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1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411

Phone

708 754 2601

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Gallery Hours

Wednesday
12-5pm
Thursday
12-5pm
Friday
12-6pm
Saturday
11-4pm

 





 

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Union Street
Gallery is a
not-for-profit
501 (c)3
organization


   

Art Education at USG
Union Street Gallery offers several classes, workshops, and presentations throughout the year led by local artists, art instructors, and art professionals. The gallery also offers free tours and interactive field trips in order to augment the missing arts education in the south suburbs.

Numerous higher education facilities use the Gallery to enhance their students understanding of contemporary art by hosting class at the gallery and presenting assignments to be completed by visiting the Gallery.

Many of the Studio Artists also participated in programs that bring art and artists to the schools and organizations for a day of participation and demonstrations.


  Field Trips & Tours

 

USG Field Trip Program

 

Union Street Gallery's Field Trip Program provides groups of up to 20 participants with an interactive tour of the gallery and art studios, and a hands-on art project relating to the current exhibit.

Art projects depend on the availability of the classroom and artist to lead the project .

Fees

Schools, Colleges, Not-For-Profits: FREE

All Other Groups: $30

Scheduling

Field Trips are scheduled during exhibits, Tuesday-Friday 9-5pm, and Saturdays 10-4pm. CLICK HERE to see the exhibit calendar.  Call gallery ahead of time to check availability.

Please download and fill out the field trip form below and email to unionstreetart@gmail.com no less than 2 week prior to the requested field trip date. Field Trips can also be scheduled over the phone 708-754-2601.

 

FIELD TRIP FORM

 


Tours

Tours of the gallery are free and open to everyone. Tours can accommodate up to 40 participants. Please call or email the gallery to schedule. Must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

 

  Classes & Presentations

*New Courses for 2016*

Found Object Jewelry with Pam Eberlin

Saturday, February 13, 11:30 am-1:30 pm (you may bring a lunch or snack to eat as you work)
Students will create earrings and a bracelet or earrings and a necklace from found objects, old jewelry, special objects, etc. You may bring items of your own to incorporate. Prerequisite: Jewelry I or jewelry making experience. Minimum of 5 students needed to run the class, Maximum enrollment of 12.
Total Cost: $ 30 for one workshop including all supplies. You may bring special items of your own to include.
Registration Notes: Register through Pam Eberlin at souleart@comcast.net * The Gallery can help facilitate registration.

 

Beginning Hand Building Pottery Class

Instructor: Madeline Henry, USG studio artist

 

 Date

 Wednesdays, starting in mid February

 Time  7-9 pm
 Fee  $170 for 8 week class

 includes a 12 lb. bag of clay.

 

This class meets once a week and explores various timeless hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab work, sculpture, as well as surface decorative techniques. This course is open to students of all experience levels.

Class fee includes one 12-pound bag of clay. Fee is paid to Madeline Henry and can be paid in cash, check or credit card.

REGISTER

Register with Madeline Henry at

henrymjane@gmail.com or 708-365-9609 (leave a message)

 

 

Dye Workshop: Surface Design Games – Discharge, Dip, and Paintstick with Dorita Fuller

Fabric Dyeing Workshop with studio artist Dorita Fuller

  

 Date Saturday, March 12
 Time  1-3 pm
 Fee  $5, due at the door

 

 

Participants should bring a black or dark blue textile of cotton, rayon and/or silk to work on. A 100% cotton single knit (t-shirt) is fine. Please bring: bleach pen (available in grocery and variety stores), stiff synthetic art paintbrush (Optional: Paintstick(s) of own color choice).

REGISTER

Register at unionstreetart@gmail.com or (708) 754-2601

Fee due at workshop. Fee can be paid Cash or Check to Dorita Fuller.

 

  High School Exhibition Opportunity

Gallery exhibit experience gives the students opportunities to prepare a group exhibition complete with an evening reception. Gallery experience can be further expanded to include gallery talks, art workshops, music, and poetry readings. Must be booked one year in advance. For more information email the Gallery unionstreetart@gmail.com.


Mission

Union Street Gallery fosters creative expression and appreciation for the arts through diverse exhibits in a vibrant gallery space; accessibility to open studios and a working artists’ collective; and engaging classes, workshops and outreach activities, in order to provide a sustainable cultural presence in the Community.