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May 26

Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

Come learn or review the basics of pointed-pen calligraphy!

Jun 03


Linocut, Letterpress, Screenprinting, and more! This First Friday Mainframe is celebrating all things printmaking with FRESH OFF THE PRESS.

Jun 12

Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Join local illustrator and educator, Claire Sedovic to create your own set of hand-watercolored botanical stationary in this two-hour workshop.

Jun 13

Kids Storyteller Camp

Join local illustrator and educator, Claire Sedovic to craft your own picture book!

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!


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.