Community Craft Classes

Community Craft Classes with Artisan Alley

Artisan Alley has begun teaming up with local businesses to bring craft classes into the beautiful community of Bloomington, Indiana! We have had classes with Crumble Coffee Co., Two Sticks Bakery, Campus Costume, and the Pourhouse Cafe! We’ve seen amazing turnouts for these events and can’t wait to explore the community even more!

Upcoming Craft Classes

For a full list of all of our upcoming classes and events with the ticket links, please click here.

Doodles at Noodles:
Our next Community Craft Class is a Blind Contour Drawing Class that is going to be hosted at Noodles & Company on East Third Street. It will take place on January 12, 2019 at 6pm. This class is $15 to attend and you can pay for your ticket by clicking here.


Past Craft Classes

Fall Wreath Workshop at Pourhouse Cafe:
We had the privilege of going to the Pourhouse Cafe on November 9th at 6pm. In this class, we created beautiful Fall Wreaths made from donated faux flowers. We had an amazing turnout from this class and would like to thank the Pourhouse Cafe for letting us use your space to create something beautiful!

Copper Wire Wrapping at Crumble Coffee Co.:
On October 18th, we hosted a copper wire wrapped pendant class at Crumble Coffee Co.’s downtown location. The coffee was amazing, and so was the crafting!

Special FX Makeup Class at Campus Costume:
On October 11th, Artisan Alley got in touch with our spooky side at a special FX Makeup class hosted at Campus Costume. This class was designed to teach people how to make scars, scabs, cuts, open wounds, etc. We had such a fun time getting gory with everyone that came to the class! To watch a video of our Special FX class made by a wonderful IU student, Click Here.

Promotional photo from our class with Two Sticks Bakery

Macrame Wall Hanging Class with Two Sticks Bakery:
Our very first Community Craft Class took place on September 30th at Two Sticks Bakery. This new bakery is such a cute crafting space and everyone at Artisan Alley felt so grateful to Two Sticks for letting us test out these new classes with them! We crafted macrame wall hangings using donated macrame, dowel rods, and twine. This DIY craft is one that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in attendance!


Artist Spotlight: Amie Crites- Health and Wellness

What do you do at Artisan Alley?

I am a member and an artist at Artisan Alley. I offer my wellness products including dietary supplements and colory therapy affirmation cards as well as stones. All of which are designed to positively impact your quality of life.

How long have you been doing it?

Following my inner guidance and my heart I started Speak 2 Your Soul in 2017. Learn more by visiting

Why do you do it?

Love and fullfillment of living from and through my heart impacting my life and those around me.

Was it love at first sight, or did you date around with other mediums?

Yes…42 projects later! I say fail forward into discovering what you love even if that means discovering what you don’t along the way.

How were you drawn to your art form(s)?

Intuition. Following my heart and discovering what felt best or better and then doing more of it!

What other artists inspire you or have motivated you to be a creator?

Music and meditation inspire me in many ways so I would say Deepak Chopra and Lindsey Stirling. Closer to home I would say Joel Washington for the beauty of his art, his heart, and his dedication.

Why did you get involved with Artisan Alley?

I believe in what it stands for. I believe in what Adam has passionately brought together over the years and developed with passion, perseverance, and great delight. I love being a part of the community and Artisan Alley is everything community stands for.

How can someone else get involved with what you do?

Through Made Consignment Shop. My Website |

Contact information

Additional Comments

Thank you for being you and taking the time to learn about me! All my love! XOXO Amie

Artisan Alley moving to make way for Bloomington’s new Switchyard Park

Artisan Alley is moving to a new location

Artisan Alley announces that we will be moving, no later than December 31st 2017, from our South Rogers location making way for Bloomington’s new Switchyard Park.

In addition to the 1609 South Rogers address, we will lose our original location at 1607 South Rogers. Our location @ 222 W 2nd Street is still available and we have space available for anyone interested. Moving forward, we are looking for new locations for Burl & Ingot, our industrial warehouse, and the Flex space and are hoping to find a location that can house everything.

Our ideal location would have:

  • both commercial and industrial zoning
  • multiple spaces pre-divided or multiple buildings on a single lot
  • total square footage between 10,000 and 20,000 sqft
  • a lot size greater than 1 acre
  • Less than $6/sqft/yr

We will work to get everyone transferred over to spaces that are comparable in size and price. We look forward to serving you at our new locations & we thank everyone involved over the last 4 years for your support and we look forward to working with you in the upcoming months.

For questions about our upcoming move or if you have information on a new possible location please send an email to