FREE & FUN

You don’t have to spend money to create and learn about art at Krasl Art Center! These educational events are free and open to the public.

Depending on regional government and health professional recommendations, Family Days and Family Nights may move to a virtual format via KAC’s Facebook page for some or all events. Stay connected with additional online resources from KAC by subscribing to our e-newsletters.


VIRTUAL FAMILY NIGHTS WITH THE BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

SECOND WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH, 5-6:30 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

KAC is excited to continue partnering with the Benton Harbor Public Library to present free and fun art activities for families. Tune into KAC’s Facebook live for demonstrations with KAC teaching artists, and pick up your fundles at KAC!

JULY 8,  6  7:30 PM: COLLAGE SELF-PORTRAITS

Create a portrait of yourself or of a friend from a wide variety of mixed media materials.

AUGUST 12,  6  7:30 PM: COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS 

Learn about comic books! Create your own characters and learn how to draw them in this hands-on drawing activity.

SEPTEMBER 9: EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Do you have a story to tell? For this Family Night, become the journalist, cartoonist and editor to create your very own newspaper! 

OCTOBER 14: PAINTING PUMPKINS (& GOURDS!)

‘Tis the season for gourds and pumpkins! Express yourself and celebrate by painting on these members of the squash family.

NOVEMBER 11: ERIC CARLE CREATIONS

Eric Carle is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children’s books. He is most noted for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and has a distinct style. Get inspired by Carle’s books and create your very own Carle-inspired creatures and creations! 

DECEMBER 9: SNOWFLAKE MOBILES

Mobiles are decorative structures that are suspended in the air, freely turning in the breeze. Create your own mobile out of paper and wire, inspired by the snowflakes that fall from the sky this time of year.


VIRTUAL FAMILY DAYS

SECOND SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 11 AM-12:30 PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Adults and children learn and create side-by-side in these mini art activities.

JULY 11: ART FAIR INSPIRATION

Create art inspired by the 2020 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff poster artist! Using a similar style, technique, and subject matter, participants will add their own twist to one of the most eye-catching images at the Art Fair.

AUGUST 8: UPCYCLED CITIES

Gather supplies from your recycling bins and imagine new possibilities for your old plastic milk jugs, tissue boxes and more by turning them into groovy cityscapes.

SEPTEMBER 12: HAND-DYED YARN

*REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT KRASL.ORG

Sometimes you just want to get a little messy and focus on a process. Miss Dani, a local fiber artist will teach you how to hand dye your own wool yarn. This is a free event with limited space and registration is required. 

OCTOBER 10: PAINTING PUMPKINS (& GOURDS!)

‘Tis the season for gourds and pumpkins! Express yourself and celebrate by painting on these members of the squash family.

NOVEMBER 14: HARVEST CORNUCOPIAS 

Celebrate the end of the harvest season by creating a miniature cornucopia out of found objects and mixed media materials.

DECEMBER 12: SKI SLOPE RACING

Create your own miniature snowboarder out of mixed media materials to race down a giant ski slope! Toboggans, skis and sliding penguins are also eligible for racing.


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