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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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4-H ART Club All About Faces

4-H Art Club members participated in art classes for six weeks on Saturday mornings during January and February.  The focus this year was on drawing and in particular, drawing faces. Art enthusiast Suzi Humphreys of Chesterfield and Lydia Davenport of Carlinville guided youth in a variety of activities focused on enhancing basic drawing techniques. Suzi was able to share her knowledge and passion for the arts with local youth during this program.  


Participants explored the basics of art and discovered helpful pointers when working with different types of art supplies. Participants created their very own artwork to take home and were able to prepare for the upcoming 4-H General Show this summer.  Some of the designed pieces will be on display in the 4-H building during the Macoupin County Fair June 26-30.


For the final art session, members were given the opportunity to “go to college.” Blackburn College Art Professor, Bob Huber, gave the group a tour of the Visual Arts Center at Blackburn and provided information and history of certain historical pieces of art. Youth were able to ask questions and view the Blackburn Art Gallery.


For more information on 4-H or youth programs in Macoupin County, please call your local University of Illinois Extension Office at 217-854-9604 or go online to



Photo Caption: 4-H ART Club members during the Blackburn Art Tour: Ariyah Stuemke, Instructor Suzi Humphreys, Madison McMillin, Alexia Mosby, Elyse Eldred, Cadeyn Box, Art Professor Bob Huber, and Rueben McMillin.

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,