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.

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.


FAMILY NIGHTS @ THE BENTON HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

213 E WALL ST, BENTON HARBOR, MI 49022
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.


JUNE 10, 6 7:30 PM: MODELING MAGIC BIRDS 

Storytime with Miss Kat of the Benton Harbor Public Library and a clay art project with Miss Dani at the Krasl Art Center! The book and the art project will be about animals that chirp.

Tune in to KAC’s YouTube event by clicking here.

ART SUPPLIES:
FREE ART FUNDLES are available for curbside pickup (see information below). You can also gather your own supplies and create your own air-dry clay from scratch.

WHAT MATERIALS TO GATHER:
– Air Dry Clay / Modeling Clay
– Wax Paper / Freezer Paper
– Paint (Preferably tempera or water-soluble, for easy clean up!) We’ll be using red, yellow, blue, and black paint. But use whatever colors you’d like!
– Popsicle Sticks, Toothpicks and/or Paint Brushes
– Container for Water
– Paper Towel / Wet Wipes
– Newspaper, for help containing some of the mess!

No air dry clay? No problem! Miss Dani will be teaching us how to make her personal recipe for Air Dry Clay (aka Cold Porcelain) at KAC’s Live @ Lunch, Thursday, June 4th, 12 PM. You can also find the step-by-step instructions for making it by following this link: https://krasl.org/education/art-at-home-resourses/

ART FUNDLES:

Krasl Art Center will be handing out Art Fundle Activity packs with materials for roughly three participants (that were carefully and sanitarily put together) for both our Family Day and Family Night Activities. Get some for you and yours with curbside pickup at KAC, by emailing Emily McKenna, emckenna@krasl.org, to claim your Art Fundle! These Art Fundles are FREE, but they will not be on a first come first served basis but rather, created by order. When emailing Emily, list what Art Fundle you’d like (Family Day or Family Night), how many people will be participating, and what time you’d like to pick up based on the times listed below.

PRE-ORDERED CURBSIDE PICK-UP:

  • Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Friday, June 5, 11 AM – 1 PM or  4 PM – 6 PM
    Monday, June 8, 11 AM – 1PM  or 4PM – 6 PM

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.


FAMILY DAYS @ 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.

 

JUNE 13: FOUND OBJECT WALL HANGING

Get outside and collect fallen sticks, branches and other items from your yard. Paint, decorate and learn how to turn them into wall art for your home.

 

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


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