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4:30 – 6:00 pm – Join us for art and other activities! Enjoy a slice of pizza + drink.
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Third Thursday participants may join us for free, open swim time!

Masks required for ages 5 and older.

Click the tabs below to read more about each monthly artist and theme: 

April 15 - Local Artist, Alicia Griffith

Local Artist: Everyone will all be invited to contribute to a spring scene on a huge canvas mural. You can paint anything spring-themed such as rainbows, flowers, sunshine, and clouds! Then, we will create beautiful symmetrical butterflies using paper, scissors, tempera paints, dripping paint, folding, a rolling pin, and pipe cleaners to add to the spring scene. The final mural will be on display at the Kroc Center for everyone to admire.

This is a drop-in art project so you can join in at any time from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. All ages are encouraged to participate! Remember, each Third Thursday includes a slice of pizza for participants, an art activity, Kroc-led activities and open swim time!

Kroc Community Art: Each week, Kroc staff members will lead a community art project, too! This week we are going to work together to make a community quilt.

May 20 - Local Artist, Cecilia Ho

Local Artist: Local fiber artist Cecilia Ho will teach you how to turn colorful wool fibers into beautiful wool felt paintings. You will explore wool, create a mini wool holder by loosely weaving natural wool fibers, practice needle felting, and much more!

This is a drop-in art project so you can join in at any time from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. All ages are encouraged to participate! Remember, each Third Thursday includes a slice of pizza for participants, an art activity, Kroc-led activities and open swim time!

Kroc Community Art: Each week, Kroc staff members will lead a community art project, too! This week we are going to work together to create a community rock garden for our outdoor area!

June 17 - Local Dancers, Carolina Dance Collaborative

JUNE 17: MEET LOCAL DANCERS, CAROLINA DANCE COLLABORATIVE

Local Artist: Let’s get moving with a fun afternoon of dance for both caretaker and child – no experience necessary! Carolina Dance Collaborative instructor will be onsite to host workshops for ages 2 and up to explore movement, learn how our bodies work in and through space, and to create choreography together. Enjoy collaborating with new and old friends as we experience the wonderful art of dance!

This Third Thursday has a preschool workshop and a bigger kid workshop between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm! As always, participate in other Kroc-led activities and enjoy a slice of pizza and swim time when you visit us for Third Thursdays!

Kroc Community Art: Each week, Kroc staff members will lead a community art project, too! This week we are going to work together to create woven frames with fabric.

July 15 - Local Jewelry Maker, Barbara Poole

Local Artist: Create a special necklace during this Third Thursday with our homeschool art teacher, Barbara! Join us for a jewelry-making experience where you will learn some basic skills including wire wrapping a loop as a bail, work hardening wire and selecting coordinating materials to create a beautiful necklace to take home! Younger participants (4 and under) will explore beads and stringing.

This is a drop-in art project so you can join in at any time from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. All ages are encouraged to participate! Remember, each Third Thursday includes a slice of pizza for participants, an art activity, Kroc-led activities and open swim time!

Kroc Community Art: Each week, Kroc staff members will lead a community art project, too! This week we are going to work together to create a large display of canvases with squeeze and spray art.