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The most recent offering of the JCAC was the creation of a miniature resurrection garden, facilitated by horticulturist, Rhonda Allen. The class was wildly popular, and each participant took home an attractive tabletop display, just in time for Easter celebrations. Earlier in the week, a kids’ class, led by Joan and Meredith Dougherty, decorated clay pots with thumbprint art. They will be meeting with Jersey High FFA students to tour their greenhouse and plant flowers in their newly-decorated spring pots.
The current schedule of classes and events is listed below.
Thursday, April 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
• If you loved Trudy Cairn’s first dot art painting class, here is another free opportunity. During this session, for ages 7 and above, decorate a beautiful butterfly mandala, using a variety of everyday tools.
Friday, April 22, 6 to 9 p.m.
• Local artist, Darla Cavins, will guide participants to transform newspaper, cardboard, whitewash, and other materials, to create a “Hanging the Laundry” mixed media collage. The class is free and is open to anyone aged 14 and above.
Saturday, April 23, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
• In honor of Earth Day, join us for the NASA Space Place Art Challenge! A variety of materials will be provided for kids to create art about their vision of our Earth in the future. Some of your completed work may be selected by NASA to be posted to their website! Sherry Droste will host this free class for children ages 6 to 12.
Thursday, April 28, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
• The third class in the dot art painting series will again be facilitated by local artist, Trudy Cairns. Kids, ages 7 and older, will use everyday items to create an adorable honeybee. There are two more upcoming classes in this free series.
Additional Upcoming Classes and Events
• Clay bead-making with Jerseyville jewelry artist, Robin Soehnlin.
• Cinco de Mayo party for kids.
• Wet-on wet, acrylic landscape painting with trained painter, Julie Wock.
• Auditions for a community children’s choir
• Open house and art exhibit at the Jerseyville First Presbyterian Church
Unless otherwise indicated, all classes are held in the basement of the Jerseyville First Presbyterian Church. Registration is required, and there are maximum enrollment numbers. To register, visit the arts council’s Facebook page at JerseyCountyArtsCouncil@facebook.com. Use the online registration forms posted under each Event tab. Anyone interested may also email a registration to email@example.com. For questions, or additional information, please call 618-639-5232.