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Jan 29

Art Class Ages 9-17

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

Feb 04

FIRST FRIDAY / Black Love

Join us for an exciting First Friday Open Studio Night when we'll be celebrating Black History Month and a new sculpture. The line up is magnificent.

Feb 05

Art Class Ages 9-17

Students choose what they want to create in this one hour art class with certified art educator, Jess Quinn. They start by choosing the medium, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, markers, or mixed media. Next they decide their subject, landscape, abstract, animals, people etc. All materials as well as guidance and instruction are given during the class. Class held in studio #407

Feb 05

Adult Art Class

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house and be creative. This is it! Bring a project you need to finish or use my supplies to start a new one. This is a great opportunity to get input and make art with other creatives. Are you a beginner? This class is for you too! I will help guide you in making an artwork you can be proud of. Taught by Jess Quinn, a certified art educator and artist; classes held in studio #407

Transforming Central Iowa’s Art Scene

By creating a financially self-sustaining economic and cultural driver, serving as a national model that stands the test of time. Once fully complete, Mainframe Studios will be one of the largest affordable workspaces for artists in the country.

Explore Artists

People confuse custom with expensive. It can be formal gowns, but also your favorite pair of sweat pants that are ruined because you wore then every single day for years. Custom really means making whatever you want!

GRETCHEN BOHLINGGRETCHENBOHLING.COM

My best stuff comes when I stop thinking about it. I don’t look outside for inspiration. My new designs, with the patterns, I want to get a rep to get it to the proper places. Its all unique stuff, I haven’t’ seen this anywhere before.

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