Bare Knuckle Arts is owned by Amy Mietzel
Amy was a middle school art educator for over 20 years.  Teaching in Madison and Janesville she learned to not take anything a middle schooler says personally.  She believes with her whole heart that creating art matters.  Like most art teachers she walks a fine line between normal and hoarding materials that have a purpose. The best way to reach her is:




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Bare Knuckle Arts is an independent art center with a big heart.  A place with an open environment, friendly vibrant space that is an artistic home.  It invites you to create, dream, imagine, make meaning as you or your child understand and frame the world. 

The studio and classes help to educate, gain knowledge, problem solve, think, engage in life, and make new friends.

Bare Knuckle Arts values expression and is here to help you celebrate life, experiment, improve your positive emotional health, understand culture, and connect to the world.

Come join us and Hustle Your Art Muscle!



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We value upcycling and re-purposing because it's just plain good for the environment.  Many of our classes embody good stuff that we re-use.