Presence Life Connections

Planting for Pollinators and Beekeeping

Saturday, March 30, 10-11:30 am
Located: Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, 901 N Entrance Ave, Kankakee, IL 60915

In conjunction with Elizabeth Busey’s exhibition, this program will help participants explore different ways to be good stewards of the Earth. Learn about pollinators beyond bees and the plants that attract them with the University of Illinois Extension Office. This event is free and open to the public.

 

45 Ideas in 45 Minutes: Fresh Ideas for Children's Creativity

Saturday, June 8, 10-11:30 am
Located: Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, 901 N Entrance Ave, Kankakee, IL 60915

This program is for anyone who works with young children in a professional or home setting. The aim is to help elementary and early childhood educators (and parents) to share and learn fresh ways to engage children in creative thinking and get to know others in the field. KCC Professor and Program Coordinator of Child Development, Sara Gowler will be attending to share some of her creative ideas too.

The audience will be bringing the information about their own (already tested) creative projects for young people. All participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring ideas. Participants will have one minute to stand up, state their name, and describe their project to the audience. This will be a fast paced review of interesting ideas to encourage creative thinking in young people. At the end of the session, participants are welcome to continue sharing these ideas and mingle. We are not just looking for art ideas, but writing prompts, simple engineering projects, etc. Think of all your creative STEAM projects to share for children ranging from preschoolers through 5th grade. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

 

Basket Weaving with Liam Smietanski

Wednesday, June 27, 6-9 pm
Located: Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, 901 N Entrance Ave, Kankakee, IL 60915

$25 pay at the door. Preregistration required. Register early. Space is limited to 15 on this class.

 

Mixed Media project on canvas with Andy Palmer

Thursday, July 12, 6-8 pm
Located: Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, 901 N Entrance Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901

Join Andy Palmer to create a summer themed work of art using found objects. We will have all types of paper, crayons, markers, paint, nicknacks, string, glue, wood, plastic, and more to make a piece as unique as you!
$25 pay at the door. Preregistration required.

 

Clay Project with Andy Palmer

Wednesday, August 8, 6-8 pm
Located: Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery, 901 N Entrance Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901

$25 pay at the door. Preregistration required.

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