Summer Camp for Kids

Artisan Alley is proud to announce that we will be hosting a summer camp all summer for kids aged 9-16!

Recycle the World

The summer camp at Artisan Alley offers a wide range of classes centered around the idea of “Recycle the World.” Over the two weeks, they will create an art project that incorporates this idea and other environmentally-conscious themes while learning a new art medium!

Our age ranges are split into 2 groups:
9-12 years
13-16 years

The 9-12 year old age group will be given projects designed to keep them learning new and interesting things constantly. The 9-16 year old group will be given two week projects that will be presented in a gallery show at the end of the summer sessions!

The dates of these camps are as follows:
June 3-14th
June 24-July 5th
July 15-26th.

These classes take place Monday through Friday from 1 pm- 4 pm and there is half an hour before and after the class allotted for pick up and drop off. If you’re interested in these summer camp classes for your kids, please fill out this application and you will be contacted by Artisan Alley with the next steps!

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!