Meet Peg Larabell: She knows shoes, leather, and Moobuzz too!

Meet Peg Larabell; craftswoman, bee enthusiast, inventor.

In the mid 1970’s, craving the satisfaction of working with her hands, Peg started a small custom leather-goods business in Neenah, Wisconsin. She began making belts, bags, shoes and boots. She relished finishing her leather goods with stains and oils similar to the ones she used when she helped her dad with woodworking projects. In addition to her small leather goods business, Peg began keeping bees. Fascinated with honey, honey comb, and bee culture, she was soon providing friends and family with an abundance of honey. She was also collecting a fair amount of beeswax, a by-product of honey extraction.

Peg started Third Street Shoe-an awesome shoe/leather repair place. She has now moved into devoting the majority of her time producing this awesome leather product called Moobuzz. It’s all natural and makes old leather look new again. In addition, she’s out there teaching classes. She is coming to Bare Knuckle Arts, to teach a workshop on Unique Leather Key Fobs on Sunday Nov. 18th 1-3:30pm.


Check out Moobuzz here. https://www.moobuzz.net/

Handcrafted Soap is the Best, No Lye!!!

This is sure to be an amazing workshop with Laura from Madison Soap Company. She really knows her stuff. The first run thru made the studio smell fantastic.

Join Laura Daly from the Madison Soap Company in this soap making workshop. We will learn the basics of cold-process soap making, create 32 ounces of soap ($45 retail value) to take home with you to cure.

Soap making is a whole lot of chemistry, but also a lot of creativity. Some fun things you may want to bring with you to add to your soap mixture may include finely ground coffee, powdered clay, tea leaves, flower petals. For the top of your soap, you could bring fun things like a small pine cone, a favorite lego piece, a bouncy ball, some scrabble letters, or anything else small that would look incredible sticking out of your soap! I saw someone hide a 25 cent piece in their soap.!

Saturday Dec. 1st from 1-4pm $70 per participant Ages 15-Adult

Bring your own long rubber gloves but all other supplies provided.

Upcoming Possibilities!

There is a lot, a lot , a lot going on at the Studio in November and December and even more FREE stuff at the libraries.

Sunday Nov. 18th 1pm Leather Key Fob Workshop with Peg L.

Sunday Nov. 25th Artisan Wreath Making Workshop 1pm

Saturday Dec. 1st Soap Making Workshop 1pm with Laura

Saturday Dec. 8th Print Your Own Tea Towels 1pm

Monday Dec. 31st Children's Workshop Design Your own Wood Mannequin 9am-11am

Free at the Libraries for all ages: Monday November 26th Lakeview Pre-School Kids 10:30am Hungry Caterpillars, Dec. 3rd Lakeview Pre-School Kids 10:30am Puppets Leo the Late Bloomer, Dec. 10th Lakeview Pre-School Kids 10:30am Pizza Collages, Dec. 17th Lakeview Pre-School Kids 10:30am Elephant Sculptures
Terrific Tuesdays at Lakeview 4pm
Oct. 30 Day of Dead Masks
Nov. 13 Day/Night Drawings
Nov. 27th  Upcycled Birds
Dec. 11th Collages
Hawthorn Library Wednesday Nov. 21st 10:30am Wire Sculpture
Sequoya Library Saturday Dec. 15th 1pm Wire Sculpture

Wreath Making Workshop Sunday Nov. 25th 1pm

Make your own Artisan Wreath Workshop Sunday Nov. 25th 1-3pm

Make Your Own Artisan Wreath and Bring a Taste of Nature Home for the Holidays!!! Using lots of upcycled pine boughs, cones, feathers, juniper, milkweed pods and more we will work on a wreath form and weave together an amazing creation you can use on a door or as a swag or centerpiece at your holiday table.  Sunday November 25th 1-3pm $45 per participant

 

Gallery Night Friday Oct. 5th 5-9pm

It’s Gallery Night tomorrow from 5-9pm. Stop by and check out some mixed media pieces by Amy Mietzel as well as a collection of kinetic machines. Showcasing the city's vibrant arts community, Gallery Night celebrates 30 years this fall! Organized each May and October by MMoCA, Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions. Refreshments served and an art activity in the back of the studio.

Gallery Night Friday Oct. 5th 5-9pm

Join us Bare Knuckle Arts on Friday Oct. 5th from 5-9pm for Madison’s Gallery night. Always fun, food, and an art activity for kids.

Showcasing the city's vibrant arts community, Gallery Night celebrates 30 years this fall! Organized each May and October by MMoCA, Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, and demonstrations at venues throughout the city. Bare Knuckle Arts

Create Some Needle Felted Ornaments to Remember the Ones You Love. Black Dog, Red Frisbee.

Earthy tones, warm appeal, rugged character, NEVER lose those Keys again!

Unique Leather Key Fob Workshop with Peg Larabell Sunday Nov. 18th 1-3:30pm
Learn basic leather-working techniques in this introductory workshop. Visiting crafter, Peg Larabell will teach us how to cut, stitch, punch, burnish and rivet leather. Choose from three colors of thick bridle leather and multiple types of hardware to create your unique fob. Ages 12 -Adult are welcome.
Sunday November 18th 1-3:30pm

Baisc Soap Making with a Not so Basic Maker. Meet Laura Daly from Madison Soap Company.

Join Laura Daly from the Madison Soap Company in this soap making workshop. We will learn the basics of cold-process soap making, create 32 ounces of soap ($45 retail value) to take home with you to cure, and felt one bar of Madison Soap Company soap to create a natural but decorative wash cloth to add to your collection.

Soap making is a whole lot of chemistry, but also a lot of creativity. Some fun things you may want to bring with you to add to your soap mixture may include finely ground coffee, powdered clay, tea leaves, flower petals. For the top of your soap, you could bring fun things like a small pine cone, a favorite lego piece, a bouncy ball, some scrabble letters, or anything else small that would look incredible sticking out of your soap!

Saturday Dec. 1st from 1-4pm $70 per participant Ages 15-Adult

Bring your own long rubber gloves but all other supplies provided.

Open Studio Painting for Adults begins Sept. 20th 6:30-8:30

Open Studio Painting at Bare Knuckle Arts offers the opportunity to learn about acrylics or watercolors 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 or watercolors and canvas provided but you can bring your own paints or we can offer recommendations.  6:30-8:30pm Thursday's $20 per session or $120 for full 6 weeks. Sept. 20, 27th, Oct. 4th, No Class Oct. 11th, Oct. 18th, Oct, 25th

Three Great Classes for Kids this Fall-it's Time to Hustle that Art Muscle!

After-School Art Mondays for Elementary Children 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. This session begins Sept. 17th Birds

Sewing Club for Kids Mondays 4-5:30pm  Sewing Club is a hands-on club where students learn how to hand sew as well as sew simple things on a sewing machine.  This is a continuing class for students who have learned the machine basics.  We will sew a draw-string bag as well as a simple small quilt.  Beginning experience on a machine is suggested. This is not a drop in class, you must pre-register or let us know you are attending by email.  Begins Monday Sept. 17th

Tuesdays After-School Art Class is a new class at Bare Knuckle Arts for children 9-14 years old. Every session offers a different project ranging from drawing, painting to sculpture. This class is for the child that has a genuine love of making. The projects are a bit more advanced. It meets every Tuesday from 4-5:15pm

Tuesday Sept. 18

After-School Art Begins September 17th with Birds Birds!!!

After School Art Mondays begins September 17th with Birds, Birds. Reserve your spot now because it is the place to be.

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.

Sept. 17th Birds

Sept.24th Ice cream Sundae drawings with pastels

Oct. 1st Ships in Bottles

Oct. 8th Picasso Faces

Oct. 15th Felted Soap and Felted Geodes

Oct. 22nd Hand Sewing Monsters

Oct. 29th Day of the Dead project

Nov. 5th Night and Day Painting

This is a very popular class, you can purchase the whole session or you can purchase a punch card to use on the classes you can attend. Always best to send an email to bareknucklearts@gmail.com to let us know if attending.

Wander the Back Roads of Wisconsin and You'll Start to Notice

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. They were originally created to honor mothers, quilters, and the tradition of quilting in different heritages.

Painted on a smooth board-the barn quilt usually only highlights one quilt block. Wander the back roads of Wisconsin, take that country winding road and you will see one, two, and notice the amazing barn quilts thru the state.

Our barn quilts will be the size of 20 inch by 20 inch. 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 it makes they 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 Sept. 29th 9am-2pm Bring or get some lunch. $65 dollars per board

 

A New Class on Tuesdays this September for the 9-14 Year Old in Your Home!

Imaginarium Week for the Imaginative! Need a few more Creative Spirits to add to our Fun!

Paint a Barn Quilt, Don't have a barn...that's okay.

Paint a barn quilt is a one day workshop where we will paint a geometric barn quilt.  If you don't have a barn that's okay.  You can put it on your screen porch, garage or even right beside your front door.  

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. Barn Quilts began in the early 2000's in Ohio and now many states have Barn Quilt Trails you can follow, including Shawano County in Wisconsin. Our barn quilts will be the size of 20 inch by 20 inch. 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 it makes they easy to create, Painter's Tape Baby!! No Experience is necessary for this workshop. All materials provided-you just need to get it home in your car. Saturday Sept. 29th 9am-2pm Bring or get some lunch.  $65 per person