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Youth Education


July 6–August 20

UVA’s Summer Youth Camps offer a fun and unique experience for elementary and middle school students. We have a wonderful array of camps available–from painting, sculpture, cultural arts, clay, sewing, to everything in between–with inspiring, experienced art instructors. Register now to join the fun! Click below to view our lineup of classes:



UVA’s popular Teen Studio class will be back in the fall! Classes are 2:30-4:30pm on Wednesdays. *Teen Studio is now closed. Check back in the fall for more classes!*


Spring Art Kits Available Now!

Take home a whole box of art! UVA will once again be offering our signature art kit lessons. Each kit will contain the materials and instructions for four complete art lessons, with accompanying instructional videos by our popular teachers!

You can find the instructional videos for the Art Kits on UVA’s YouTube Channel.

Use the button below to order an Art Kit. Kits can be picked up during our open hours. You can find the instructional videos at the link above. 

Partnerships with Douglas County Schools

Due to ongoing and generous support from the Hallie E. Ford Fund for Arts in Education located at the Oregon Community Foundation, UVA is able to provide arts education experiences to Douglas County Schools free of charge.


Bring the arts into your students’ classroom: grounded in art history and focused on exploring the social meanings of art, these lessons are fun and engaging! The one-hour lessons are led by trained Art Express volunteers. We will soon offer virtual learning Art Express opportunities!

Lesson Catalog | Lesson Schedule

Contact Stella to become an Art Express volunteer.

Field Trips | ON HOLD

Douglas County 4th grade classrooms are invited to UVA for a day full of art activities. A traditional field trip includes three different art experiences and a tour that tells the history of UVA’s building and a walk through current exhibits in the galleries. Please note that until further notice, our Field Trip programs are on hold.

Artists in Residence | ON HOLD

UVA connects Douglas County schools with professional teaching artists and helps coordinate residencies that meet each school’s needs. Residencies can be designed to focus on a curricular theme, a certain medium, or on specific art skills. Typical residencies are one to two weeks (20 hours per week).

Artist Virtual Visits

Because UVA’s Artist Residencies are currently on hold, we are pleased to facilitate virtual visits (via ZOOM) from artists in our community to your classroom! Please contact the Arts Education coordinator, Stella Moon, at to schedule a virtual artist visit to your class.

Payment and Refund Policy: Full payment at time of registration is required. Full refunds will be made in the event that the UVA has to cancel the event (workshop, class, Clay Place term, special program). Please be aware, should you need to cancel or change your registration 75% of your registration fee will be refunded up until two weeks prior to the start of the event. Cancellations made within two weeks of an event will be given a refund of 50% of the registration of the event. We are unable to refund registration fees on the day of or any days following the start of the event.