The Jersey Arts Council offers the opportunity to paint, create

Class members work on Resurrection Gardens during a recent Jersey County Arts Council class. Each participant took home a table display for the Easter celebrations.

Jersey County Arts Council

JERSEYVILLE – The Jersey County Arts Council offers a variety of activities to unleash your creative and artistic side.

In honor of Earth Day, which was Friday, the group is hosting the NASA Space Place Art Challenge starting at 10:30 a.m. today. Materials will be provided for the children to create works of art on their vision of the Earth in the future. Some completed work may be selected by NASA for publication on its website. Sherry Droste will lead this free class for children ages 6-12.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the third class in the dot-art painting series will be hosted by artist Trudy Cairns. Children ages 7 and up will use everyday objects to create a bee. There are two more courses coming in this free series.

Other upcoming events include clay bead making with Jerseyville jewelry artist Robin Soehnlin, a Cinco de Mayo party for the kids, acrylic landscape painting with painter Julie Wock, and an open house and party. art exhibit at Jerseyville First Presbyterian Church.

All classes are held at Jerseyville First Presbyterian Church. Registration is compulsory and there is a maximum number of registrations. To register, go to the arts council’s Facebook page at or send an e-mail registration to [email protected]

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