Pre-Event Workshops

Get ready for Cogs & Corsets with these fun workshops offered by Inside Out Accessible Gallery!

To register for any of these classes, please contact Inside Out Accessible Art Gallery – (309) 838-2160

Friday, May 3 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Steampunk pill box (snuff box) – FREE
Saturday, May 4 – 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Steampunk pill box – FREE
Saturday, May 4 – 1:00 pm -2:30 pm
  • Steampunk Hats – $24.00
Saturday, May 11 – 1:00  pm  – 2:30 pm
  • Goggles and sunglasses – $18.00
Saturday, May 18 – 9:00 am -12:00 noon
  • Steam Punk Rings – FREE
Saturday, May 18
Pick up a free coloring picture for Steampunk Art Contest
The colored pictures will be displayed between Sat, June 1 and Sat, June 8. People can vote with money for their favorite the winner will win a gift certificate to an art class. Voting will be on Saturday, June 8 between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. Pictures are due no later than June 8 at 9:00 am.
Saturday, May 18 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Beaded Hand – $12.00
Saturday, May 18 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Steampunk wire wrap old fashioned skeleton Key necklace – $12.00
Saturday, May 25 – 9:00am – 12:00 pm
  • Steampunk Cabochon zipper pull – FREE
May 25 Saturday – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Steam Punk Bottle class – $14.00
IOAA classes available at other locations:
The ARC – Area Senior Center -Normal
Friday, May 17 – 10:30-12:00 pm
Steam Punk Hats
$20.00 Hat included
$10.00 Bring your own Hat

Inside Out Accessible Art Gallery  is located at 200 West Monroe St inside the Fox and Hounds building.

Leatherwork Workshop – SOLD OUT

Wednesday, May 22 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Democrats Headquarters, 422 N Main St, Bloomington
Come join us for a hands-on leatherwork workshop at 422 N Main St! This beginner level course is perfect for anyone looking to learn basic leather crafting skills. Daniel, from Midnight Grain, will guide you through the process of creating your own unique leather piece. You will be making a choice of bracelet or cuff as well as a minimal wallet where you will learn how to cut, finish edges and saddle-stitch leather. Daniel will also spend some time going over different types of leather, sources, and tools. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity and walk away with a one-of-a-kind leather creation. Cost of $20 covers all materials. To register go to:

Event Presentations/Workshops

Creative hands-on workshops offered by Inside Out Accessible Art Gallery.

Friday, June 7 – 5:00 pm -8:00 pm
  • Cabochon necklace FREE
Saturday, June 8
  • Steampunk Rings  FREE – 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Make It Take Day – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    • Hats ($12.00), Masks ($6.00), Goggles ($7.00), sunglasses ($3.00), rings (2 for $1.00)
    • Magnifying glass – $7.00
    • Walking Sticks for kids
  • Steampunk Tea Cup  – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Make a tea cup to take to the Tea Room at Eaton’s Gallery – $6.00
  • Coloring Contest
    • Voting starts at 9:00 am
    • Winners announced after 12:00 noon
    • The winner will win a gift certificate to an Art class.
    • Coloring sheets can be picked up at IOAA starting May 18

Inside Out Accessible Art Gallery  is located at 200 West Monroe St inside the Fox and Hounds building.

A History of Steampunk with Jason Dean

The term “Steampunk” was coined in April 1987, but the core of the concept dates back to 1822 with Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine, and even further still to 1812 with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Join us for a bumpy, yet scenic, airship ride through history and alternative history as we take a tour of Steampunk’s conception and evolution into the current day. Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 am.

“REALLY Getting into Character – An Introduction to Steampunk LARP” with Jason Dean

Live Action Role Play (LARP) allows Steampunks to combine costuming, prop making, theatre, and a love of gaming all in one fun, immersive experience. Jason Dean, of the Chicago Steampunk Exposition, will share details of the new Steampunk LARP game “Steam & Sorcery,” and other similar games. Learn how you can express your Steampunk persona within the framework of narrative role play gaming. Saturday, June 8 at 1:30 pm.

Jason Dean has an extensive history of Steampunk event planning that spans back to 2008. Co-founder of Steampunk Empire social media site, founder of the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, and more recently the Chicago Steampunk Exposition, he has spent the last 16 years curating and cultivating growth in the Steampunk fandom. Dean’s latest project, the “Steam & Sorcery” LARP game, combines his passion for role playing games with his dedication to Steampunk.