Printmaking, nature weaving,
finger painting, printmaking,
critters … and Koinonia!
It’s an Arts and Crafts Festival
for area families
Area youngsters and their families can dabble in every fun kind of art
imaginable at the Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, April 21 at
Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center. And it’s free! The special
day for area students and their families is sponsored by Manchester
College’s art students, its Koinonia Center and its Alumni Office.
No reservations are necessary. Children and their families can just show
up at Koinonia, about 4 miles south of Pierceton, off Indiana 13. The
festival runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. (Koinonia has
plenty of shelter.)
Participants will discover fascinating links between art and nature,
with lots of crafts, art experiences and learning stations. Activities
include paper-making, salt dough pendants, printmaking, nature weaving,
finger paining, recycled art and nature, and lots more.
The Arts and Crafts Festival also gives Manchester College students in
Jenna Oke’s elementary arts and crafts course practical experience in
art lessons that incorporate nature. Participants will learn about the
community spirit of art and environmental issues. Refreshments are
available for a small fee to support the College’s A Cappella Choir
performance at Carnegie Hall in May.
Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center is about 4 miles south of U.S.
30 and Pierceton or about 12 miles north of North Manchester, off
Indiana 13. Road signs n Indiana 13 mark the way, placed north and south
of Kosciusko County Road 650 South.
Ecologically diverse, Koinonia covers about 100 acres, including a
5-acre lake, educational walks and paths, a large wetland complex with
walkway, observation decks, prairieland, and residential retreat
For more about Koinonia, contact director Rainn Lukas MacPhail at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the College website at
www.manchester.edu and type Koinonia into the search field.