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Nathan Margoni
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Registration is open for Krasl Art Center fall classes 
 Learn how to throw a pot, draw a portrait, paint with oils or acrylics, explore photography, learn how to dye and weave, and so much more.
AUGUST 4, 2022 - ST. JOSEPH, MICH. – Register for an art class in one of Krasl Art Center’s (KAC) studios this fall and learn a new artistic skill! Fall education programs run September – December* and include 12-week youth classes (ages 5 – 12) and teen/adult (ages 13+) classes running four to twelve weeks. Experienced ceramic artists are also invited to apply for KAC’s Clay Artist Guild. Visit krasl.org for class information, scholarship details, and to register before September 12.

But hurry! Space is limited. Learn about KAC’s education programs and online class descriptions at krasl.org/education/

*KAC also offers youth camps during winter break (January 3 – 6, 2023). Camp registration will open on October 1. Renew your KAC Membership to get early registration, or sign up for email updates at krasl.org/contact for an email reminder from KAC.

KAC TEEN ARTS COUNCIL
KAC’s Teen Arts Council (TAC) meets year-round to build a community of artists ages 13 – 19 who are interested in pursuing art beyond what is available at school. Meetings have covered topics like college prep, writing workshops, skill building, art making, and more. The TAC has plans for free meetings, workshops, and field trips this school year - the best way to stay in the loop is to visit their Instagram page, @kraslteens. 

The group is always growing and open to new members — stop in every Thursday at 6 pm at KAC to check it out.

EXPLORE YOUTH CLASSES 
Ages 5 – 7 and 8 –12 | $180 for KAC Members ($275 for non-members)

Y.57.1: WEDNESDAY MUD PUPPIES | 5–7 YRS
12 WED. CLASSES, 4–6 PM | SEPT. 21 – DEC. 14
(NO CLASS NOV. 23)
Teaching Artist: Dani Davis

Y.57.1: WEDNESDAY MUD PUPPIES| 5 – 7 YRS
12 WED. CLASSES, 4–6 PM | SEPT. 21 – DEC. 14
(NO CLASS NOV. 23)
Teaching Artist: Keith Stevens

Y.57.3: THURSDAY MUD PUPPIES | 5 – 7 YRS
12 THURS. CLASSES, 1 – 3 PM | SEPT. 22 – DEC. 15
(NO CLASS NOV. 24)
Teaching Artist: Sherrie Styx

Y.812.1: 3D ART SAMPLER | 8 – 12 YRS
12 WED. CLASSES, 4 – 6 PM | SEPT. 21 – DEC. 14
(NO CLASS NOV. 23)
Teaching Artist: Sherrie Styx

Y.812.2: MUD MAKERS | 8 – 12 YRS
12 WED. CLASSES, 1 – 3 PM | SEPT. 21 – DEC. 14
(NO CLASS NOV. 23)
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Zona

Y.812.3: DRAWING & PAINTING TECHNIQUES | 8 – 12 YRS
12 THURS. CLASSES, 1 – 3 PM | SEPT. 22 – DEC. 15 
(NO CLASS NOV. 24)
Teaching Artist: Dani Davis

Y.812.4: ART TIME MACHINE | 8 – 12 YRS
12 MON. CLASSES. 4 – 6 PM |SEPT. 19 – DEC. 12
(NO CLASS NOV. 21)
Teaching Artist: Amy Story

DISCOVER TEEN/ADULT CLASSES 
Ages 13+ | 4, 8, & 12-Week classes | Non-member/KAC Member Prices listed
 
A.PH.1: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECH | 13+ YRS
8 THURS. CLASSES, 6 – 8:30 PM |SEPT. 22 – NOV. 10
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS
BRING YOUR OWN DSLR CAMERA
Teaching Artist: Lea Bult

A.1317.1: SCREENPRINTING BASICS |13 – 17 YRS
12 MON. CLASSES, 4:30 – 6:30 PM | SEPT. 20 – DEC. 13
(NO CLASS NOV. 22)
TUITION: $275/$180 MEMBERS
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Zona

A.C.1: INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS | 13+ YRS
8 WED. CLASSES, 6:30 – 9 PM | SEPT. 21 – NOV. 9
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS, CLAY: $25 PER BAG
Teaching Artist: Jennifer Zona

A.C.2: INTRODUCTION TO WHEEL THROWING| 13+ YRS
8 MON. CLASSES, 4 – 6 PM | SEPT. 19 – NOV. 14
(NO CLASS OCT. 31)
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS, CLAY: $25 PER BAG
Teaching Artist: Paola Gracida

A.C.3: POTTERY 101 |13+ YRS
8 THURS. CLASSES, 10 AM – 12:30 PM | SEPT. 16 – NOV. 4
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS, CLAY: $25 PER BAG
Teaching Artist: Becky Wehmer

A.C.4: INTERMEDIATE WHEEL THROWING | 13+ YRS
8 MON. CLASSES, 6:30 – 9 PM |SEPT. 19 – NOV. 14
(NO CLASS OCT. 31)
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS, CLAY: $25 PER BAG
Teaching Artist: Noelle Ringer

A.C.5: DAYTIME INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS | 13+ YRS
8 WED. CLASSES, 10 AM – 12:30 PM | SEPT. 21 – NOV. 3
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS, CLAY: $25 PER BAG
Teaching Artist: Pete Nyce

A.D.1: DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS | 13+ YRS
8 WED. CLASSES, 6:30 – 9 PM | SEPT. 21 – NOV. 9
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS, MATERIALS FEE: $15
Teaching Artist: Lea Bult

A.D.2: COLORED PENCIL PORTRAITS | 13+ YRS
8 TUES. CLASSES 6:30 – 9 PM | SEPT. 20 – NOV. 8
TUITION: $160/$150, MATERIALS FEE: $35
Teaching Artist: Miranda Heward

A.D.3: DRAWING & PAINTING PEOPLE | 13+ YRS
8 TUES. CLASSES, 6:30 – 9 PM | SEPT. 20 – NOV. 8
TUITION: $160/$150, MATERIALS FEE: $35
Teaching Artist: Zech Ray

A.D.4: INDEPENDENT STUDY & PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT | 13+ YRS
8 THURS. CLASSES, 1:30 – 4 PM | SEPT. 22 – NOV. 10
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS
Teaching Artist: Lea Bult

A.D.5: CHARCOAL FANTASY DRAWINGS | 13+ YRS
4 TUES. CLASSES, 1 – 3:30 PM | OCT. 18 – NOV. 8
TUITION: $85/$75 MEMBERS
Teaching Artist: David Baker

A.J.1: INTRODUCTION TO ENAMELING | 13+ YRS
8 THURS. CLASSES, 6 – 8:30 PM |SEPT. 22 – NOV. 10
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS, MATERIALS FEE: $45
Teaching Artist: Vicki Cook

A.P.1: WATERCOLOR EXPERIMENTATION BOOK | 13+ YRS
8 MON. CLASSES, 1 – 3:30 PM |SEPT. 19 – NOV. 7 
TUITION: $125/$135
Teaching Artist: Kerry Binnington

A.P.2: INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLICS | 13+ YRS
8 MON. CLASSES, 6:30 – 9 PM |SEPT. 19 – NOV. 14
(NO CLASS OCT. 31)
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS
Teaching Artist: Sharron Ott

A.P.3: INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING | 13+ YRS
8 THURS. CLASSES, 6:30 – 9 PM | SEPT. 22 – NOV. 10
TUITION: $160/$150 MEMBERS
Teaching Artist: Lea Bult

ARTIST WORKSHOPS
Led by local and visiting artists, these one or two-day intensive workshops are typically focused on intermediate and advanced techniques for students age 14+. Learn about all the upcoming fall workshops at https://krasl.org/education/workshops/

SCHOLARSHIP
Krasl Art Center strives to make high-quality art experiences accessible to all members of the community. Student scholarships are critical to fulfilling KAC’s mission to "Inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts."  

With increased support from individual donors and member, KAC is thrilled to announce that up to $3,500 in scholarship funds are now available for youth and adult students. Scholarships may be applied to tuition, material fees, and transportation for all KAC youth camps, youth classes, and adult classes. Priority is given to students whose families have the greatest financial need.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING IS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY:

Tony Belski ($1,500 for Benton Harbor youth students)
Dorothy and Paul Cayo in memory of Sarah E. Cayo ($1,000 for youth experiencing medical stress) 
Krasl Art Center (up to $1,000 for transportation and tuition)

APPLY FOR A STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship applications may be completed online at https://krasl.org/education/scholarships/ or in-person at 707 Lake Blvd. St. Joseph, MI 49085. 

CLAY ARTIST GUILD
Experienced ceramic artists are encouraged to apply for membership to KAC’s Clay Artist Guild. The guild program provides experienced ceramicists with independent access to KAC’s ceramics and glazing studio. Members are invited to participate in a number of events and programs throughout the year. KAC believes the cooperative interaction of people in the studio is a rich source of artistic development carried out in a mutually supportive environment and is able to offer multiple options for guild membership.

Learn more and begin the application process at krasl.org/education/adult/artist-guilds/

Curbside Guild Membership
$25/month
Curbside Guild Membership includes cone 04 bisque and cone 6 glaze firings. Members may drop off/pick up art to be fired* during KAC open hours, but MUST email nmargoni@krasl.org 24 hours ahead of time.
 
In-Studio Membership
$50/month
In-Studio Guild Membership includes cone 04 bisque and cone 6 glaze firings, house-made glazes, and independent use of the ceramic and glazing studios during open hours. Wheels, slab-roller, and other hand tools are available.
 
Open Studio Hours:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm
About Krasl Art Center:
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit krasl.org.
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