OZO What?

Robotics for kids, Bare Knuckle Arts is very excited to offer this summer coding and robotic opportunity for children this summer.  Ozobot Summer Club---Ozobots are pocket sized robots.  In this summer camp children will learn what an Ozobot is, they will learn how to code an Ozobot, they will learn about lines, create codes, mazes, costumes, and collaborate with others as they program their Ozobots.  Big benefit---every student will at the end of camp get to take home their very own Ozobot.   Ages 6-12 $165 per participant but Ozobot and charger included

August 6-10th 1-3pm every day

Looking for a Few More to Join us in the Peace Pole Workshop Saturday April 21st.

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.

Solstice Saturday Family Yoga/Art Workshop with Jessica Becker

This is Jessica Becker and we are so excited to have her teaching a Solstice Saturday Family Yoga/Art Workshop.  June 23rd, please join us at Bare Knuckle Arts and here is a bit more about our friend.


Jessica’s mother introduced her to yoga with a video over twenty years ago. She didn’t think too much about it, but knew it felt good, and found herself practicing every day. Now a mother of two young children, she still practices daily. Yoga has served her through the changes and challenges of life, helping her heal from a spinal injury and evolve into her role as a mother. She has learned from many great teachers, including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji), and received 200-hour Alignment Yoga Teacher Certification with Scott Anderson in 2003. Her studies in the past two years have been with Amie Heeter in the Para Yoga tradition. She is grounded, patient, and genuinely committed to the inherent wisdom and brilliance of the practice. Her classes include laughter and exploration within a dependable framework that encourages students to release anxieties and competitiveness. Jessica teaches Mother/ Daughter Yoga Course classes regularly at Main Street Yoga.

Solstice Saturday Family Yoga/Art Workshop June 23rd 10am-12pm

 

Summer Class Recently Added: OZOBOT Summer Camp!!!

Ozobot Summer Camp August 6th-10th

Ozobots are pocket sized robots.  In this summer camp children will learn what an Ozobot is, they will learn how to code an Ozobot, they will learn about lines, create codes, mazes, costumes, and collaborate with others as they program their Ozobots.  Every student will at the end of camp get to take home their very own Ozobot.   Ages 6-12 $165 per participant but Ozobot and charger included August 6-10th 1-3pm every day

Junkyard Portraits at Adams Elementary in Janesville WI.

Adams Elementary in Janesville, WI hosted Bare Knuckle Arts in a 2 week artist residency this March 2018.  Students created a collaborative art project with STEAM emphasis.  Each student worked to develop their skills as they were using new tools.  The residency began by introducing the artists Dr. Evermore, El Anatsui, and Shinque Smith.  Artists from around the world that use upcycled materials to create art.  Students were very engaged in arts exploration as they thought deeply about what happens to the plastic we produce, the metal we use or can re-use and the best way to re-create with unusual materials.  Led by Amy Mietzel and Adams Art Educator Mandy Zdrale they did some creative thinking and problem solving as well as learning how to use tools.  It was a super positive experience for all involved.  Click here for more great photos of their work. 

Float Like a Butterfly Over the Waves and into the Studio this Summer!

Float Like a Butterfly Over the Waves and into the Bare Knuckle Arts Studio this Summer.

Family Fun week is an opportunity for family members or friends to create side by side in the studio.  It is two for the price of one which is an amazing deal.  Summer 2018 we are offering Make your own Automaton class.  We will learn about gears and mechanisms.  We will work with cranks, shafts, and cams in wood and cardboard to create our own simple machine.  1-3pm every day from July 23rd-July 27th

$150 for two people Ages 7 to Adult

Bullet Journals are the New Mindfulness Inspired Method-They Begin with Blank Pages and Transform into the Perfect Planner. Join us for a BUJO Workshop

Make Your Own Bullet Journal Workshop

Bullet journaling, or BuJo as it is commonly called, is all the rage right now. If you like to stay organized, without having multiple notebooks, post-its, lists, planners, then a bullet journal is perfect for you. In this workshop, we will start from scratch, create paste paper covers, bind a journal and then begin to set up layouts and spreads.  Colored pens, collaged images, washi tape will help us create a mighty mash-up of a running to-do list, a planner, or a life log. The best part is that bullet journaling can be used to make you feel productive for doing virtually anything, no matter how important—or unimportant—it might seem to other people. It is made for people who like old-fashioned paper and pens.  Sunday May 20th 1-4pm

$50 per participant  Ages 12-Adult Welcome

Summer Planning Under Way?

Bare Knuckle Arts has received lots of questions recently about Summer of 2018 classes.  Check our some of our awesome summer opportunities on our current Summer Muscle page. From STEM activities, to sewing, drawing, painting, Rube Goldberg machine building, to family fun week with an awesome 2 for the price of 1 deal--there is something there for everyone. Reserve your spot now.  Come Hustle your Art Muscle with us!

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