas Street Gallery, 1301 Nicholas Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Lionel Cutliff Sr.’s home in Omaha, Nebraska before demolition in 2021. Photo credit: Dawaune Lamont Hayes Assembled by Molly Toberer and Dawaune Lamont Hayes Closing reception Sunday, July 31, from 12-3 p.m. A home can tell many stories. Not only of the neighborhood, but particularly of those who lived there. From the garden fence line to the doorbell, every piece holds a meaning that demarks the passing of time and living of life. A World War II veteran and a…

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Glass Workshop for Two

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$225

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 $225/couple. 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book this class. Register >    

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Glass Workshop for Two

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$225

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 $225/couple. 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book this class. Register >    

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Fire Painted Copper Earrings

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hot Shops Studio 220, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$55
Copper Earrings

Join Angela Szelag for a fun afternoon and make these form folded copper earrings. The best part is painting them pretty colors with fire! Earring length is 1.5" but can be shortened if you prefer shorter earrings. This is a fun beginner level class. Class size is a maximum 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 do not attend the…

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Glass Workshop for Two

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crystal Forge, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$225

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 $225/couple. 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book this class. Register >    

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Intermediate Level – Black Onyx Earrings Class

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hot Shops Studio 220, 1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$225

Join us on Monday evenings for this intermediate level silversmithing class. This is a FOUR week session from July 11th - August 1st with a make up class on August 8th if needed. THERE IS A PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS! You must have completed at least one of the 4 week beginning silversmith classes. If you sign up and have not take the class prior, your money will be refunded. If you have taken a class elsewhere, please message me…

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Pottery School for Kids

July 16 @ 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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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.