calandra cooper


I’m a multi-disciplinary creative and lifelong- learner who enjoy the challenges and thrills of learning new skills, in particular those that are old and lost. As the owner of Center Studio 518, I do my own thing, including supporting other creatives in pursuit of providing their own independent creative experiences to the public at Center Studio 518. If you’re interested, as an independent, please visit: ArtShare.

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Beginning Weaving: Tapestry

Beginning Weaving: Tapestry

Chalk Pastels: I am abstract

During this instructor guided class, participants will make a self-motivated abstract using chalk pastels and ink.

Anyone can do it. Absolutely no experience required or needed,

Beverages and snacks provided.

Available Dates:

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm

All supplies included, including beverages and light snacks.

Wear clothing you don’t mind getting chalk pastels on.

As this is a service-all sales are final. There are no refunds.

Draw it!

If labels mattered and I HAD to call my work something, I’d call it contemporary. It and I are in the here and now:  modern, abstract and free-flowing; wearing black and in full color. I say black because I love wearing the color black and enjoy incorporating the color into my pastel work.

But, that could change.   

 For me, during the process of making I never want to be constrained or overly artistically structured. Creativity shouldn’t be so rigid. I never have a real plan for anything because that would never work for me.  I could never follow those types of instructions-mostly because I don’t want to and secondly because I’m too busy “doing” and “letting go” in order to create. That’s not to say I don’t understand necessary artist rules.  I just don’t bind myself to guidelines. I’m not afraid of drawing outside of the lines. Otherwise, I’d become bored, possibly frustrated and definitely uninspired.”-Calandra Cooper

Beginners Tapestry Loom Weaving Class

Experience weaving on a wooden frame loom as we explore the variety of colors, designs, and textures of this popular fiber art.

In this 4-hour class, you’ll learn how to warp a loom, weave simple shapes and lines, learn basic stitches, explore color, pattern and texture and create a woven modern wall hanging that will add some instant charm to your space. 

Location: Center Studio 518 located inside Omaha’s Center Mall.

Feb. 2019 classes have ended.

Skill Level: Suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. No experience necessary. 

All supplies included.

Fashion Draping on the Form: Basic Draping Workshop

Fashion Draping on the Form: Basic Draping Workshop


There are two main techniques used to create garments – flat pattern making and draping. Fashion draping is a playful approach to creating garments by shaping fabric directly onto the dress form. 

Through the process of draping you visualize your designs in a more immediate way, controlling the material and shape closely in order to achieve the desired effect. 

Skill Level: Suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. No sewing or draping experience necessary.

March 16, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:30pm.


Would you like to learn how to create spontaneous acrylic art?

In this class, you’re pouring acrylic paints creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that take on lives of their own—creating pieces that are uniquely yours.   No two pieces are ever alike.  

Your unique results will fascinate and delight you! 

All supplies included needed to make 2 paintings.

Location: Center Studio 518, 1941 S. 42 St., Suite 518, Omaha, NE. (located inside Omaha’s Center Mall.) Free surface parking. Security. Handicap accessible.

Please note: Paint pouring classes/workshops may be taught by various artist/creatives

Pour Paint!
Calandra Cooper

Calandra Cooper


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Copyright 2018. Calandra Cooper. All rights reserved.Thank you for respecting the work of others.