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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

Beginning Hand Building Pottery Class

Instructor: Madeline Henry, USG studio artist

 

 Date

 Wednesdays June 17-August 12

( no class July 22 )

 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. New students should plan to purchase a clay tool kit.

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)

 

 

Soul.e.Art Workshops with Pam Eberlin

 

Classes for Kids

10-15 yrs old

Twig Doll Making:  Saturday June 20,  9-11:15am,  $25

Beginning Jewelry 1:  Saturday June 27 , 9-11:15am,  $20

Classes for Adults

18+

Beginning Jewelry 1:  Saturday June 13, 9:30-10:45am, $20

Found Object Box/Shrine:  Saturday June 13, 12:30-2:30pm, $48

Beginning Jewelry 1:  Thursday June 25, 6:30-7:45pm, $20

Wire Wrap Jewelry:   Saturday June 27, 11am-112:30pm, $28 (intermediate level)

Found Object Jewelry:  Tuesday June 30, 6:30-8:30pm, $38

 

 

Summer Art Camp!
With artist Pam Eberlin

for ages 9-15

 

 Date  June 15 - July 2
 Time  9-11:30am
 Fee

 $75 per week

(discount for 2 or more weeks)

 

Register with Pam Eberlin by June 6th. Payment due at registration.

Registration information below.


 

 

Color Mixing: Oil & Acrylic

This is an adult workshop for ages 18+

 Date  Saturday June 27th
 Time  10am - 4pm (lunch provided)
 Fee

 $60 members

 $70 non-members

 

A good grasp of color mixing is essential for the successful artist.  The best way to learn color mixing is by practice. This workshop offers a practical hands-on approach to color mixing.  Working with a limited palette, you will have a starting point to begin the practice of color mixing.  Learn about the characteristics of color, hue, value, intensity, color temperature, and color interaction.  This is a valuable basic art fundamental class for the beginner as well as the intermediate artist.  Our goal is for you to walk away from this workshop with a better understanding of color mixing and your own hand-painted color wheel.

All you will need is a small palette knife, paper towels and a water container.  All other materials are provided including the color, a palette, a mixing guide, a blank color wheel, and an 8-page handout.  

Instructor Ed S Brickler is a professional artist, art educator, author, and art materials consultant. Ed is currently Director of the Canson Art Education program representing Canson, Arches, Royal Talens, Bruynzeel and Milan. He is also a working artist and has been an art materials consultant teaching materials and techniques for twenty-seven years.

REGISTER

Register by June 20th at unionstreetart@gmail.com or (708) 754-2601

Fee can be paid cash, check or credit card. Must pay for class to reserve seats.

Minimum 10 participants to run the class, maximum 20

 

  

To Dye For

Fabric Dyeing Workshop with studio artist Dorita Fuller

  

 Date  TBA
 Time  12-2pm
 Fee  $5, due at the door

 

 

Learn creative dye and surface design techniques to enhance clothing or accessories, or make a work of art. Bring your own fabric or clothing to dye or purchase 'blanks' from instructor Dorita Fuller. 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

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

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

 

 

Comic Book Crash Course

ages 10-18

 

 Date  Saturday TBA
 Time  TBA
 Fee  $20  

 

Learn the basics of how to make your own comic book from instructors Marc Fishman and Matt Wright,

owners and artists of UnshavenComics.

www.unshavencomicsonline.com

 

REGISTER

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

Please provide name, email address, and phone number.

Fee can be paid cash, check or credit card. Must pay for class to reserve seats.

Minimum 6 participants to run the class, maximum 20

 

  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.