Free and 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.

FAMILY NIGHTS @ THE BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

213 E WALL ST, BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022
FIRST 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.

PAINTING & PLANTING

MAY 8, 5 – 6:30 PM
213 E WALL ST, BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022
Get ready for spring by decorating flower pots with acrylic paints and mixed media!  Add dirt and seeds and take it home to watch it grow.

 

ARTMOBILES

JUNE 12, 4 – 5:30 PM
213 E WALL ST, BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022
Building off of a basic wooden car, participants will paint decals and add googly eyes, buttons, feathers and more to create fast and furious art to race down the track.

 

ACTION PAINTING

JULY 10, 4 – 5:30 PM
213 E WALL ST, BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022
Learn about abstract painters who fling, smear, and scrape paint onto their canvases, and then try it yourself!  Participants will use washable paint and experiment with blowing bubbles and dripping paint.

 

COLLAGE SELF-PORTRAITS

AUGUST 14, 4 – 5:30 PM
213 E WALL ST, BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022
Create a surreal self-portrait by combining images cut out from magazines, scrapbooks and other printed materials.  You might be surprised by your resemblance!

 


FAMILY DAYS @ THE KRASL ART CENTER

707 LAKE BLVD., ST JOSEPH, MI 49085
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.

BODY LANGUAGE SHADOW TRACING

MAY 11, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Inspired by artwork in Body Language on view in the KAC galleries, participants will trace their shadows onto a black piece of paper, cut out the shape, and decorate with collage and construction-paper crayons.

 

DIY PAPER KITES

JUNE 8, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Design, build and decorate your own kite using paper, bamboo and sticks, markers and string.

 

 

KIDZONE TENT AT THE KRASL ART FAIR ON THE BLUFF

JULY 13, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Join us at the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff for a free art activity in the KidZone tent! This summer, you will find the tent on Pearl Street and open during the entire art fair.

 

FAMOUS ARTIST FINGER PUPPETS

AUGUST 10, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Learn about artists by seeing large reproductions of their work, and create miniature portraits of them in the form of finger puppets!  

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