Drawing for Beginners Wednesdays in May

Drawing for Beginners is a 4 week class that meets every Wednesday from 6-7:30pm in May. The first three classes you will learn the basics of shading, volume, composition,  pen/ink as well as color pencil techniques.  The last class we will draw from still life.  No experience necessary just a willingness to try.  May 2nd, 9, 16, 23rd.  6-7:30pm Ages 14-Adult welcome $80 per participant

Peace Pole Workshop Saturday April 21st 1-4pm

Create a Peace Pole for your garden or home.    A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the words, May Peace Prevail on Earth written in many different languages on each side of the pole.  Join us as we paint our own creative peace pole on Earth Day Saturday April 21st 1-4pm We will use acrylic paint and paint markers.  Easily installed in your garden.

$75 per project Ages 8-Adult

Family groups can work on one project together.

Time to Pulp It Up!!! Introduction to Papermaking for All Ages. Saturday May 5th

Time to Pulp It Up!  Introduction to Papermaking, is for all ages.  We will learn the basics of making recycled handmade paper by using old envelopes, magazines, letters, anything you can recycle.  First we will create papers of various colors then add lovely things like the niggly wiggly from a Hershey Kiss, flowers, ribbons, yarn, fortunes.  You can take the paper as is or turn it into a lovely card for the Mom, Grandma, or the mentor in your life.  Families welcome. Ages 3-96

$40 per person

Imaginarium Week-Blibbering Humdingers Welcome

Imaginarium Week-Blibbering Humdingers Welcome at Bare Knuckle Arts

Imaginarium Week is designed for the very imaginative child.  We will create our own made up board game with game pieces, cards, and directions.  Unicorns, Mermaids, Panadroo, Blibbering Humdinger's all welcome this week as we make them into puppets.  Moon Frog's and Phoenix's will be collaged into Salvador Dali type landscapes. Sure to be an energetic fun thinking adventure.  Monday July 30th-Friday August 3rd 1-3pm every day Ages 6-10 years old  $125 per participant

Summer Muscle Classes are Up on Website

Bare Knuckle Arts is offering some amazing summer of wonder opportunities for children of all ages.  STEAM/Art Week, Painting and Drawing Week, Sewing Week for Beginners, Design your Own Skateboard Deck, Family Fun Workshop about Rube Goldberg, and Family Fun week Building Automatons.  Both Family Fun opportunities are sure to sell out with people already registering.  Head to our Summer Muscle Class page or Shopping Cart to reserve your space now. 


Lapham Elementary Citizen Scientist Project

Bare Knuckle Arts has been working over at Lapham Elementary with their Citizen Scientist Project.  The whole school is studying the very important first citizen scientist of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham.  If you don't know who Increase A. Lapham is--these kids can tell you. 

Each student is working to create their own sketchbook to use as they observe nature, work in the Lapham garden, study weather and much more.  This week with much excitement and brilliant color we are creating paste paper covers for their books. 



Early Bird Special on Summer Classes at Bare Knuckle Arts

Early Bird Special on Summer Classes at Bare Knuckle Arts.  For a limited time we are running an early bird special on several of our summer class offerings.  Purchase before Feb. 1st and receive $10 dollars off these amazing summer classes. 

Painting, Painting, Painting June 18th-22nd 9am-11am Ages 10-12

Design Your Own Skateboard Deck June 18th-22nd 1-3pm Ages 8-16

Beginning Sewing Camp June 25th-29th 9am-11am Ages 8-10

Drawing and Painting for the Young Artist July 9-13th 1-3pm Ages 5-7

Bring your Bestie and Make a Wrap Bracelet Workshop Sunday March 18th 1-3:30pm

It's hard to make time in this busy age to just hang with friends.  Bring your bestie and create something cool.  Wrap Bracelet Workshop Sunday March 18th 1-3:30pm
Offering you the opportunity to create a beaded Wrap Bracelet for way less than what you could purchase one for.  Come create a little nugget of goodness to wrap around your wrist. Bring in your own beads or use some of ours. Great workshop to do with friends. 

$40 per participant

Free Workshops at Lakeview Library Jan to May, YEAH!!!!

Free Workshops at Lakeview Library on Tuesdays.

Join us once a month from 4pm-5pm at Lakeview Library.            2845 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Tuesday Jan. 30th Sewing Soft Sculpture Tacos

Tuesday Feb. 27th Upcycled Animals

Tuesday March 27th Design your own Board Game

Tuesday April 10th Treasure Maps

Tuesday May 22nd Robot Collages

Puppet It Up Class for Kids Beginning Jan. 22nd 3:45pm-5:30pm

Puppet It Up is an after-school class for children ages 9-12. Students learn about rod puppets and muppet puppets and the basic techniques that bring characters to life in this interactive workshop.  In this 6 week class, each will create a hand puppet, a rod puppet as well as their own muppet puppet. This class meets every Monday from 3:45pm-5:30pm beginning Monday Jan. 22nd, 29th, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26th.  Basic hand sewing skills needed.  This is not a drop in class, you must pre-register for the whole session.

$84 per participant Ages 9-12

Curved Needles? Bookbinding Next Sunday Dec. 17th 12:30-3pm

Pocket Coptic Workshop with Master Book binder, Professor Kerri Cushman from Longwood University.  Learn this ancient, elegant hardcover binding that originated in the Copt Monasteries of Ethiopia around the 4th century. This little pocket hand made gift is ideal for journals, drawing, quotes because the beautiful chain stitch lets the signatures lay completely open. Customize your own journal cover with a variety of paper options. Create one complete book and extra covers and thread to take home and make your own. No experience necessary.  Ages 12 to Adult welcome

$50 per participant

One of my all time favorite Robin Williams movies-Jumanji

One of my favorite all time Robin Williams movies, Jumanji has been made into a sequel with a whole new twist and an amazing cast of characters.  Very excited to see this new film!!! AND it's all based on a board game premise.

Have you got a creative kid who might be interested in designing their own board game? Join us for this class on winter break at Bare Knuckle Arts

Design your own Board Game Friday Dec. 29th 1-3pm Ages 6 to Adult welcome. $20 per game developer.

You want to burst at the seams small before you go large. Small Business Saturday at Bare Knuckle Arts.

If shopping after Thanksgiving is just a bit too much for you, there is still time join this small business on Saturday Nov. 25th to create a Needle Felted Landscape.  There are a few spots open. 

Come explore the medium of needle felting.

We will create a color rich landscape based on a photograph or your imagination using roving wool and a simple needle felting technique.   Creating small intimate color rich compositions we will then frame them in rustic wood frames created by Black Wood Works. Saturday Nov. 25th 1-3pm

Ages 10-Adult $65 per participant

I hate those dolls, they are so full of themselves! Yeah, but when you get to the core of the matter they are pretty solid!

I hate those dolls, they are so full of themselves!  Yeah, but when you get to the core of the matter they are pretty solid! 

Nesting Doll Workshop Saturday Dec. 9th 1-4pm

Nesting Doll(Matryoshka) Workshop Saturday Dec. 9th1-4pm
Join us for a Nesting Doll(Matryoshka).  Ever wanted your very own set?  Reserve your spot and create your own with paint and paint markers.   A Matryoshka doll also known as a Russian nesting doll refers to a set of wooden dolls that decrease in size and are placed one inside another. Paint your own set either as dolls, animals, superheros, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars, characters, even Santa Claus or whatever tickles your fancy. They are hard to resist-easy to display.  No experience necessary just an eagerness to learn.  We will use acrylic paint and paint markers.  $65 per participant Ages 6-Adult

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Still time to sign up for Tuesday Oil Pastels Class

Introduction to Painterly Oil Pastels

Let's get dirty, smudgy, and ripped with color in Introduction to Oil Pastels.  We will emphasize composition, work on developing technique as we try a more painterly approach to pastels.  No experience is necessary. This class is an opportunity to try out pastels and create small but rich painterly compositions.  Student grade pastels are provided but you can bring your own pastel sets if interested.  12 Year olds to Adults Welcome $80

Tuesday Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 6pm-8pm

OPEN Studio Days at Bare Knuckle Arts

OPEN Studios

Friday Dec. 8th 10am-Noon

Thursday Dec. 28th 1-3pm

Monday Jan. 15th 2018 1-3pm

Tuesday March 27th 2018 10am-Noon

Friday April 27th 2018 10am-Noon

Open Studio is a time for children to come in and use any of the art materials in the studio to create.  There is no set project.  Students can explore and determine their own making experience.  Ages 3-12 welcome Adult guidance is recommended for 5 and under. 

$20 per participant