McHenry County College

Uzushio Silks
The Artists


New Programs!  Register for Continuing Education, or for Kids in College, by phone with Course ID # at McHenry County College, (815) 455-8588.

Course Schedule


Register by phone at MCC (815) 455-8588


Silk Painting

November 6 & 13; Saturdays 9am-noon

Explore the world of fiber art by learning the basics of stretching, drawing, and painting on silk! Choose to apply amazing vibrant colors to squares, strips,circles, scarf blanks or scraps - suitable for quilting, knotting, wearing, cardmaking, or framing. This class will cover both the watercolor and the serti technique. Supplies will be provided; kit cost is included in class fee. You may want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes or to sketch out your ideas.

Course ID#  NFA S64011 

Location:  MCC  Time:  9am-12pm Cost:  $89


The Art of Drawing Animals

Oct 16 & 23; Saturdays 10am-noon

Practice drawing amazing animals in this fun 2-day workshop!  Bring a photo of your pet or favorite animal, or use the instructor's photos to draw mammals, birds or sea creatures.  The instructor will demonstrate how to make quick sketches to capture a pose, then how to use photographic reference to bring realism to the fur, feathers or scales of your animal.  Beginners to advanced students welcome.  Please bring several pencils (2B and HB recommended), a sketchpad 9"x12" or larger, an eraser, and any animal photo you'd like to use (optional).

Course ID#  NFA S65010

Location:  MCC  Time:  10am-12pm Cost:  $39


Mural Design

December 4 & 11; Saturdays 9am-noon

Practice mural painting in this class in preparation for painting a project in your own home! Learn how to prepare the wall, select the paint, design, and paint your mural. Great for kids' rooms, kitchens, and any nook or cranny you'dlike to embellish. Paint a scene from a fairy tale or bring your garden inside with colorful, durable acrylic paints. We will use a transparent watercolor technique that is quicker, cheaper, and easier than other mural painting techniques. Wear old clothes or bring a smock.

Course ID#  NFA S66012    

Location:  MCC  Time:  9am-12pm Cost:  $89





Draw Japanese Comics! 

July 27-30 (Mon-Thurs)

Design original manga characters!  Learn to draw great action poses and focus on making your characters stand out.  We’ll sketch in pencil to practice, and give inking a try too.  A fun four-day class taught by an instructor who lived and studied in Japan.

Course ID#  NKC S05-006 

Location:  MCC  Time:  1-2:20pm Cost:  TBA


New Programs!  Register by phone with Course ID #at McHenry County College, (815) 455-8588. 
For further information about Kids in College, call Marie Frostman at (815) 479-7559 or email to or visit and click on events link.
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