MCC offering several fall art classes for young students

MCC art for elementary students
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

McCook Community College is offering several art classes for students in the third through eighth grades and an October class where a student can pair up with an adult for a quality-time art project.


Upcoming classes include “Creating Works that Shimmer and Shine,” “Totally Tie-Dye,” “Get Jiggly with Gelli Printing,” “Watercolor Leaf Painting,” and "Autumn Themed Canvas Painting for 2.”

Pre-registration is required, so call 345-8122, or check out Mid-Plains Business and Community Education online at

“Creating Works that Shimmer and Shine” is set for Sept. 30 from 2-4 p.m. and will give third through eighth graders the chance to work with aluminum foil to create a shimmery work of art that uses this household icon. Students will explore a basic relief printmaking process as a fun way to decorate the foil using markers and/or glass paint. Deonne Hinz teaches this class and cost is $29.

On Sept. 30 from 2-4 p.m. at “Totally Tie-Dye,” third through seventh graders will create their very own, completely unique, multi-colored T-shirt in one afternoon. Students will transpose a white T-shirt into one filled with intricate color combinations. Step-by-step instructions will be given to create this wearable piece of art. Cost is $15 and the class is led by Kandie McCauley.

“Get Jiggly with Gelli Printing” is scheduled for Oct. 10 from 4:30-6 p.m., also for students in the third through eighth grade. This class is a fun approach to a printmaking process that uses a wiggly Gelli printing plate. Students can create many fun art-themed projects with this inventive printing process. Cost is $29 with Hinz instructing.

“Watercolor Leaf Painting” is for those six and older on Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m. Students begin with a leaf hunt around the MCC campus (weather permitting) to find the right supplies for their painting, then return to the classroom to work on their individual painting. Cost is $15 with McCauley instructing.

"Autumn Themed Canvas Painting for 2” will be Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-noon and will offer a collaborative painting opportunity for students and adults. Those attending the class will collaborate to create an autumn-themed canvas painting or create individual pieces with themes of leaves or trees, scarecrows, corn rows, cats or bats or a whimsical landscape or flowers. Led by Hinz, this class is $35.

For more information call 345-8122, or go online at