Hours: Weekdays 10-6. Weekends 11-5.

Glassblowing Experiences and Workshops for April

Crystal Forge 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Schedule a Glassblowing Experience, or a Workshop for Two and get a feel for the heat by getting close to the action! Glassblowing Experience One of our instructors will assist you in making your very own unique piece of art. Select from a variety of options, such as paperweights, ornaments, flowers and more. You will […]

Learn to Sew – Youth – 3 week session

Hot Shops Studio 309 1301 Nicholas St., NE

A beginner sewing class for kids from ages 10 and up. Over three, two-hour sessions learn how to use a sewing machine, how to measure and cut fabric and sew a pillowcase. This class is perfect for all kids who want to learn how to use a sewing machine and make their first project. Included […]


SOLD OUT: Pottery: Beginning Throwing

Hot Shops Pottery Studio 111 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

4-Week Beginning Throwing with Dan Toberer beginning April 1. All firings, glazes, and 25lbs of clay are included. A beginning set of throwing tools are provided for the duration of the class.  You will need to bring an apron and old towel to use during class. In addition to class time, participants can schedule extra […]

Intro to Borosilicate Glass Torchwork

Crystal Forge 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Torchworking is a method of heating and shaping glass over a torch to create beads, paperweights, small sculptures, and more. In this two hour class, students will learn to work with the torch and melt glass into a small pendant. Instructors: Jon Bleicher or Tom Friedman All materials provided. Hot Shops members receive 10% off this […]

Drawing from Life – Single Session

Hot Shops Event Space 101 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

This supportive life drawing group will help you improve your drawing skills, meet fellow artists and have fun! This is not an instructed class. 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. […]


The Art of Sketching: Transform Your Doodles Into Art

Studio 308 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

This class is perfect for budding artists who are looking to explore their creativity and turn their doodles into vibrant characters. Through step-by-step instructions, you will learn about the fundamentals of drawing, such as perspective, angles and details, as well as how to add color and texture to your pieces. You will also gain an […]

Understanding Nebraska’s Mountain Lions

Hot Shops Event Space 101 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Nature photographer, Joe Giitter, and Nebraska Games and Parks Commission (NGPC) wildlife biologist, Sam Wilson will team up this informative presentation on mountain lions. Joe will share recent photographs and video of mountain lions in the wild and Sam will talk about NGPC efforts to manage mountain lions in Nebraska. This presentation is designed to […]

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Lampworking: Basic Beadmaking

Crystal Forge 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Start with beads as your introduction to the world of melting glass. Learn how to safely operate a torch, melt glass and create several beads. Plus simple decorating techniques. All materials and equipment are included. Your beads will be kiln annealed and available to pick up the next day at Crystal Forge. Instructor: Lori Skupa of […]

Youth Art Class (8-12)

Hot Shops Studio 206 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Youth Art Class (Ages 8-12) 6 weeks, Saturdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13th 9:30-10:30 a.m. $100 per student (all materials included) Instructor: Josephine Langbehn This class will allow students time to experience art, explore new ideas, and develop skills in several mediums of art. Each of the workshop sessions will apply basic principles […]


Candle Kitchen Workshop

Studio 219 1301 Nicholas St., Omaha, NE

Looking for something fun to do in Omaha? Join us for our Candle Kitchen Workshops from Telle & Resa Candle Co. You will pour and customize your own beautifully scented 10oz Soy Candle in this fun workshop located in studio 219 at Hot Shops Art Center. $40 Register >

More to come…

Future exhibits and shows are announced all the time.
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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.