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.

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.

Artist Spotlight: Mark Kunoff

Mural by Mark Kunoff at 804 W. Kirkwood Ave

What do you do at Artisan Alley?

I collaborate with Adam and AA artists on special projects, both music and art.

How long have you been doing it?

Almost 40 years (38)

Why do you do it?

The “why” has changed over the years, but generally speaking it gives me a means of expressing thoughts I have on a certain subject. As a youth my motivations were more self centric, but now at age 54, it’s my therapy, my meditation. Making music, painting, drawing, carving – it puts my mind in a peaceful state of awareness where stresses and negative energies fade away.

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

I get bored quickly, so I experiment a LOT! At the moment I’m concentrating on music again, but I continue to work on my painting and drawing skills. Lately, I’ve really fallen in love with relief printing (linocut), which makes sense for me, since I worked in the printing industry for about 15 years. I would like to share that lately I’ve been avoiding the computer for my work. I create my music initially on dedicated hardware devices before it goes into digital audio software. I worked almost exclusively on the computer during my printing career, but there’s a real feeling of satisfaction when you carve a printing plate by hand.

How were you drawn to your art forms?

It runs the gamut from seeing a piece in a gallery to a youtube video. I’m always exploring.

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

Jean Giraud (Moebius), Salvador Dali, Picasso, Van Gogh, Joan Miró, Robert Crumb, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Chris Whitley, Robert Babicz

Why did you get involved with Artisan Alley?

I started doing video projection art for one of the music events at the switchyard location before it ended.

How can someone else get involved with what you do?

I’m always down for collaboration! Lets get to know each other first and then see if our work ethics are a good match.

To check out more of his work, click here.

A VERY KRAMPUS X-MAS

A VERY KRAMPUS X-MAS

A VERY KRAMPUS X-MAS
Presented by Artisan Alley, Kate Cole’s ‘Gallery 4:44’ and C.S. Stanley

otisa-very-krampus-xmasCS Stanley

We invite you to join us at Dimensions Gallery in Bloomington Indiana just off Rogers, just south of ‘The Warehouse” at 1607 S. Rogers Street. We will be featuring the dark and mythical artworks by Steve Otis, Craig A. Roberts, Adam Nahas and CS Stanley with a special look into the Krampus culture on December 10th from 6 pm – 10 pm.

Free to the public with refreshments donated by Upland
Also, on December 17th visit our final gallery showing at Kate Cole’s Gallery 4:44 at 19 N Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN 46176. Music by Doug Dillman (blues) from 6pm-10pm. See you all there!
You better watch out,
you better not cry,
you better not pout
I’m telling you why.
Those Kampus are coming to B-town!