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1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411


708 754 2601

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Union Street
Gallery is a
501 (c)3

Art Education at USG
Union Street Gallery offers several classes and workshops throughout the year led by local artists and art instructors. The gallery also offers interactive field trips to students to augment the missing visual arts in the immediate surrounding schools.

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

Numerous higher education facilities use the Gallery to enhance their students understanding of contemporary art & artists by offering field trips and presenting assignments to be completed by visiting the Gallery.

USG Field Trip Program


Union Street Gallery offers FREE field trips to schools and youth organizations.

Union Street Gallery's Field Trip Program provides classes with an educational tour of the gallery and studios, and an artist lead hands-on art project relating to the current exhibit. Art projects depend on the availability of the artists and the classroom. Projects are based on age group.

Please contact the gallery 2 weeks in advance to schedule field trips and tours. Schools or organizations must download and fill out the field trip form below and email to unionstreetart@gmail.com.


Classes & Workshops

Art Basics

for children ages 8-12

Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, south suburban chapter


Saturdays March 1-April 5

Time 1-2:30pm


This 6 week art basics class will teach children the fundamentals of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art through hands-on projects. This class is designed for children with little to no art experience.

Students must register to take part. Only 20 seats available. Seats are filled on a first-come-first-served basics. Students are expected to attend all 6 classes. If student misses more than 1 class they will not be able to complete the projects.


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

To Register please provide the student's name, age, school, and the contact info for a parent or guardian.



Open Pottery Studio

With studio artist Madeline Henry


Wednesdays; Dates Vary

Time 7-9pm
Fee $52, due at first session

The Open Pottery Studio is designed for those individuals that have some experience working with clay and have their own ideas of what they want to make. This is for hand building only, the pottery wheel is not offered at this time. Studio participants will have access to a wide variety of tools and will have instruction to learn new techniques. Class sizes will be limited.

The fee includes (4) hours of Studio time broken into two (2) hour sessions each, 1 session in the month of October and 1 session in the month of November. The fee also includes 10 pounds of clay, glaze to coat your pieces and kiln firings of your pieces. Additional clay can be purchased for $2 pound.


To register, call 708-365-9609 & leave a message
Payment in full to be made at the beginning of the first session.
Credit Cards accepted.


To Dye For

Fabric Dyeing Workshop with studio artist Dorita Fuller


Date  Saturday, April 12th
Time  12-2pm
Fee  $5, due at workshop

Learn creative dye techniques to dye a favorite piece of clothing or fabric. Add hand painting and stamping. Bring your own fabric or clothing to dye or purchase 'blanks' onsite. Dye workshop located in the common area on the 3rd floor. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty or bring a smock.  Participants are encouraged to bring finger food to eat and share!


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

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


Young Artists Workshop Series: Illustrated Characters

ages 6-12

Date Saturday April 26th
Time 10am-12pm

In our Young Artists Workshop Series, children will learn about different techniques and styles from young art professionals (high school or college age). In this workshop, students will learn how to illustrate their own characters and put the in a story board just like in a cartoon or comic book.


Students must register by April 23rd to participate.

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

Please provide the child's name, age, and contact info for a parent or guardian

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.