Create Some Needle Felted Ornaments to Remember the Ones You Love. Black Dog, Red Frisbee.

Earthy tones, warm appeal, rugged character, NEVER lose those Keys again!

Unique Leather Key Fob Workshop with Peg Larabell Sunday Nov. 18th 1-3:30pm
Learn basic leather-working techniques in this introductory workshop. Visiting crafter, Peg Larabell will teach us how to cut, stitch, punch, burnish and rivet leather. Choose from three colors of thick bridle leather and multiple types of hardware to create your unique fob. Ages 12 -Adult are welcome.
Sunday November 18th 1-3:30pm

Baisc Soap Making with a Not so Basic Maker. Meet Laura Daly from Madison Soap Company.

Join Laura Daly from the Madison Soap Company in this soap making workshop. We will learn the basics of cold-process soap making, create 32 ounces of soap ($45 retail value) to take home with you to cure, and felt one bar of Madison Soap Company soap to create a natural but decorative wash cloth to add to your collection.

Soap making is a whole lot of chemistry, but also a lot of creativity. Some fun things you may want to bring with you to add to your soap mixture may include finely ground coffee, powdered clay, tea leaves, flower petals. For the top of your soap, you could bring fun things like a small pine cone, a favorite lego piece, a bouncy ball, some scrabble letters, or anything else small that would look incredible sticking out of your soap!

Saturday Dec. 1st from 1-4pm $70 per participant Ages 15-Adult

Bring your own long rubber gloves but all other supplies provided.

Open Studio Painting for Adults begins Sept. 20th 6:30-8:30

Open Studio Painting at Bare Knuckle Arts offers the opportunity to learn about acrylics or watercolors and various techniques.  Paint what you are most interested in.  You will have hands-on studio time as well as short lectures to help you develop your hidden talents. Student grade acrylics or watercolors and canvas provided but you can bring your own paints or we can offer recommendations.  6:30-8:30pm Thursday's $20 per session or $120 for full 6 weeks. Sept. 20, 27th, Oct. 4th, No Class Oct. 11th, Oct. 18th, Oct, 25th

Three Great Classes for Kids this Fall-it's Time to Hustle that Art Muscle!

After-School Art Mondays for Elementary Children After-School Art meets on the following Mondays from 2:15pm-3:30pm. An excellent hands on class for your elementary aged child from 6- 11 years old. This session begins Sept. 17th Birds

Sewing Club for Kids Mondays 4-5:30pm  Sewing Club is a hands-on club where students learn how to hand sew as well as sew simple things on a sewing machine.  This is a continuing class for students who have learned the machine basics.  We will sew a draw-string bag as well as a simple small quilt.  Beginning experience on a machine is suggested. This is not a drop in class, you must pre-register or let us know you are attending by email.  Begins Monday Sept. 17th

Tuesdays After-School Art Class is a new class at Bare Knuckle Arts for children 9-14 years old. Every session offers a different project ranging from drawing, painting to sculpture. This class is for the child that has a genuine love of making. The projects are a bit more advanced. It meets every Tuesday from 4-5:15pm

Tuesday Sept. 18

After-School Art Begins September 17th with Birds Birds!!!

After School Art Mondays begins September 17th with Birds, Birds. Reserve your spot now because it is the place to be.

After-School Art meets on the following Mondays from 2:15pm-3:30pm. An excellent hands on class for your elementary aged child from 6- 11 years old.

Sept. 17th Birds

Sept.24th Ice cream Sundae drawings with pastels

Oct. 1st Ships in Bottles

Oct. 8th Picasso Faces

Oct. 15th Felted Soap and Felted Geodes

Oct. 22nd Hand Sewing Monsters

Oct. 29th Day of the Dead project

Nov. 5th Night and Day Painting

This is a very popular class, you can purchase the whole session or you can purchase a punch card to use on the classes you can attend. Always best to send an email to bareknucklearts@gmail.com to let us know if attending.

Wander the Back Roads of Wisconsin and You'll Start to Notice

What's a Barn Quilt? A larger piece of wood painted to look like a quilt block. Typically they are very large and usually are placed on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or shed. They were originally created to honor mothers, quilters, and the tradition of quilting in different heritages.

Painted on a smooth board-the barn quilt usually only highlights one quilt block. Wander the back roads of Wisconsin, take that country winding road and you will see one, two, and notice the amazing barn quilts thru the state.

Our barn quilts will be the size of 20 inch by 20 inch. Most barn quilts are painted with simple geometric shapes, like squares, rectangles and triangles. They usually are painted in solid colors. The simplicity in shape and the vibrancy of solid colors make these blocks easily seen from afar AND it makes they easy to create. Don’t have a barn? A screen porch will do. No Experience is necessary for this workshop. All materials provided-you just need to get it home in your car. Saturday Sept. 29th 9am-2pm Bring or get some lunch. $65 dollars per board

 

A New Class on Tuesdays this September for the 9-14 Year Old in Your Home!

Imaginarium Week for the Imaginative! Need a few more Creative Spirits to add to our Fun!

Paint a Barn Quilt, Don't have a barn...that's okay.

Paint a barn quilt is a one day workshop where we will paint a geometric barn quilt.  If you don't have a barn that's okay.  You can put it on your screen porch, garage or even right beside your front door.  

What's a Barn Quilt? A larger piece of wood painted to look like a quilt block. Typically they are very large and usually are placed on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or shed. Barn Quilts began in the early 2000's in Ohio and now many states have Barn Quilt Trails you can follow, including Shawano County in Wisconsin. Our barn quilts will be the size of 20 inch by 20 inch. Most barn quilts are painted with simple geometric shapes, like squares, rectangles and triangles. They usually are painted in solid colors. The simplicity in shape and the vibrancy of solid colors make these blocks easily seen from afar AND it makes they easy to create, Painter's Tape Baby!! No Experience is necessary for this workshop. All materials provided-you just need to get it home in your car. Saturday Sept. 29th 9am-2pm Bring or get some lunch.  $65 per person

Calling All 5 to 7 Year Olds that Love to Paint and Draw!!!

Lapham Citizen Scientists

Lapham Citizen Scientists are hard at work this week.  Learning about artists that study nature through observation and then creating what they see.  Looking at shells, feathers, turtle shells as well as heading into the garden as the weather allows.  Lapham Citizen Scientists is an on going project at Lapham Elementary that began Jan. 2018 with students in all grades. Students learned about the schools name sake Increase A. Lapham.  They learned about how instrumental he was in mapping Wisconsin, identifying weather patterns, observing, writing, and drawing all the native flora, fauna, and wildlife of Wisconsin.  Then based on Lapham's own journals and sketchbooks each student created their own paste paper book.

Summer is Almost Here-Check out some of the Classes At Bare Knuckle Arts.

STEAM Art/Science Camp is Monday June 25th -Friday June 29th 1-3pm everyday.  Science, technology, engineering, art, math all rolled into one.  Using straws, duct tape, glue, pipe cleaners, sticks, dowels, duct tape and more we will create a variety of things. Catapults, rubber band powered mini-boats, compasses for drawing large circles, and much more.  Ages 7-11 $125 per participant

Drawing and Painting for the Young Artist  A week long of just that: drawing and painting.  We will draw with pencil, oil pastels, pen, and ink.  Painting with tempera, watercolor, acrylic.  All done on paper, canvas, canvas board.  Great imaginations need apply!!! Ages 5-7 please come draw and paint with us.  July 9th-13th Monday to Friday 1-3pm  $125 per participant

Family Fun Week Making Automata July 23rd-26th

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, cams in wood and cardboard to create our own simple machine.  1-3pm daily from July 23rd-26th $150 for two people Ages 7-Adult Note: this is a 4 day class only

Imaginarium Week-Blibbering Humdingers Welcome

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

Ozobot Summer Camp

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

Carved Stamps and Exploring Henna

Our friend Sudha brought back these lovely hand carved stamps from India.  India is a beautiful  country that not many of us get to experience.  It is brimming full of culture, many groups of people with many different beliefs.  Come experience only one small part of India and explore the tradition of Henna on hands at Bare Knuckle Arts. 

Exploring Henna  Sunday June 24th 1-3pm Learn about the 5,000-year-old cultural practice of Henna tattooing! The art of applying henna to the hands and feet is known as Mehndi, and is traditionally used for celebrations and rites of passage.  We will practice on paper, come up with a design and apply it with a Henna cone to our hands and arms.  The design can last up to 6 weeks but will eventually disappear.

$25 per particpant 10 years to Adult Welcome