SHAC Volunteer Megan McKee teaches children about music during Free Summer Art Classes.

It’s nearly time for our longest running program to get into high gear. The Free Children’s Summer Arts & Crafts Classes will be under the care of Southern Hills Arts Council Board member Bob Eisnaugle this summer and are being funded by United Fund of Jackson County.

Classes will be held every Tuesday and every Thursday morning from 10 to 11:15 a.m. July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27 at three location in Jackson County. Classes ill be held at the Markay, 269, E. Main St., Jackson; The Oak Hill Public Library, 226 S. Front St., Oak Hill and The Depot, on South Railroad Avenue, Wellston.

Children who have completed kindergarten through 4th grades are eligible for these free classes. You must call Southern Hills Arts Council at 740-286-6355 to register your children.

Each week children will learn a different medium with a different teacher, ergo you can take your vacation and still have the kids attend when you’re in town. They won’t have to worry about catching up with a program already underway.
Kids will be taught by Shawn Gentry, Chrissie Thompson and Angie Talbert on varying topics such as music, drawing cartoon characters and painting.

In all cases, parents and guardians are welcome to stay with the children. In the larger classes, additional adult assistance is always welcomed.

Parents, please dress your children in clothing that can bear sitting on the floor, marching around the room, and can stand a dab of glue or paint.

Southern Hills send thanks to United Fund of Jackson County for providing yet another wonderful adventure for area children at no cost.