teen boy and preteen girl in front of easels painting


June 10, 1 to 3 p.m. AND June 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

In this fast-paced, hands-on, two-part workshop, youth will:

  • Learn beginner-level techniques with gouache and watercolor paints
  • Discuss design elements and color mixing
  • Create a still-life painting unique to them

$20 per youth for the two-part workshop. Registration is required and opens 5/14/21. Space is limited. No need to be a 4-H member to participate.

University of Illinois Extension | Kendall County | 7775B IL Route 47 | Yorkville IL 60560

Special notes:

  • Plan to bring items from home for your subject, such as some fruit, a small plant, or a vase with a flower. You can choose what you want to paint, but please use good judgement.
  • Though the paints are water-based, please wear clothes that can get dirty because we will be learning techniques that require other supplies.
  • Curriculum, in part, comes from the 4-H book "Portfolio Pathways: Painting, Printing and Graphic Design." The book is not required to participate.
  • This is a two-part workshop and the first class is the prerequisite for the second class.
For questions, contact Kim Eisnaugle, 4-H Program Coordinator, at keisnaug@illinois.edu or 630-553-5823. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the event organizer. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.
At this event, face masks will be required, and distancing, hand cleaning, and other safety measures will be followed.
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