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

PR! Fabulous, Strong, Vivid!

My favorite and only reality TV show has begun a new season again.  Project Runway. Fashion designers square off to create one-of-a-kind runway looks in an extremely short amount of time with limited materials.  Their creations are fashion words, Fabulous, Strong, Vivid!  If you have a little fashion designer at home and they need to start to hone their skills-Bare Knuckle Arts is offering a Beginning Sewing Class starting Sept. 18th.  

Sewing Club Mondays from 3:45-5:30

Sewing Club is a hands-on club where students learn how to hand sew as well as sew simple things on a sewing machine.  The club begins with introduction to the sewing machine, how to sew safely, and practice before actually beginning with fabric.  We will also learn to hand sew buttons and re-purposed fabric into small birds or animals or people.  They will create a small messenger bag on a sewing machine. As well as some other small sewing projects such as a pillow making and key chains.

All equipment, basic fabrics and materials will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring in their own materials for experimentation and repurposing. No experience necessary — this class is designed for beginning makers.  Mondays from 3:45-5:30pm Monday Sept. 18th, Monday September 25th, Monday October 2nd, Monday Oct. 9th, Monday Oct. 16th, Monday Oct. 23rd.  You must pre-register for this class.  There are a limited number of space.

$72 per participant Ages 9-13

 

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Deny, Deny, Deny all you want but SCHOOL is about to begin!

You can deny, deny, deny all you want but school is about to begin.  Reserve your child's spot now in After-School Art Mondays.

After-School meets on the following Mondays from 2:15 pm-3:30pm. A great class for your elementary aged child. Presentation of art, techniques, materials but open ended project options, so that students can take each project as far as they would like to go.  

Begins Sept. Monday Sept. 18th

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.

Mon Sept. 18      Shoe Drawing
Mon Sept. 25     Upcycle This Sculpture
Mon Oct. 2nd     DIY Fidget Spinners
Mon Oct. 9th      Blue Plates
Mon Oct. 16th     Magnified Art Drawings
Mon Oct. 23rd    Make your own Rubber band powered mini boat                                             $72 for this session from Sept. to October

Mon Oct. 30th     No Class This Monday

Nov-Dec. 2017
Mon. Nov. 6th      Soft Sculpture Tacos-Sewing
Mon. Nov. 13th     Dinosaur Fossil Day-Plaster Gauze Sculpture
Mon. Nov. 20th    Painting Like Monet
Mon. Nov. 27th    Mixed Media Giants
Mon. Dec. 4         Funky Self-Portraits
Mon Dec. 11th      Sculptures with an old book
Mon. Dec 18th     Wire Sculpture Push Toys
$84 for a full session

You can purchase a full session or individual classes are $12 each or you can buy a punch card to use on the classes you like.  Pre-register or send us an email that you are coming!

Fluid Acrylic Painting is ALL the Rage!

This is going to be a great experience in abstract fluid acrylic painting.  Plan ahead and save your spot now.

Go with the Flow, Fluid Acrylic Painting Workshop Sunday Oct. 22nd 1-3pm with Bob from Ellandart also known as the master of fluid acrylic painting.  Learn how to mix fluid acrylics, experience the techniques of pouring, and emerging cells.  Create 3 different poured, pure abstract individual pieces. 

Ages 12-Adult Welcome $45 per participant

Home School Art Tuesdays begins Sept. 19th

Home School Art Tuesdays

Home School Art meets on the following Tuesdays beginning in September.  A great class for your home schooled child.  Presentation of art, techniques, materials but open ended project options, so that students can take each project as far as they would like to go.   Ages 6-14 years of age welcome 10am-11am

Tuesday Sept. 19th Shoe Drawing

Tuesday Sept. 26th Upcycle This!

Tuesday Oct. 3rd DIY Fidget Spinners

Tuesday Oct. 10th Blue Plate Painting

Tuesday Oct. 17th Magnified Drawing

Tuesday Oct. 24th Make your own rubber band powered Mini Boat

Sign up for a whole six week session or individual classes are $12 each or you can buy a punch card to use on the classes you like.  Pre-register or send us an email that you are coming!

 

 

 

 

After-School Art Mondays begins Sept. 18th

After-School meets on the following Mondays from 2:15pm-3:30pm. A great class for your elementary aged child. Presentation of art, techniques, materials but open ended project options, so that students can take each project as far as they would like to go.  

Begins Sept. Monday Sept. 18th

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.

Mon Sept. 18      Shoe Drawing
Mon Sept. 25     Upcycle This Sculpture
Mon Oct. 2nd     DIY Fidget Spinners
Mon Oct. 9th      Blue Plates
Mon Oct. 16th     Magnified Art Drawings
Mon Oct. 23rd    Make your own Rubber band powered mini boat

Sign up for a whole six week session or individual classes are $12 each or you can buy a punch card to use on the classes you like.  Pre-register or send us an email that you are coming!

Sewing Club-Mondays beginning Sept. 18th

Sewing Club is a hands-on club where students learn how to hand sew as well as sew simple things on a sewing machine.  The club begins with introduction to the sewing machine, how to sew safely, and practice before actually beginning with fabric.  We will also learn to hand sew buttons and re-purposed fabric into small birds or animals or people.  They will create a small messenger bag on a sewing machine. As well as some other small sewing projects such as sewing a donut, a pencil pouch, and a key chain.

All equipment, basic fabrics and materials will be provided, however students are encouraged to bring in their own materials for experimentation and repurposing. No experience necessary — this class is designed for beginning makers. 

You must pre-register for this club, there are a limited number of spaces.

Mondays from 3:45-5:30pm Monday Sept. 18th, Monday September 25th, Monday October 2nd, Monday Oct. 9th, Monday Oct. 16th, Monday Oct. 23rd. 

$72 per participant Ages 9-13

Still Time to Join Us this Week for Famous Contemporary Artist Week

Exploring Contemporary Artists Week Aug 7th-11th
Great class for your elementary aged child ages 6-10 years old.  We will explore and learn about 5 different contemporary famous artists then create our own art based on their images.  Monday is the artist Yayoi Kasuma and the project is painting.  Tuesday is the artist El Anatsui and the project is metal sculpture construction.  Wednesday is the artist Willard Wigan and we will create small miniature worlds.  Thursday is the artist Shinique Smith and we will create a small soft sculpture.  Friday is the artist Anish Kapoor with a sculptural project.  Ages 6-10 welcome

If you have not been in the studio this summer-there is still time-Open Studio Week is approaching!

Open Studio is the week of August 14th, 16th, 17th.  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Ages 3-16 Welcome.  Open Studio is a time when you children can come in and create or make.  It is a self-driven time, one in which they decide what materials to work with.  The majority of studio materials are available.  Ages 3-5 may need parental guidance older children can walk in or be dropped off for the time.  9am-11am $20 per day per participant

The Lapham Buildementary Sculptures have Moved!!!!

The Lapham Buildementary Outdoor Sculptures have moved to the Yaharra Parkway for the rest of the summer.  Check them out!!!

Lapham Buildementary: Outdoor Sculptures by Kids was a 12-week exploration of public art and sculpture in an after-school club. Led by artist and art educator Amy Mietzel (owner of Bare Knuckles Arts), 1st and 2nd Grade Lapham students will consider local examples of public art, work with a few guest artists, and design and build sculptures in small groups. The students' work-in-progress will be on display during Gallery Night at Bare Knuckle Arts on Winnebago Street on Friday, May 5th and finished works will be displayed along the Yahara River in the summer.  This amazing opportunity is funded by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission with support from the Marquette Neighborhood Association, the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, and the Lapham Parent Teacher Group. Writer and organizer of this project is Jessica Becker an arts advocate for the city of Madison who has created several inspiring projects within the city of Madison including Reflections from the Banks of the Yaharra River and Reynold Park Projects.  Read more about these successes on her blog Between Two Lakes.

 Lapham Buildementary: Outdoor Sculptures by Kids

Next Week Exploring Contemporary Artists-Anish Kapoor-There Is Still Time to Participate!

Exploring Contemporary Artists Week Aug 7th-11th
Great class for your elementary aged child ages 6-10 years old.  We will explore and learn about 5 different contemporary famous artists then create our own art based on their images.  Monday is the artist Yayoi Kasuma and the project is painting.  Tuesday is the artist El Anatsui and the project is metal sculpture construction.  Wednesday is the artist Willard Wigan and we will create small miniature worlds.  Thursday is the artist Shinique Smith and we will create a small soft sculpture.  Friday is the artist Anish Kapoor with a sculptural project.  Ages 6-10 welcome