September is “Arts Month” in Madison, but one does not have to just be a spectator. There are often opportunities to create art, with the guidance of a trained professional, which is how I prefer to do it, so I don’t mess anything up.
If you are in town for the weekend and are looking for some productive fun check out these fun classes that I noticed while strolling down Main Street:
Village Lights Bookstore—110 E. Main Street
Bookmaking Workshop with Sandra and Lara Tokarski
Saturday, September, 14 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Learn the basic skills of bookbinding and create your own hand-bound journal. You can stop by Village Lights to see an example before registering. Workshop instructors are Sandra Tokarski, Bloomington-based bookbinder and longstanding teacher of book arts at Pygmalion’s Art Supply, and Lara Tokarski, bookbinder and book repair specialist and a conservation technician with Indiana University Libraries Preservation Lab. Cost for the two-day workshop is $85 per person, with all materials included. A 50% deposit is requested at the time of registration. Advance registration is required.
Art on Main—309 West Main Street
Oil Painting with Richard Luschek
Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 workshop
A two-day workshop, “Still-life in Oils” in the manner of The Boston School of Painting. Anyone can join this workshop by contacting our facility, completing the workshop form and paying the fees. Mr. Luschek’s work can be viewed on his website: www.richardluschek.com
Call to register 812-265-2923
Little Golden Fox—402 Broadway
Coffee and Canvas Brushstrokes Painting Class
Saturday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Call to register 812-274-1080
Cost is $30
All of these events require advance registration so start making your weekend plans now and call ahead!