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

Working with Awesome Artistic Talented Teens at Bayview!

I've been working this spring and summer with an awesome artistic talented teen from Bayview Community.  The Bayview peeps wrote a grant to the Madison Arts Commission based on gardening, art, murals, and mentoring.  The young artist Tou is beyond his years and heading to Madison College this next fall.  We spent the spring interviewing and working with three different groups of people at Bayview.  We interviewed the young, the old, and teens about the strong traditions of gardening in their lives.   From these interviews we designed this image incorporating all their ideas.  This final image created by Tou will be painted some time this fall at Bayview.  Young people doing amazing things gives us hope for the arts in our world!!!

Still Time to Sign-Up for Exploring Contemporary Artists Week Ages 6-10 August 7-11th

Just Spoonin' Jewelry Workshop Saturday September 16th 1-4pm

Fashion friendly and goes great with denim!!! Are you looking for a unique experience and the opportunity to create a your own piece of jewelry?  In this class, we will take an old spoon, learn how to use a jewelry saw, cut a simple shape into the spoon then bend it into a pendent.  The end result will be finished it by filling, sanding, and some polish.  No experience necessary.

$65 per participant Saturday Sept. 16th 1-4pm Ages 12-Adult Welcome

Holy Shazam Batman! Bring Art to Your Space!

Bare Knuckle Arts is super mobile.  Holy Shazam Batman, we get in our art mobile and bring the art to you.  We offer one time workshops such as paper marbling, nesting dolls, wool felting for adults as well as watercolor painting and acrylic painting classes on a repeating basis. We can bring all the materials or use yours. Call or email to set up a workshop or class.  

This week we did Marionette Class with kids at Christ Presbyterian Church Madison. 

Be a Cool Cat...

When I was a kid I created a cool cat cartoon.  He was smart cool cat who could hold a pencil with his tail and write poetry.  If your child is creating their own cartoons or characters this class might be one they are interested in. Bare Knuckle Arts is offering Cartooning and Illustration the week of July 31st till August 4th.

Comics are a great form of visual learning. In this week long class students learn how to create and develop their own cartoons! This drawing intensive class takes a deeper look into character development, background design, perspective and movement drawing. Budding cartoonists will develop a cast of characters and/or their own comic strip.  Ages 8-12 Welcome

 

Still Time to Sign-up for Summer Wonder Classes at Bare Knuckle Arts.

Still time to sign up for some great classes at Bare Knuckle Arts.

Architectures and Automatons July 17-21st  Ages 10-16 Welcome

Cartooning and Illustration Week July 31-August 4th .  Ages 8-12 Welcome

Family Fun Week Glass Mosaics July 24th-28th  $125 for two people Ages 7--92 years Welcome

Exploring Contemporary Artists Week Aug 7th-11th Ages 6-10 welcome

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.

 

We are having so much fun this week, that we plan on doing it again this fall!

Sewing Club

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