„The creative space enables children and adolescents to play spontaneously, unregulated and immersed in themselves, to experience forces, to open up potentials inside and outside, to act out fantasies and in relation to reality. As an art therapist at KRASS, I have been accompanying our participants in this process for over 4 years, by making this space experienceable together through considerate, protective letting-be with form, color, the means of art and the methods of art therapy. I am proud to be a part of the KRASS family and thus to be there especially for the children who desperately need this experience.“Melanie Schims
Music and media
Chairman of the Advisory Board
„Krass e.V. offers me the opportunity to realize myself and to convey my artistic skills to children and young people within the framework of cultural education and participation. In the last four years, I have been able to realize over 20 projects and provide hundreds of children and young people with free access to artistic activities.“Jason Firchow
„It’s amazing what a handful of nails, a few meters of string and a wooden board can do. Coordination, concentration and an inner, almost meditative calm set in at the same time. The final broad and satisfied smile rounds off the “mutable”. Exactly this own experience I would like to pass on in my workshops. The effect is equally exciting for “small” or “big”, but especially the children, whom KRASS addresses, can give free rein to their creativity and fade out or process the heavy everyday life for a while. No more but also no less is my drive. A nice feeling!“Catinka Ghiea
„KRASS is help for children without detours. It’s remarkable what Claudia Seidensticker and the volunteers get up to and how much strength and optimism it gives. It’s a wonderful feeling to be a part of it.“Carina Gonzalez
Art and school education
„I like working for KRASS because it is important to me that all children have access to education and culture. We achieve this through our great team and our good teamwork. At KRASS, I can contribute my own ideas and see how great children can develop with our support.“Katja Hübbers
Art / Photography / Media
„Developing creativity together connects and opens the mind and heart. I am always very fulfilled when children enthusiastically reach into the materials, try something out, discover, create and show and explain to others. Through art, self-confidence can be developed. Yes I can do something, I have created something! These are very nice moments for me when I see children’s eyes shine.“Gabi Luigs
„I like working at KRASS e.V. because we can carry out many great projects with the kids with a committed, creative team. The creativity that is unleashed supports the kids and makes them strong for their everyday lives.“Melanie Oberreuther
„Why is art education for children & young people important for you personally?
There is no right or wrong. Creativity opens doors, invites playful experimentation, creates decisiveness, self-esteem and concentration in a world that is distracting, overwhelmed and scheduled.“Barbara Rückert
Mareike van Elsbergen
Visual arts and art therapy
„I am at KRASS to develop and implement artistic, child-rich projects. Here I may and was allowed to work with many people in an inspiring way. I am allowed to fully develop my creative drive and wealth of ideas.“Mareike van Elsbergen
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