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Art of Soul – Hands-on Artist Fun for All – With the Highland Arts Council

Art of Soul – Hands-on Artist Fun for All – With the Highland Arts Council

The Highland Arts Council presents its eighth annual Art of Soul workshop of artistic fun for ages high school and above. Whether you are an artist, enjoy playing with artistic supplies, or are simply an art enthusiast, Art of Soul has something for everyone.

This year, participants will meet on Thursdays beginning February 20 through March 19 from 7pm – 9pm in the Social Hall of Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2520 Poplar Street, Highland, IL.  Each workshop will offer instruction in a specific artistic medium. All materials will be provided for each class. Every participant will go home with at least one project from each workshop and discover how to capture creative ideas step by step and build on those experiences.

Session I: On Thursday, February 20 from 7pm – 9pm, Lynnette Schuepbach will show how doodles can become a work of art. Lynnette is an author, artist and president of Highland Arts Council. Lynette loves encouraging creativity in everyone.

Session II: Sarah Walker will share her skills in bookmaking on Thursday, February 27 from 7pm – 9pm. Sarah is a professional artist from Highland. She serves on the Highland Arts Council and is pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts degree at SIUE.

Session III: On Thursday, March 5 from 7pm – 9pm, Peg Bellm, a professional artist, will help you create a hinged box with polymer clay. Peggy Bellm creates one of a kind items using polymer clay and is an award-winning artist at Art in the Park, Highland’s annual October weekend outdoor arts festival.

Session IV: Paulette Todd, artist and teacher, will share her techniques for painting with pastels on Thursday, March 12 from 7pm – 9pm. Paulette regularly teaches classes in her business, Kids Art Club in Highland.

Session V: Printing making is an ancient technique. Christy MacMorran will show how it can be done with modern materials on Thursday, March 19 from 7pm – 9pm. Christy was an award-winning artist at Highland’s Art in the Park in 2018 and teaches classes in variety of mediums.

The cost of the entire expansive five-week experience is $40. All materials are included in this cost. If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with artistic expression or learn to unblock your flow of creativity, Art of Soul is just what you need. A fun-filled experience is certain.

Register online at or call 618-558-0054.

About the Highland Arts Council

The Highland Arts Council actively promotes the arts in the community of Highland through a variety of activities and projects.  The Highland Arts Council provides a showcase for local artists and an educational opportunity for members of the community to be exposed to the arts.  The Highland Arts Council enriches people’s lives though the appreciation of the arts and providing educational opportunities involved with the arts.  The Highland Arts Council is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote all areas of the arts as well as providing budding artists, both young and old, with new and creative ways to showcase their art.

For more on the Highland Arts Council, contact:

Lynnette Schuepbach
Highland Arts Council
Highland, Illinois

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