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Peggy Finnegan-Boyes

Upcoming Events

May 2019

Narrative Thread: We Belong

Date:
Saturday, May 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tell your story through quilting and learn to stitch and thread! Bring a 14x14 inch square of fabric that is meaningful to you. Attendees will use needles and thread to stitch fabric into a quilt square. Demonstrations of simple stitches will be provided by teaching artists. Attendees are encouraged to participate by sharing their stories. FREE with RSVP; http://bit.ly/IASbelong Registration ends Thursday, May 15th.

Art in Action: Leading Community Art Projects with Vulnerable Youth

Date:
Thursday, May 30th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Illinois Art Station invites artist Joel Bergner, co-founder and co-director of Artolution and muralist, to teach artists, educators, and community members in organizing and facilitating community based public art projects. The workshop will cover Artolution’s methodology and techniques for guiding youth in the design and painting of their own mural. Other topics include collaborative art-making techniques, working with youth who have experienced trauma, mural composition, planning community art initiatives, and leading community sculpture and performance projects. Program: 9 a.m. -…

2019 Youth Mural Project

Date:
Friday, May 31st
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Bloomington 2019 Youth Mural Project will feature a group of local youth, who will envision, design and paint their own community mural in a prominent location in downtown Bloomington, where thousands of residents will experience it each day! The project will be led by Joel Bergner, a Bloomington-Normal native who travels the globe creating public art with communities that have experienced trauma and conflict. He co-founded and co-directs Artolution, an international non-profit organization that is partnering with the ISU…

Community Art in Practice

Date:
Friday, May 31st
Time:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artolution invites local artists to train and learn their methodology through practice by participating in the painting of a large-scale community mural and in co-facilitating sessions with youth. All sessions will be led by muralist Joel Bergner. Artists must commit to at least three mural sessions with youth and attend youth workshop on Friday, May 31. Opportunity will be limited to a select few. Program Schedule: Artist Meeting: Friday May 31 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Youth Workshop: Friday, May…

June 2019

2019 Youth Performance Project

Date:
Monday, June 3rd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We have an exciting and FREE youth project for 12 youth ages 11-18. Illinois Art Station, in partnership with Artolution and BCAI -Breaking Chains & Advancing Increase School of Arts welcomes Karla (CJ) Thomas who will be facilitating a weeklong (June 3-7) dance and theater workshop with local youth. Youth will create a piece that tells their stories and will be performed during our 2019 Youth Mural Reveal on June 9 at noon. We can only accept 12 bodies, so…

2019 Youth Mural Project Reveal

Date:
Sunday, June 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join us in revealing the 2019 Youth Mural! The Bloomington Youth Mural Project in partnership with Artolution and the City of Bloomington features a group of local youth, who will envision, design and paint their own community mural in a prominent location in downtown Bloomington, where thousands of residents can experience it each day.

Itsy Arts (ages mobile – 2)

Date:
Tuesday, June 11th
Time:
1:00 am - 1:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 2-3)

Date:
Tuesday, June 11th
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 4-5)

Date:
Tuesday, June 11th
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Fine Arts Adventure Camp

Date:
Monday, June 17th
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn, experiment and play for a week-long creative extravaganza of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media making! Students will register for the whole day, and the day will be split into 3 fine arts classes + lunch. There are two age levels (6-8 year olds are in one class, 9-10 year olds are in the other class) so there will be two teaching artists there leading the class every day, Monday-Friday. Our graduate assistants will be in the classrooms…

Itsy Arts (ages 5 & under)

Date:
Monday, June 24th
Time:
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Itsy Arts will provide children ages five and under and their caregiver a safe and playful space where creativity and imagination can flourish and where motor skills, confidence, and expression can be nurtured, honed, and explored. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 5 & under)

Date:
Monday, June 24th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Itsy Arts will provide children ages five and under and their caregiver a safe and playful space where creativity and imagination can flourish and where motor skills, confidence, and expression can be nurtured, honed, and explored. FREE w/ RSVP.

July 2019

Itsy Arts (ages 5 & under)

Date:
Monday, July 22nd
Times:
9:00 am - 9:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children ages five and under and their caregiver a safe and playful space where creativity and imagination can flourish and where motor skills, confidence, and expression can be nurtured, honed, and explored. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 5 & under)

Date:
Monday, July 22nd
Times:
9:00 am - 9:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children ages five and under and their caregiver a safe and playful space where creativity and imagination can flourish and where motor skills, confidence, and expression can be nurtured, honed, and explored. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages mobile – 2)

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Time:
1:00 am - 1:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 2-3)

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 4-5)

Date:
Tuesday, July 23rd
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Claymation

Date:
Monday, July 29th
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Express your creativity while learning the mechanics of clay and digital equipment to create an original animated story! Students will register for Monday-Friday, and all ages groups are together in one class (ages 11-14). There will be one teaching artists leading the class every day. Registered students will be led through a variety of animation techniques and by the end of the week will have created an original claymation video. Fee $150 per youth. Limit of 20 seats. Registration closes…

August 2019

Itsy Arts (ages 5 & under)

Date:
Monday, August 5th
Times:
9:00 am - 9:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children ages five and under and their caregiver a safe and playful space where creativity and imagination can flourish and where motor skills, confidence, and expression can be nurtured, honed, and explored. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 5 & under)

Date:
Monday, August 5th
Times:
9:00 am - 9:45 am
10:00 am - 10:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children ages five and under and their caregiver a safe and playful space where creativity and imagination can flourish and where motor skills, confidence, and expression can be nurtured, honed, and explored. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages mobile – 2)

Date:
Thursday, August 8th
Time:
1:00 am - 1:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 2-3)

Date:
Thursday, August 8th
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.

Itsy Arts (ages 4-5)

Date:
Thursday, August 8th
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Itsy Arts will provide children and their caregiver a safe, encouraging space where creative learning happens through artmaking and play. FREE w/ RSVP.