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


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.

Summer Camp for Kids

Artisan Alley is proud to announce that we are hosting our second annual Youth Arts Summer Camp all summer for kids aged 6-14!

The camp will run weekdays from 8:00am-3:00pm from June 1 to July 24. Each week-long session will feature a different professional artist and a program centered around their art form. for only $200 a session, and a ticket for the whole summer makes the the first week FREE. From comic books to painting to making movies outdoors, kids will have a blast having out in a collaborative, creative environment.

Choose your favorite classes or join us for the whole summer and explore your artistic side today.

Stay tuned for a detailed list of classes and e-mail services@artisanalley.com if you have any questions.

To fill out preliminary information, please click here. To purchase your tickets, click here.

To volunteer as an instructor aid, fill out this application.

Volunteers Needed!

Artisan Alley is looking for volunteers to help out during our Summer classes in June and July! These volunteers will need to like working with children and teens and will need to be available on weekdays during the day.

When We Need You

If you’re interested in volunteering for our summer camps, you will need to be available Monday through Friday from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. These times and dates are non-negotiable. This will ensure that you are there from the Drop off time to the Pick up time of the students. These classes are split into three sessions as follows:
June 3-14
June 24-July 5
July 15-26

What You Will Be Doing

These classes are split into three different age groups as follows:
5-8 years
9-12 years
13-16 years

In these classes, you will be expected to help with set up and tear down, assisting the instructors during classes, and making sure the children’s needs are taken care of during the classes.

How To Get Involved

If you’re interested in volunteering for these summer camps, please fill out our Camp Volunteer Application. Note: This is not a paid position. If you would like to teach a class and be paid, please follow the link below. You WILL be background checked.

If you’re interested in becoming a PAID instructor for these summer classes, you can fill out our Instructor Application.
Note: With this position, we will be looking for individuals who have instructing experience and experience working with children. You WILL receive a background check.

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!

January Newsletter

Welcome to the new year! We have many exciting announcements for 2019.

Due to our new nonprofit tax status, we are no longer able to have consignment shops. With that being the case, we have updated two of our facilities:

  • – Made, the shop in our Dimensions Gallery, is being turned into a classroom. It will be available for rent early in the new year and will cost $10/hour for members and $20/hour for nonmembers.
  • – Twisted, our retail store, is closing and will be turned into an art lounge that can be used for everything from hanging out and making art to hosting events and meeting with clients.

Despite the changes, we will continue to display local artwork at these locations, so please submit your pieces!

Upcoming Events

  • – We are having a fundraiser on January 11 at Burl & Ingot. Come bid on art and decide if you want to keep it or take a tool from the rental supply and destroy it!
  • – See how much you trust your brain and come to our Blind Contour Drawing at the 3rd street Noodles & Co on January 12. Entry is free, but eating pasta makes it more fun.
  • – This summer, we will be hosting an art summer camp for kids aged 5-17. There will be three 2-week sessions starting in June, and we are looking for more teachers. Apply now!
  • – Starting April 13, we will be hosting a monthly community market with live music and DJ’s, food trucks, and most importantly, local artists selling their work. Support our local talent!