Free and Fun

You don’t have to spend money to create and learn about art at the 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.

SEPTEMBER 5: CEREAL BOX FANCY HATS

Create an extravagant hat using everyday materials. Bring your own or choose from our selection of recycled cereal boxes.

OCTOBER 3: EXQUISITE CORPSE FLIP BOOKS

Exquisite corpse drawing is a technique invented by Surrealists, where collaborators complete each other’s drawings without ever seeing the entire image.  This technique produces wonderful and strange creatures, so it is a perfect activity to get you in the mood for Halloween.

NOVEMBER 7: RELIEF PRINTMAKING

Taking inspiration from prints in the Personal to Political exhibition on view in the Krasl Art Center galleries, participants will learn to carve images into foam plates and print on paper.

DECEMBER 5: WATERCOLOR SNOWBALL EXPERIMENTS

Watercolor is a versatile painting medium that can be altered by using salt, bubbles, and even snowballs!  Weather depending, participants will use snow and other materials to experiment with different watercolor effects.


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.

SEPTEMBER 8: CLAY MASKS

Create fun or scary masks out of clay by combining basic geometric shapes, cutting eye holes, and carving designs.  Pick up your fired mask the following Saturday, September 15.

OCTOBER 13: SCULPTING COMMUNITY

Celebrate our grassy new grounds and monumental Richard Hunt sculpture by playing outdoor art games and creating Richard Hunt inspired drawings and sculptures.

NOVEMBER 10: HENNA TATTOOS

Create intricate designs on your arms or hands with henna.  Artist Meeta Kedia will show examples of traditional henna tattoos and discuss their meaning as participants design and apply their own temporary henna tattoos.

decEMBER 8: HYBRID FLYING MACHINES

Taking inspiration from Esterio Segura’s Hibrido de Chrysler, on view in the galleries, participants will create collage drawings that give the power of flight to earth-bound objects.


STUDIO OPEN HOUSE: MICHIGAN WILDLIFE

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2-4 PM
PRESENTATION BY SARETT NATURE CENTER NATURALIST @ 3 PM

Create art inspired by a different Michigan animal in every studio at the Studio Open House! Learn about our upcoming Fall art classes, meet our teaching artists and enjoy snacks and beverages as you try drawing, painting, animation, ceramics and more! Visitors will also have a chance to see live animals and learn from a Sarett Nature Center naturalist. All ages are welcome.


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