Public Programs: Free Admission

 

FAMILY DAYS 2017

SATURDAYS, 11 AM-12:30 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Stop by the KAC art galleries for coffee, snacks, and art activities.  Fun for the whole family!

TURKEY PUPPETS!

NOVEMBER 11
Get ready for Thanksgiving by making turkey puppets!  Add beaks, feathers, gobblers and more to your sock or stick puppet and you are ready to perform for the family.









CLAY DAY: INSPIRED BY SUSAN BEINER

DECEMBER 9
Inspired by artlab artist Susan Beiner, participants will create a collaborative sculpture out of clay to be displayed in the KAC library.  Participants will use clay and underglaze to create flower-like forms to be stacked and grouped into a large sculpture.


 

PECHAKUCHA

DECEMBER 7, 7PM
BOX FACTORY FOR THE ARTS
$3 SUGGESTED DONATION
If you want to be surprised and inspired by the talent, creativity and passion in our local community, PechaKucha is the event for you!  Japanese for “chit chat,” PechaKucha is a concise presentation format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each (total 6 min 40 sec), where community members share their experiences and creative projects.  You never know quite what to expect, but be prepared to laugh, cry, and have fun.
 






 

STUDIO OPEN HOUSE: ART OLYMPICS

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2-4 PM
Hone your athletic and art abilities before the Winter Olympics and KAC classes begin!  Olympic-themed art activities will take place in every studio.  Meet our gold-medal art instructors, compete in different art events, and stay warm with hot chocolate and snacks.



 

FAMILY DAYS 2018

SATURDAYS, 11 AM-12:30 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Stop by the KAC art galleries for coffee, snacks, and art activities.  Fun for the whole family!

FEBRUARY 24: SCULPTING COMMUNITY GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRATION
EXTENDED HOURS: 11 AM-2 PM
Celebrate the transformation of the KAC grounds and the new monumental sculpture by Richard Hunt at this family-friendly event.  Turn construction hard-hats into wearable sculptures, create your own public sculpture models out of clay, and enjoy snacks and beverages as we kick off this exciting new chapter of the Krasl Art Center.










MARCH 24: CLAY DAY- IT’S FINALLY SPRING!
BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY- 2ND FLOOR, 213 EAST WALL STREET, BENTON HARBOR
Create birds, bugs, flowers, and all things spring out of clay!  All artwork created on Family Day will be fired in the KAC kilns and returned to the Benton Harbor Library to be put on display.





APRIL 28: UPCYCLED CARTOONY CHARACTERS
RE-IMAGINE CONSIGNMENT, 416 STATE STREET, ST. JOSEPH
*EMAIL EDUCATION@KRASL.ORG TO RSVP
ReImagine Consignment is all about re-using, re-purposing and re-creating!  Participants will learn how to combine and alter wood, plastic, metal and fabric items saved from the landfill to make cartoony characters with KAC instructor Keith Stevens.  


 

 

COASTLINE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL

The Krasl Art Center is thrilled to be a venue for the 2018 Coastline Children’s Film Festival!  Join us for screenings throughout the week including the premiere screening and the grand finale with live music by Dr. Larry Schanker!  Donations are appreciated.  See www.coastlinechildrensfilmfestival.com for film descriptions and the full schedule.

*All titles are subject to change.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9
6 PM Opening Night Premiere Pajama Party
7 PM NY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL- Kid Flix 1 (65 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 10
2:30 PM Mary and the Witch’s Flower (100 min)

TUESDAY, MARCH 13
6:30 PM Hobbyhorse Revolution (90 min)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
1 PM Unstuck (22 min) + additional short film TBD

THURSDAY, MARCH 15
6:30 PM Village of Dreams (112 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 17
1:30 PM NY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL- Kid Flix 2 (53 min)

SUNDAY, MARCH 18
4 PM Grand Finale Silent Film Screening with accompaniment by Dr. Larry Schanker on the piano.  Safety Last with Harold Lloyd (73 min)

BUILD YOUR WAY AROUND TOWN

The Krasl Art Center is participating in Build Your Way Around Town, a month of LEGO brick building activities in Southwest Michigan.  LEGO Workshops are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but spaces are limited.  Register today at www.krasl.org/learn/programs.

LEGO SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION
MARCH 17
AGES 5-7
BYWAT1: 12-1:30 PM
BYWAT2: 2:30-4 PM
Using LEGO’s Architecture Studio design toolkit, students will work in teams to design and build skyscrapers that are tall, strong, and delightful.  

LEGO STOP-MOTION ANIMATION 
MARCH 17
AGES 8-12
BYWAT3: 12-1:30 PM
BYWAT4: 2:30-4 PM
Young animators will bring LEGOS to life as they collaborate to make short stop-motion animation videos.  Final videos will be uploaded to the KAC Youtube page to be seen by the public.

COMMUNITY STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

Each year, Berrien RESA, The Box Factory for the Arts, and the Krasl Art Center work together to present two amazing student art shows, one for elementary students and one for middle school and high school students. These art shows allow local students to exhibit their artwork in a professional venue and have it viewed by hundreds of people in our communities. 

Elementary Art Exhibition
Location: Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI
Reception with the Artists: Saturday, March 10, 12-2 PM
Art will be on view March 10-24

Middle and High School Exhibition
Location: Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI
Reception with the Artists: Tuesday, April 10, 6-8 PM
Art will be on view April 10-28

Untitled by Allyson White, winner of 2017 Emerging Artist Award