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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Jersey County 4-H Offers Basic Drawing Workshop

On Saturday, October 15 Jersey County 4-H offered a Basic Drawing workshop for youth aged 8 to 18. The workshop was held at Barr Housing Community Room in Jerseyville and was sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, Jersey County. Each participant was taught how to add texture and color value to their drawings. Students were given their own drawing pad and ebony pencil to take home. Judy Benz, Jersey County 4-H Program Coordinator said, “It's a wonderful thing to see kiddos having a fun time and also learning about the basic concepts of drawing.” Jersey County 4-H would like to thank Christy Ruyle Vice and Susan Ruyle for sharing their talent and love of art with Jersey County youth.

To keep up with 4-H happenings in Jersey County, including workshops like this, the public is invited to visit and “like” the Jersey County 4-H Facebook page at:  For more information about the Jersey County 4-H Program contact the Extension office by calling Judy (618) 498-2913 or email


Photo Caption: Instructors Christy Ruyle Vice and Susan Ruyle are pictures with participants of the 4-H Basic Drawing Workshop.


Local Contact: Judy Benz, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,