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

Free Children’s Summer Art Classes are held each summer and in 2016, were funded by United Fund of Jackson County.

Classes are held every Tuesday and every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at three locations in Jackson County – The Markay Cultural Arts Center, 269, E. Main St., Jackson; The Oak Hill Public Library, 226 S. Front St., Oak Hill and The Depot, on South Railroad Avenue, Wellston.

Each week children 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. Children who have completed kindergarten through 4th grades are eligible for these free classes.


SHAC Volunteer and CCAD student Rachel Green teaches children about animation.

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

Kids are educated on varying topics such as music, animation and drawing cartoon characters.

Please call the Southern Hills Arts Council at 740.286.6355 for more information.