Summer ART Muscle Classes

Time to explore, wonder, make, create, think, meet new friends, and hustle your art muscle at Bare Knuckle Arts.

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 1-3pm 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 $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.

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.

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 9-12th 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=310 But attend at the Bare Knuckle Arts studio. July 22-25 (9am-2pm)

Make a Simple Wood Automaton 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.  It is two for the price of one which is an amazing deal.  Summer 2019 we are offering Make a Simple Wood Automaton Class from Monday July 29th till Thursday Aug 1st. 1-3pm every day. Automatons are simple machines that we will build, when you turn the handle or crank it performs a movement or action. 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.

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.

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 7-12 Years welcome. Bare Knuckle Arts t-shirt included in pric

$125 per participant