The Co-op Studios have re-opened with improved equipment, new studio offerings, more workshops and extended hours!
The Co-Op is comprised of communal studios outfitted with equipment which the majority of our city’s artists previously had no access to. Artists in the greater Omaha area can now access this equipment by becoming Co-Op members. The funds raised through membership fees are put right back into the studios, helping us maintain the equipment and purchase supplies. Artists wishing to learn how to expand their creative practice will have an opportunity to attend regularly scheduled artist-led workshops that will provide an overview of how to use the equipment in the studios.
Co-Op Studio Hours:
Tuesday // 2-10 pm
Wednesday // 2-10 pm
Thursday // 2-10 pm
Friday // noon-5 pm
Saturday // noon-5 pm
Sunday // noon-5 pm
Workshops are FREE for Co-Op Members, $10–$20 for the public (supply fees will be listed as they apply). View and sign up for workshops in our event calendar.
Please stay tuned for updates and feel free to email our Co-op Manager at email@example.com with any questions or to be added to our email newsletter.
The ceramic studio equipped with six pottery wheels, one gas kiln, one electric kiln, glaze spray booth, a large work table, and a variety of tools. Works made in the studio are regularly fired by our staff, as needed. There are storage shelves for works in progress and works that are ready for firing.
Our print shop houses an American French Tool relief - Intaglio floor press and table top press, 18"x24" etching tank. We also have equipment for screen printing, including multiple printing tables, a large exposure unit, flash dryer and a spray booth with a power washer. The shop is fully ventilated and contains a 30”x48” print drying rack.
Our photo studio and darkroom is equipped with three black and white enlargers, a color enlarger, a Jobo color processor and developer, a film drying cabinet and other assorted equipment needed to develop and print photographs from film.
The fabric arts studio is equipped with three Janome Heavy Duty sewing machines, a Juki serger, two 32" looms, large work/cutting table and a tackable wall for pattern layout.
The digital design lab is equipped with four iMacs each loaded with the full Adobe Suite, a Epson large format scanner and a Epson large format printer.
The Co-Op’s wood shop is equipped with a table saw, chop saw and various hand and power tools.
Please Note // members wishing to use the saws must meet with our Co-Op Manager to prove that you understand the correct way to use the saws in a safe manner. We will gladly assist members without knowledge of this equipment in cutting wood for their projects.
If you have questions regarding The Co-Op or any of our equipment, please reach out to Joey Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a non-profit interested in using our space for a workshop or program, please contact Paige Reitz at email@example.com.