Union University Community Art Program

Schedule for Winter/Spring 2015 Workshops & Classes

For more information or to sign-up call 731-661-5076.

teen photographer "Seeing With Artists' Eyes - Pathways into Photography" Teen and Adult Workshops

Join us as we explore several pathways into photographic experience. In this set of workshops we will focus on the aesthetics of photography. You will be introduced to design principles which will equip you better to capture photographically the image that first prompted you to press the shutter button, to analyze what it is you love about that photograph and how to have that happen more often. The instructor will work to guide each person toward developing a willingness to explore possibilities, find and follow the vision that is theirs alone and to take photos that are meaningful to them.

We will discuss and practice developing a sensitivity to movement, unity, harmony, variety, balance, proportion and pattern and their relationship to compositional choices.

This workshop is designed for beginner through advanced photographers. You need to know how to operate your film or digital camera.

Class Fee is $135.00 per person per workshop. Each workshop consists of two sessions held on consecutive weeks.

Adult Thursday Classes

  • January 15th & 22nd
    Morning Workshop: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
    Evening Workshop: 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
  • February 19th & 26th
    Morning Workshop: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
    Evening Workshop: 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
  • March 5th and 12th
    Morning Workshop: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
    Evening Workshop: 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
  • April 16th and 23rd
    Morning Workshop: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
    Evening Workshop: 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Teen Saturday Classes

  • January 17th & 24th
    Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • February 21 & 28th
    Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • March 7 & 14th
    Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • April 18th and 25th
    Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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Parent/Child Workshops

Parent/Grandparent/Adult Guardian) and child (age 3-4 years old) will work in the same room as each creates their own art piece using a hands-on process oriented approach. Emphasis will be placed on learning through doing. Basics of color, line, form, texture, value and space will be introduced. Painting and various types of paper manipulation will be explored.

Classes will take place once a month on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 10 a.m. Tuition for one adult and one child is $35.00 per workshop. All materials are included.

Workshop Dates:
Jan. 14th, Feb. 11, March 11, April 15th, May 14th

Weekly Afterschool Classes

Grades 5 - High School
"Developing Drawing Skills through a Mixed Media Approach"

This class is designed for students who have basic drawing skills and wish to develop those further as well as for more advanced students who desire to broaden their knowledge base and explore new approaches. Older students may work toward creating a piece for their college portfolios. We will explore subject matter through direct observation combining some fun and serious contemporary and traditional methods. Two 6 week sessions will be offered. Tuition includes all supplies.

  • Session One: Fridays; 3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
    Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13
    Tuition $240.00
  • Session Two: Fridays; 3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
    Feb. 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27
    Tuition $240.00

Grades K - 4
"Let's Paint!"

Students will paint their way into understanding as they explore color, shape, line, texture and value. They will be introduced to the Principles of Design as they study from direct observation of subject matter. Each will also complete an interpretation of a Masterwork. Two 6 week sessions will be offered. Tuition includes all supplies.

  • Session One: Thursdays; 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
    Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12
    Tuition $210.00
  • Session Two: Thursdays; 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
    Feb. 12, 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
    Tuition $210.00

Saturdays Workshops for Grades K-12

Each Saturday Workshop offers students a three hour period of time in which to study one genre or basic concept while using several different approaches. Classes are suitable for all experience levels and are held in mixed grade groups. Enrollment space is limited to six students per class. Sign up deadline is one week prior to class date. Tuition is $65.00 per student per workshop and includes all materials and a light snack.

Grade Groups, Times, Tuition for each workshop:
Grade K - 4 9:00 a.m.- noon.
Grades 5 -12 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $65.00 per student all grade levels Dates:

  • January 10th
    Still Life - Composition & Shape (collage and painting)
  • February 7th
    Sculpture (mixed media construction)
  • March 21st
    Drawing People/Faces (pencil and watercolor)
  • April 11th
    Shape and Space (kinetic movement)
  • May 9th
    Flowers - Color, Shape & Light (painting)

For more information or to sign-up call 731-661-5076.