Crocheting Camp with The Bittiest Baubles June 24-28th



This is Justine Gerns the owner of Bittiest Baubles. You’ve seen her work around Madison, especially at the Crafty Fair. It is awesome. We are so excited to have her come to Bare Knuckle Arts this summer and teach Crochet Camp June 24-28th. Learn to Crochet with The Bittiest Baubles. This fun camp for children is a great opportunity for kids to begin learning the lifelong skill of crochet, or to expand on their current crocheting abilities. This camp is for all levels of crochet experience, from beginner to advanced. Your child can expect to learn the basics of crochet while making item(s) from our project list, including: shoelaces, a potholder, dishcloth, bracelet, headband, cup cozy, small blanket, scarf, hacky sack, hat, small bag, or donut keychain. More advanced projects will also be available upon request. With so many options, there will be something for everyone! All level 8-14yr olds welcome

In this class, camp attendees will learn: how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, the slip knot, foundation row, single crochet, double crochet, fastening off, weaving in ends, and how to read a pattern and abbreviations. More intermediate to advanced projects will give the opportunity learn things like: sewing side seams, making a buttonhole, Magic Loop, crocheting in the round, increasing and decreasing, and color changes.

$125 course fee with crotch needles, yarn needles provided and a Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included. There are additional materials list for this class, one skein of acrylic medium yarn #4 and one skein of cotton medium #4 yarn.

In Celebration of Rocks, Sticks, and Mud We Present...WILD at HEART Nature Camp August 12-16th

Wild at Heart Nature Week is for the child who loves and is connected to nature, earth, the wild! In this week long camp we will walk to some of the parks near the studio, talk about nature, the environment, collect, and create art with things from the environment. Projects include collecting some mud from Lake Monona and plaster casting, making an earth loom that is comprised of sticks, flowers, grasses. We will do a bit of plein aire painting by the Yahara as well as focus on animals, insects, birds, and butterflies. Make a small nature mandala and we will try to fit in grapevine crowns, rock painting, and nature collages. Monday August 12th to Friday August 16th Every day from 1-3pm Ages 7-11 Years welcome. Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included in price.

Vial Cap Mural at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center

Teens and children at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center came together and created a drawing that will be made into a 12 foot long vial cap mural. Using a variety of positive images from several different artists a final composition was created. This image was drawn onto MDF panels and then painted with background colors. The vial caps are being added as you read this. Learn More Here

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Meet the Maker Month-Grandpa Ben and his Garden Gathering Baskets

March is Meet the Maker Month and although I myself am an artist I wanted to share with you a maker that was influential in my life. This is Grandpa Ben. Grandpa Ben was a tall and big man. During his life he had various jobs, working for the railroad, driving truck, digging using an excavator and gardening. He was also renowned for his ability to eat—once he ate a stack of 14 pancakes and it was also rumored that he ate 18 of my mother’s sloppy joe sandwiches in one sitting. He was important to me because he was a maker, a tinker, a whittler, a gardener, and sometimes even at age 85 an axe wielding lumberjack. He loved to make things with wood and bits of stuff laying about. Once he whittled some little red shoes-just like Dorothy’s for a friend of mine who was making a giant puppet for a college class. My most favorite thing he made was Garden Gathering Baskets. A wood basket with a sturdy handle and a screen bottom so that you could place a vegetable in the basket and the dirt would drop off or could be washed off. This June at Bare Knuckle Arts we are going to make a Garden Gathering Basket. While you are waiting for those veggies to grow…Come build your own gathering basket.   Useful for gathering herbs, vegetables, even eggs from the chicks. They also work great as a decorative accent in your home.

Ages 12 to Adult on your own but families with younger children can work together on one. $65 per basket.

Saturday June 22nd 9am-12pm

Painting, Painting, Painting Camp for Elementary August 5-9th

Painting, Painting, Painting Camp for Elementary is a week long camp from August 5th-9th 9-11am. EVERY day we paint-so painting clothes are encouraged. We learn about watercolors, acrylic, and spray paint. Looking at contemporary artists like Yayoi Kusami, Chuck Close, Banksy, Jackson Pollock, and more. We will paint on paper, canvas board, and unframed canvas. $125 per participant Ages 6-10 Welcome and a Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included.

Curly Fries With Ketchup in Saturday Morning Art Classes in April for the 5-8 Year Olds!

Join us for a 4 session April Saturday morning class for 5-8 year olds or purchase one or two sessions you can attend.

Saturday April 6th 10-11am Marbling Paper with Shaving Cream/Watercolor and Positive Messages

Saturday April 13th 10-11am Wire Sculpture Animals with wood bases

Saturday April 20th 10-11am Upcycled Spinning Tops with Markers

Saturday April 27th 10-11am Caterpillar, Butterfly, Dragon Sculpture

Ages 5-8 years old welcome

$48 for the full session or email if interested in just one or two sessions.

Crochet Camp at Bare Knuckle Arts this Summer!

Learn to Crochet with The Bittiest Baubles. This fun camp for children is a great opportunity for kids to begin learning the lifelong skill of crochet, or to expand on their current crocheting abilities. This camp is for all levels of crochet experience, from beginner to advanced. Your child can expect to learn the basics of crochet while making item(s) from our project list, including: shoelaces, a potholder, dishcloth, bracelet, headband, cup cozy, small blanket, scarf, hacky sack, hat, small bag, or donut keychain. More advanced projects will also be available upon request. With so many options, there will be something for everyone! All level 8-14yr olds welcome

In this class, camp attendees will learn: how to hold a crochet hook and yarn, the slip knot, foundation row, single crochet, double crochet, fastening off, weaving in ends, and how to read a pattern and abbreviations. More intermediate to advanced projects will give the opportunity learn things like: sewing side seams, making a buttonhole, Magic Loop, crocheting in the round, increasing and decreasing, and color changes.

$125 course fee with crotch needles, yarn needles provided and a Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included. There are additional materials list for this class, one skein of acrylic medium yarn #4 and one skein of cotton medium #4 yarn.

Dreaming about Summer--Start Exploring our Summer Camp Options for Children

If you are dreaming about summer or at least daydreaming about some warmer weather in Wisconsin, why not start exploring some of our terrific summer options for children. We call our line up-Summer Art Muscle Classes, with options like Design your Own Skateboard Deck, Crocheting Camp, Sewing Sweets Workshop, Graphic Novels, Painting, Inventing, Sculpting, and a Family Fun Week.

Dreaming is great but Hustling that Art Muscle is just as awesome!

One, Two, Three or All April Saturdays

One, Two Three or All Saturdays are open!

April Saturday mornings class for 5-8 year olds

Saturday April 6th 10-11am Marbling Paper with Shaving Cream/Watercolor and Positive Messages

Saturday April 13th 10-11am Wire Sculpture Animals with wood bases

Saturday April 20th 10-11am Upcycled Spinning Tops with Markers

Saturday April 27th 10-11am Caterpillar, Butterfly, Dragon Sculpture

Ages 5-8 years old welcome

$48 for the full session or email if interested in just one or two sessions. $12 a session

Recently Added Saturday Morning Art Class for 5-8 Year Olds

Saturday Morning Art Classes in April for 5-8 Year Olds

Join us for a 4 session April Saturday morning class for 5-8 year olds.

Saturday April 6th 10-11am Marbling Paper with Shaving Cream/Watercolor and Positive Messages

Saturday April 13th 10-11am Wire Sculpture Animals with wood bases

Saturday April 20th 10-11am Upcycled Spinning Tops with Markers

Saturday April 27th 10-11am Caterpillar, Butterfly, Dragon Sculpture

Ages 5-8 years old welcome

$48 for the full session

Summer is on it's way! We Got You!

Design Your Own Skateboard Deck June 18th-21th 1-3pm

Have you got a little Thrasher in your home? Just can’t keep little sauce off the board, then this is the perfect summer class for them. Design, draw and paint a blank maple skateboard deck. Yes, it’s an art form. Students leave with a complete deck. No truks or wheels provided. Great intro to fuel their love of the sport. Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included in price. Please note this is a Tuesday to Friday class. $80 per participant Ages 8-14

Crochet Camp June 24th-28th

Graphic Novels are an art form where words and images work together to tell a compelling story (think El Deafo, Bone, Amulet and Maus.) If you love graphic novels— and are a motivated artist who wants to draw all week— this is the writing camp for you! This week is for 5-8th graders, it is run thru Greater Madison Writing Youth Writing Camps. Click here to register with them. https://registration.eop.education.wisc.edu/index.aspx?id=309 But attend at the Bare Knuckle Arts studio. July 8-11, 2019 (9am-2pm)

Sewing Sweet Treats and a Taco Workshop Saturday July 13th 1-3pm Who doesn’t love donuts with sprinkles, giant candy bars, ice cream cones, and tacos? This workshop is all about hand sewing these very fun sweet treats. Great workshop in developing fine motor skills or enhancing fun sewing experiences with kids. Ages 6 to Adult welcome $40

Inventing Camp Monday July 15-Thursday July 18th 1-3pm every day Got an inventor in the family, an engineer, a thoughtful inspired kid?  This week we will engineer and invent using a variety of materials. We will create a machine that performs a most simple task.  We will learn about Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor.  Then get out a whole bunch of stuff, fire up the low fire glue guns, find the marbles, wood, dominoes, and duct tape to create a one-of-a-kind invention. Ages 8-14 Years old a Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included.

Make a Whirligig in Family Fun Camp July 29th-Aug. 1st Family fun week is an opportunity for family members or friends to create side by side in the studio. 2 siblings, Mothers and sons, Fathers and daughters, Grandmas and Grandkids all are welcome. It is two for the price of one which is an amazing deal.  Summer 2019 we are offering Make a Whirligig Class from Monday July 29th till Thursday Aug 1st. 1-3pm every day. We will use a variety of materials mostly re-purposed wood. Hammering, painting, and drilling are all various techniques. $150 for two participants ages 8-Adult welcome and a Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt is included. Leave with a complete Whirligig!

Painting, Painting, Painting Camp for Elementary is a week long camp from August 5th-9th 9-11am. EVERY day we paint-so painting clothes are encouraged. We learn about watercolors, acrylic, and spray paint. Looking at contemporary artists like Yayoi Kusami, Chuck Close, Banksy, Jackson Pollock, and more. We will paint on paper, canvas board, and unframed canvas. $125 per participant Ages 6-10 Welcome and a Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included.

Sculpture and Building Camp August 5-9th 1pm-3pm Every day offers a different opportunity to work with different materials. Day 1 Build an Armature/Plaster of Paris Gauze, Day 2 is Painting the Sculpture Day, 3 Wire Manipulation Day, 4 Building with Bottle Caps, Day 5 Building with wood $125 per participant Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included Ages 8-14 Welcome

Don't have a barn? How about a Shed? Front Porch? Paint a Barn Quilt Saturday March 9th 9am-2pm

Paint a Barn Quilt Saturday March 9th

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. 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 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 March 9th 9am-2pm Bring or get some lunch. Family groups can work on one.

New Class begins Monday Jan. 28th-Still Time to Join Us.

Meets on Mondays 4-5:15pm

Punk Art Class is a class for the tween/teen that is interested in exploring graffiti art, street art, rock album covers, stickers, and magnet making. Ages 10-14 welcome

Monday Jan. 28th Learn about graffiti and how to manipulate letters

Monday Feb. 4th Create an album or CD cover

Monday Feb. 11th Sticker Mania

Monday Feb. 18th Magnets

Monday Feb. 25th Spray paint on canvas

10-14 Year olds $60 for entire session.

Time to Hustle Your ART Muscle--Summer Registration is Now Open!

It’s the coldest day of the 2019 new year here in Wisconsin but believe it or not our summer registration is now open. For those of you that like to plan plan plan ahead-check out these amazing courses. More will be added soon.

Design Your Own Skateboard Deck June 18th-21th 1-3pm

Graphic Novels 5-8th grade thru Greater Madison Writing Camp July 8-11th

Sewing Sweet Treats and a Taco Workshop Saturday July 13th 1-3pm

Inventing Camp at Bare Knuckle Arts July 15-18th

Graphic Novels 9-12th grade thru Greater Madison Writing Camp

Make a Whirligig in Family Fun Camp July 29th-Aug. 1st

Painting, Painting, Painting Camp for Elementary Aug 5-9

Sculpture and Building Camp August 5-9th 1pm-3pm

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A Few Spots Left in the Cigar Box Workshop this Sunday!

It’s going to be cold on Sunday but the studio is open and we have a few spots left in the Altered Cigar Box Class. Join us.

Altered Cigar Box Workshop is so simple yet so fun.  Join us on Sunday Jan. 20th 1-3:30pm to upcycle, re-use, re-purpose old simple wooden boxes.  We pull out all the supplies in the studio and you can use whatever you want to created a one-of-a-kind box on the inside and out.  We also provide a wide and unique range of wooden boxes.  Ages 5-92 Welcome  $32 per participant

Panoramic Sugar Egg Workshop is Pretty Sweet!

Start a lasting tradition by learning how to create and decorate panoramic sugar eggs at a workshop led by Linda Brudz.

Kids and parents can team up in this egg-scellent workshop to create a festive spring scene inside a hollow sugar egg.

A panorama sugar egg is a decorated, hollow egg made of packed sugar, with a hole in one end through which you can peep inside to see a tiny diorama. You can also decide to keep the decorations on the outside. We will decorate with royal icing, fondant and candy. Everything is edible.

 All class materials are provided including: partially pre-made sugar egg, candy to decorate egg, materials to create your own decorations for the egg, icing, and instructions for everything to repeat at home. ***Included in this price is a Egg form to take home with you.

Saturday April 13th 1-3:30pm