Fall Industrial Arts Workshops


Artisan Alley is proud to announce that we will be hosting Fall Industrial Workshops from September to November for adults. These classes take place various times on weekdays and weekends depending on the class (see below). 

Our evolving economy demands a skilled labor force. Success in modern industry requires a working knowledge of several allied fields in conjunction with creative thinking/problem solving abilities. We seek to offer industrial arts workshops designed to increase opportunities for workforce development, promote creative thinking, and foster innovative design. Our education courses would provide hands on programming in the woodworking, glass and metalworking areas.

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 Making
2 Weeks • Monday-Friday • June 3-14th • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm • $150.00

Session 2– Wood Burning Illustrations 
2 Weeks • Monday-Friday • June 24-July 5th • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm • $150.00

Session 3– Coil Building Ceramics
2 Weeks • Monday-Friday • July 15-26th • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm • $150.00

Session 4– Life Casting & Moldmaking
2 Weeks • Monday-Friday • July 15-26th • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm • $150.00

To apply for these class, please click here, then to register and reserve a seat click here.

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

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.