Mini & Me Registration is Open!
Mini & Me is a process-based, exploratory art class for children ages 3-4 and their guardians! We promote inclusivity and welcome all families to join us. During the class, we will provide materials and prompts that will encourage children to play, develop their creativity, and have fun! The roles of the staff and guardians will be to follow the children’s lead, lend helping hands when needed, encourage a “can-do” Growth Mindset, and layer on rich language throughout the exploratory process.
SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS!
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 is back in session! Classes are 2:30-4:30pm on Wednesdays. Registration is now open! Spots are limited, so sign up before classes are full! *Teen Studio is now full. Check back in the fall for more classes!*
- May: Experimental Comics: Sculpture with Morgan Krepky
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.
Arts Express | VIRTUAL OFFERINGS SOON
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a virtual artist visit to your class.