Jan. 26

Jan. 26, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC courses bring vibrancy to New North Makerhood District


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Continuing Education programming will welcome noncredit classes new and old to Omaha’s New North Makerhood District in the coming weeks. The courses will teach individuals the ‘lost arts’ of sewing, fabric dyeing, quilting, crafting and other talents fallen by the wayside. Each course is taught in the North Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St. 


A new course, Fabric Dyeing: Rust Dyeing and Natural Inks, will explore the area where science and art meet. Students will learn how to dye naturally while making a dyed piece of fabric. The course will be offered Saturday, March 10, 2-6 p.m. 


Another new course, Weaving 101, is designed for the beginner. Students will discover historical weaving origins and include a small project of a table runner or wall hanging. Weaving 101 will be available beginning Saturday, Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m. and will run each following Saturday through March 24. 


Other courses in upholstery, sand casting, draping and sewing are also available. 


The New North Makerhood District in Omaha’s North Downtown is an active Makerhood where arts, crafts and trades are nurtured, celebrated and supported by a walkable network of public spaces connecting a mix of residential, industrial and commercial and public activities. MCC’s noncredit courses embodies the spirit of the area and encourages individuals to explore the ‘lost arts.’


For more information on MCC’s noncredit courses, call 531-MCC-5231 or visit 




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.