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Oct 20

Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

Learn or review the basics of pointed-pen calligraphy!

Oct 23

Fall Family Photography Mini Sessions in Des Moines

Fall is a beautiful time to get outdoors for photos with your family!

Oct 23

Live Drawing Session

The Blok DSM is hosting live drawing and sculpting sessions. Join us for up to 16 sessions with a live model, artists of all backgrounds welcome. Space is limited! We have seating for 8 artists per session.

Oct 30

Art Class Ages 9-17

One hour Saturday art class for students age 9-17

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.