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, (2 groups of 9-12 years & 13-16 years with a 1 year leniency for age). 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.

Each session, children participate in a variety of art activities including painting, drawing, hand-built muppets, and sculpture! Our Art Summer Camps staff is made up of youth art educators 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 child receives individual attention. Art Summer Camps does not includes lunch, so make sure your children eat before coming.

These projects will culminate in a Featured show at the end of each summer sessions for all the family and friends to enjoy! Scroll down for more information on any of the classes!

Session 1– World Music (Youth) & Public Murals (Teen)
2 Weeks • Monday-Friday • June 3-14th • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm • $200.00

Session 2– Comics (Youth) & Marionettes and Film (Teen)
2 Weeks • Monday-Friday • June 24-July 5th • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm • $200.00

Session 3– Life Casting (Youth) & Glass Painting (Teen)
2 Weeks • Monday-Friday • July 15-26th • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm • $200.00

To apply for your child(ren) for this 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 summer camp, check out our wishlist.

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!