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

Cartoon and Graphic Novel Class now offered on Mondays beginning in November.

Cartoon and Graphic Novel class is Mondays in November till December.  It is a great class for kids who just love to draw.  Students will  develop their own unique personal style in cartooning, learn about storyboards and try drawing with pencil, ink, pens, and paint markers.  We will look at a variety of graphic novels and talk about art vocabulary unique to cartooning and graphic novels.  Begins Monday Nov. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Dec. 4th, 11th, 18th 3:45-5:30pm

Ages 9-12 Welcome $84 per session or you can buy a punch card as well.

I Love, Love, Love, Oil Pastels.

I love oil pastels.  They are messy, oily, juicy, crayons that are a really great medium to work with.  It's dirty and you have to use elbow grease with layer upon layer to make them look awesome but the more you work at it the richer it looks.

Tuesdays in November, 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.  15 Year olds to Adults Welcome

Introduction to Oil Pastels Tuesday Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 6pm-8pm

Art Supply Swap is this Sept 23rd Saturday from 10am-2pm

Area artists, teachers, students, crafters basically anyone-are invited to bring in their surplus beads, brushes, canvas, crafting tools, embroidery floss, fabric, glue, lace, markers, paint, paper, glass, pencils, ribbon, rick-rack, roving, thread, wire, fabric, yarn to trade with other creative individuals. All items must be in useable condition. You can bring them with you the day of the swap or drop them off ahead of time to Amy at Bare Knuckle Arts or Megan at Megan’s Custom Framing.
If you have nothing to swap but want to shop there is a donation of $5 the day of.

Location: Parking Lot located off Russell St. behind Bare Knuckle Arts and Megan’s Custom Framing 1949 Winnebago St.

Painterly Oil Pastels Class

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

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

"A Dirty Little Secret About Painting"

You know, art majors in college are not suppose to get B's.  They are suppose to be great at art, all art, especially painting.  My dirty little secret, I got all A's in my art classes except painting class with Olympia Ogilieve.  I deserved and received a "B".  I really despised painting fake flower paintings.  My philosophy now is try and try again.  Keep on doing-so join us for Open Studio Acrylic Painting offers the opportunity to learn about acrylics 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 and canvas provided but you can bring your own paints or we can offer recommendations. Sept. 14th, Sept. 21, Sept 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19 6:30-8:30

Ages 12-Adult $120 per participant

The Secret: It is Super Easy, Super Fun!!!

Silk Scarf Marbling-Sunday Oct. 15th 1-4pm Silky smooth to the touch, marvelous ripples of color, join us and learn to marble paper and then create 3 silk scarves for yourself or gifts for someone you love. No experience necessary just a willingness to experiment.

Ages 8-Adult Welcome $65 per participant