The Haney Studio is located in the new Makerhood District of Downtown Omaha, and after 15 years just down the street at Hot Shops, the Midco building became our new home in the Summer of 2017. The Makerhood is an innovative, flourishing area that includes Bench, Hot Shops Art Center and the Mastercraft building. We are excited to participate in the development of this area dedicated to both fine art and craft.
At the Hot Shops studio, we had a cozy space where we printed on our moderately sized Whelan 23”x 47” Press. In 2016, we had the opportunity to purchase a rather special press and we just couldn’t pass it up. Over months of discussions and juggling logistics we became the proud owners of an Electric Takach Etching Press, currently known as the ‘Big Boy’ because of it’s massive body measuring 48”x 96”. It was delivered and put into storage until we managed to find a larger studio, which happily turned out to be Midco. Our new (to us) Takach press was purchased from the van Straaten family and we are honored to have a piece of William van Straaten history as part of our studio. Van Straaten owned a successful printmaking workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and his Riverhouse Editions worked with national and international artists beginning in the mid 1980’s; our hope is to continue their legacy.
The Haney Studio offers etching and relief print workshops throughout the year. Sessions typically run for six weeks with occasional weekend pop up classes. We use ferric chloride and copper with techniques such as line etch and aquatint. The relief printmaking workshop starts with a small basic black and white print then we focus on a three-color reduction woodcut. We also hold biannual open houses in the spring and winter that are free to the public. The building has free parking and the studio is wheelchair assessable. Please subscribe to our newsletter on the Contact page to receive information about upcoming workshops and events.