Hand Sculpture Workshop

Want to make your own personalized statue? Metalworker/Moldmaker Adam Nahas is here to help! He will guide you through the entire moldmaking process, and you’ll leave with a plaster cast of your hand. Classes will take place on Fridays from 6-9pm (October 18 and 25) and Saturdays from 1-4pm (October 19 and 26) and tickets are only $150 for all four sessions. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Marble Making Workshop

Want to design your own marbles? Glassblower Eric Brock is here to help! Artisan Alley’s resident artist will guide you one-on-one through the entire flame-working process, and you’ll leave with two of your own beautiful marbles. Classes start on October 1 from 6-9pm and run every Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $150 per class and spots are limited to one person per session, so CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Fall Industrial Arts Workshops

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Artisan Alley will be hosting adult Fall Industrial Workshops in October and November. These classes take place various times on weekdays and weekends depending on the class (see below). 

Each session, students will participate in a variety of art activities including glass marble making, wood burning, mold making and more! Our staff is made up of art educators and professionals from the Bloomington community. An instructor and assistant will lead each session, where the instructor to student ratio will not exceed 1 to 8 to ensure that each student receives individual attention.

Session 1– Glass Marble Workshop
Single Class • Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October • 6-9pm • $150.00

Session 2– Hand Sculpture Workshop
2 Weeks • Friday and Saturday • October 18-October 26 • 6-9pm on Friday, 1-4pm on Saturday • $150.00

To reserve a seat, please click here.

To volunteer as an instructor aid, fill out this application
To donate supplies for our Fall workshops, check out our wishlist.

Community Markets 2019

Artisan Alley is so proud to announce that we are bringing our Community Markets in 2019! There are a few changes taking place, and we are very excited to make this year’s markets bigger, better, and even more fun.

These markets will take place every Second Saturday of the month from 12pm-6pm, starting on April 13, 2019. Our markets include art vendors, food trucks, live music, lawn games, and a fun activity themed to the month we’re having the markets.

April’s activity is titled Easter Art Hunt. On the night of April 12, our team will be hiding Artisan Alley eggs around the building inside and out. At our Easter Art Hunt, adults and children can hunt for eggs and win prizes!

If you’re a maker, artist, farmer, live musician, food vendor, etc and you would like to vend at our markets, please click here!

February Newsletter

Happy February! We have many exciting updates for you. 

GENERAL NEWS
    – Since our consignment shop is no longer functioning, we need artists to come and collect their work. We are actively renovating the space and need to clear everything out as quickly as possible so that we can get our new resources ready. Shoot us an e-mail or stop by our 222 W. 2nd Street location for more information and to pick up your art.

    – You should have all received an e-mail about teaching a summer class. Please read it and apply!

    – Our regular classes, Cookies and Canvas and Sip and Sketch, are happening as scheduled for February, so check our events page online for more information. We hope to see you there!

– Turn your old wine bottle into the perfect art piece for your coffee table at Cardinal Spirits on Saturday, February 23. Recycling and being resourceful has never been so fun!

– Think your house needs more flowers? Stop by the Pourhouse Cafe on Friday, February 15, order a cozy hot chocolate, and learn to decorate your own beautiful plant hanger.

– Our 2nd Art Happy Hour will be taking place on February 22 at the Woodshop, a section of the Upland Brewery. Enjoy a drink and learn to work with wood, nails, and wire.

MADE
– To celebrate Valentine’s Day, MADE will be hosting Cupid’s Romantic Photo Booth from February 9-14. Come take cute photos and drop donations inside Cupid’s Heart Box.

DIMENSIONS
– Our exhibition series this month is called Night Comes On Gently, five artists’ celebration and interpretation of the African American Diaspora expression. Check it out!

BURL & INGOT
– Our Art or Die fundraiser was a smashing success, as we sold every piece we put up for auction and raised well over $100. Thank you for everyone who attended!

TWISTED LOUNGE
– Our new space is up and running! We’ve added computers, lounge areas, and video game consoles, and are in the process of getting a wall TV. Come hang out and relax. 

AMBER ROBINSON

Amber would consider herself more of a creator than an artist. She prides herself in trying to explore her creativity through all kinds of mediums. The pieces she has provided for this month’s feature of the month are collages made with 100% recycled paper from Bloomington’s newspapers and city programs and intricately beaded earrings. If you search within the collages, you will find bits and pieces that are a reflection of Bloomington’s artistic spirit. Through her work and businesses, she hopes to influence others to let down their guard and explore their creative and entrepreneurial abilities. 

Community Craft Class at The Pourhouse Cafe

Artisan Alley is so excited to announce that we are doing another class with the Pourhouse Cafe!

This Macrame Plant Hanger crafting session is going to be held at the Pourhouse Cafe downstairs in their “Couch Room”. We only have 11 spots for this class, so please make sure you purchase your tickets early! We will be drinking delicious coffee, crafting adorable plant hangers, and socializing in a cozy spot.

To reserve your spot, please click here!

Bottle Painting with Cardinal Spirits

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 Artisan Alley will be hosting another Art Happy Hour class! Cardinal Spirits will be hosting this class at 11 am.

In this class, we will be receiving bottles from Cardinal Spirits, and we’re going to paint various designs on them! This class and ticket includes one bottle, one drink, and all the paint supplies. Unleash your inner creativity while learning new things and having delicious drinks with friends! These tickets are $26, to reserve your spot, please click here.

Crafting at the Upland Woodshop

Artisan Alley is so excited to be hosting a class at the Upland Wood Shop where they create their delicious sours. This class is one of our new Art Happy Hour installments and will take place on Thursday, February 21st at 6pm.

This class is crafting a sign out of wood, wire, and nails. In this class, you’ll pick a geometric pattern you’d like to create, hammer nails into your piece of wood to create the design you want, and wrap it with wire. You’ll watch as the design comes to life.

$25 gets you a ticket to the class and one drink courtesy of the Wood Shop. Anything after your one included drink must be put on your own personal tab. There is a tour scheduled at the Wood Shop at 4:30. If you would like to take that tour, the cost is $5 and includes multiple samples for free! You can click here for a link to book a tour at the Wood Shop!

Art Or Die Fundraiser

On January 11 of 2019, we will be hosting a fundraiser at our Burl & Ingot Workshops in order to pay for more tools, resources, and materials for our classes and organization.

Art or Die is an event in which we’ll be displaying abandoned and unloved art and putting it up for auction. Once the piece of art is purchased, the buyer decides whether to keep the art, or destroy it! The buyer can pick a tool of their choice from Burl & Ingot to destroy the artwork with, if they so choose.

This event is completely free, but we ask that you bring cash to make donations with. Parking is on site at 1305 1/2 W 11th St. or at the Pentecostal church next to the property.