Art Education in Schools

Field Trips at the Arts Center

As part of its Arts-in-Education program, UVAA is offering fourth grade classes from schools in Douglas County a chance to come to the Arts Center for a “Day of Art”. Students on these field trips engage in art experiences that they would not normally have access to in the classroom; they participate in three different art classes throughout the day. Students also learn about the history of the Arts Center building and view current exhibits in the galleries.  For more information and to register please click here.


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Art Express

Art Express is an art-history based program and is designed to meet the Oregon Content Standards. One-hour lessons are presented by Art Express volunteers. Click here to learn more.


Artist in Residence

Teaching artists are available to provide in-depth art experiences for Douglas County students. Residencies may focus on a school theme, a certain medium, or on skills found in drawing and painting. Materials and technical skills used in creating art are introduced and explored. Typical residencies are one to two weeks (20 hours per week) Click here to learn more.


Become an Art Express volunteer or teaching artist in the Artist in Residence Program! Contact the Arts Center at 541-672-2532 for more information.


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Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: 

Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.