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Painting Classes

Painting Classes are a popular choice among kids and adults. Skill levels vary from beginners to advanced; everyone is welcome!  Our art instructors will walk you through everything step-by-step.

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Duck Decoy Painting

Stepping Stones

Pallet Flags

Pallet Flags are for sale at $75.  Contact the JDCF if you want one of your very own!

River Bed Table

Our  newest project is making a table to look like a river bed.


Woodlawn Farm Historic Site / Underground Railroad

Woodlawn is a historic home in Jacksonville, IL. Twice a year there are "bus tours" that visit the site. Woodlawn Farm provides costumes for the kids to dress up in and allows them to be interpreters at the historic site.

Improv Classes & Theatre Performances

JDCF has a small "STAGE" area that allows for small theatre productions.

There is stage lighting and it allows the kids the opportunity to practice their acting & improv skills.


CLICK this image for a printable pdf file of the registration form.


Art of the "Un-Selfie"

Tiffany Warmowski, of Warmowski Photography, led the kids in a workshop teaching them that photos can be more than just "selfies".  The kids learned how the right angle can make all the difference.

The Art of the
Un-Selfie Project.


JDCF currently offers "DRUM" lessons.

Lessons are FREE, but you must reserve your spot as there is a limited number of drums available.
Instructor is Cody Walker.

Click Here to email us for more information.

Music is a powerful tool, it:

  1. Increases Memory Skills

  2. Teaches Perseverance and Creates a Sense of Achievement

  3. Improves Coordination

  4. Improves Math Skills

  5. Improves Reading & Comprehension Skills

  6. Creates Responsibility

  7. Exposes the Student to Culture & History

  8. Nurtures Self-Expressions

  9. Improves Listening Skills

  10. Improves Social Skills

JDCF is working on getting more mentors/instructors for other musical instruments. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for more information.


JDCF is always looking for CLASS SPONSORS.

If you or your business would like more information on HOW TO SPONSOR one of our classes, you can contact us at the email below.

For a set "fee", you can sponsor a class and provide TEN students in our community a free entrance to that class; that they may not have been able to afford to attend otherwise.

Sponsored students will be chosen by teachers at the area schools. We will rotate schools, and age groups, and make sure it is not the same students chosen each time.  We want to give many students a chance to find their creative side.

For More Information email

For more photos please visit the PHOTO GALLERY TAB

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