The University Art Galleries Department seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the visual arts. Educational programs are designed to provide enriching experiences for participants. The Department aims to encourage learning through the study of art, provide opportunities for cultural exploration and exchanges, and make connections between the visual arts and everyday life. A number of programs are available for adults, children and families, faculty, students and schools.
For more information about the Educational Program or current workshops/events, call 979.845.8501 or e-mail email@example.com.
To view details for all current educational programs, visit the “Special Events” page.
Our programs for adults generally include workshops and lectures/presentations given by prominent local, state, and national artists. Programs range from hands-on classes, such as drawing and painting, to field trips to blockbuster exhibitions in other cities.
Interested adults are encouraged to apply for our volunteer docent program. Docents are energetic, friendly, articulate individuals who learn about the collections, help plan special events, give tours, and offer general support to the University Art Galleries Department programs. To learn more about the docent program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the “Get Involved” page.
Currently, we provide free walking tour guide informational pamphlets to those individuals interested in completing a self-guided tour of campus sculpture.
Our programs for children generally include hands on workshops designed to educate the children about art and culture.
Our programs for students and faculty integrate art with curriculum. The programs are designed to encourage the individual and group pursuit of special interests related to the visual arts. The University Art Galleries Department offers resources for completing class assignments, first year seminar art integration, and adult learning workshops. Additionally, the department hosts a biennial faculty exhibition, and students and faculty are encouraged to serve as docents.
Students and faculty can take advantage of course linkages and class tours related to exhibitions and special art events.
School tours to the J. Wayne Stark Galleries are available. A school may request a customized tour in conjunction with current exhibitions. Docents will also be available for presentations at schools.
The University Art Galleries Department relies on volunteers to sustain educational programs, tours, presentations and other Departmental tasks related to its mission. Docents assist with the development and execution of our programs.
To view details about the Docent Program, visit the “Get Involved” page.
J. Wayne Stark Galleries offers a variety of tours for all age groups. Guided tours will be available free of charge for groups of 5 or more, and two weeks advance notice is requested.
Tours of Stark Galleries are typically about an hour long and explore the Permanent Collection, as well as current exhibitions. Shorter tours focusing on a particular work of art, an artist or a genre are also available.
Faculty members and teachers in the community are encouraged to use Stark Galleries tours in conjunction with classroom activities. We can tailor a guided tour to complement classroom curriculum.