Calandra Cooper & Creatives

calandra cooper


I’m a multi-disciplinary creative and maker. I’m also a lifelong learner and 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 develop and teach classes, workshops and run steer the ship towards providing the most fun, accessible, and high quality creative educational experiences possible. I also support other creatives and independents by providing workspace, hosting venues and marketing support in pursuit of providing their own independent creative experiences. If you’re interested, as an independent, please visit: ArtShare.

Beginning Weaving: Tapestry

Beginning Weaving: Tapestry

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 hangingthat will add some instant charm to your space. 

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

Date & Time: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 or February 17, 2019

Time: 11am-3pm or 6pm-10pm

Class duration: 4.0 hours

Cost: $55

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. 

Dates:  Saturday, Feb. 23-March 23, 2019 (5 Saturdays)

Time: 1pm-4pm

Cost: $130.00

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


Short on time, on a budget or interested in shorter Fashion Draping Workshops? This workshop is broken down into distinct components you can enroll in the full workshop or for specific components. Choices are made during checkout.

For more detailed information on available pattern making (drape, flat, draft) visit the INFO page.

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Calandra Cooper

Calandra Cooper

Katazome:  the art of Indigo stencil resist

During this hands-on workshop, participants engage in the art of katazome, a Japanese method of dyeing fabrics using a resist paste applied through stencils called Katagami, was originally used to primarily print on kimono fabrics during the late eighth century. 

Dyers will make a special resist and simple stencils (or use what’s available); then create their own beautiful art pieces to take home.  

Dates:  Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019

Time: 1pm-5pm

Cost: $55

Skill Level: Suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty; preferably a body apron and/or an old T-shirt.


Japanese Blue Indigo Series

Part of the Blue Indigo Series, these workshops explore the natural dye, indigo, as it relates to Japan, its art and culture.

Sign up for the series at a discount.


You may also enroll for individual classes within the Blue Indigo Series:

Indigo & Sumi

Indigo & Suminagashi

Indigo & Furoshiki

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