Color your world this spring with a variety of art classes for beginners or advanced skill levels. Join McHenry County College's Continuing Education Department to explore your creative side. Classes include acrylic/oil painting, watercolors, Zentangle and One-Stroke painting.
The following classes are available:
Acrylic/Oil Painting: Try your hand at oil painting—no matter if you’re a beginner or haven't picked up a brush for years—oil painting can be an exciting form of artistic expression. Learn or refresh the basics of oil paint application and technique on canvas in this hands-on class. Supplies needed for the first class include: beginner’s set of oil paint tubes, two long-handled brushes (any size), one 9-inch x12-inch pre-stretched canvas, a newspaper, and a painting smock/shirt. Other supplies needed will be discussed in the first class. Acrylic painters are also welcome. Class takes place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 through May 2 in Room D158. Cost is $75. Use course ID: NFA S67 014 to register for this class.
Basic and Intermediate Watercolors: Learn the basics of using watercolors. Bring any size of paint brushes and be prepared to paint. A complete supply list will be discussed at the first class. This class is offered from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 through May 3 in Room D158. Cost is $75. Use course ID: NFA S75 015 to register.
Intermediate and Advanced Watercolors: Individualized attention will be given to help you start creating with watercolors. Please bring painting supplies to the first class. Class takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 through May 2 in Room D158. Cost is $75. Use course ID: NFA S76 014 to register.
Zentangle for the Spring Holidays: Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. A certified Zentangle teacher will take everyone through the steps to create a Zentangle design to display during a family gathering this spring. All are welcome and no previous classes or artistic skills are needed to learn Zentangle. All materials will be provided; additional supplies may be purchased. Class takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 in Room A226. Cost is $35. Use course ID: NFA S48 008 to register for this class.
Roses - One Stroke Painting: The rose is the most admired flower in the One Stroke world. Many layers, variations and colors will all be covered during this class. At the completion of the class you will have completed a painted terra cotta pot. All supplies are included. Bring One Stroke brushes if you have them. Class takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in Room C121. Cost is $29. Use course ID: NFA S89 005 to register for this class.
To register, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588. For more information, call Tracy Berry at (815) 455-8758 or Claudia Terrones at (815) 455-8782.