Break out of your winter routine with art classes, camps and workshop at Krasl Art Center

Krasl Art Center (KAC) is proud to announce the Winter 2020 class & workshop schedule, with classes starting Monday, January 27, and youth spring break workshops scheduled for April 6, 8 and 9. Classes are open to both KAC members and non-members at all age ranges and skill levels. Students must register 10 days before class begins. All programs are available online at, or pick up a copy of KAC’s newsletter, the Art Update, at the center; 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph.  

After-school youth classes (ages 5-12) are available in ceramics, mixed media (including drawing & painting), and sculpture. Taught by local professional artists, these classes enrich children’s artistic skills in a fun atmosphere. Visit the education tab at for class listings, descriptions, and registration.

Art classes make a great night out, either with your partner, family member, or friend! Adult/teen (ages 13+) classes include art exploration, introduction to painting (including oil, acrylic, and watercolor), beginning and advanced ceramics courses, and color theory. Intermediate and advanced students may apply to work independently in the Clay Artist Guild. If a full course is outside of your schedule, all new and returning students are invited to register for visiting artist workshops, including Make your own Bamboo Paint Brushes (2/22), How to Stretch your Own Canvas (4/9, 4/16, & 4/23), and Color & Pose (4/11). Visit the education tab at for full listings, descriptions, and registration.

Krasl Art Center is proud to offer many free and fun art activities for families. Beginning January 8, join us at the Benton Harbor Public Library for Family Nights from 5 – 6:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, or at KAC for Family Days on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 11 AM – 12:30 PM. Adults and children work together on fun art activities and enjoy light snacks in these fun and family-focused events. Visit for the full schedule.

Movie fans can look for the 10th annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival, a 10-day event from March 13 – 22 that brings quality, independent films and animations for children & young adults to Berrien County. These films are presented on the big screen and bring shared theatrical experiences to families and the community. KAC is just one of the venues in 2020, visit for the full list and film titles. KAC titles and dates can be found at

Build Your Way Around Town, the month-long lego festival dedicated to young builders, runs from February 28 – March 25. KAC will host four workshops on March 21, including Lego Skyscraper Building and Lego Stop-Motion Animation. Workshops are free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required, with limited seats. Visit to sign up today.

Do you already have spring break fever? KAC offers youth spring break camps on April 6, 8 & 9 from 9 AM – 12 PM. Camps include Nature Prints, Nature Collage Self Portraits, Action Painting, and a Mural Painting Crash Course. Registration is open until March 28 at

For more information about classes, workshops and free learning opportunities offered at KAC, visit or call 269.983.0271. Register with complete payment online, by phone, mail-in or drop-off. Scholarships are available for families with financial need.