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.
Programs for Adults
Our programs for adults generally include workshops and lectures/presentations given by prominent local, state, and national artists and art historians. Programs range from hands-on classes, such as drawing and painting, to field trips to see 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.
Programs for Children
Our programs for children generally include hands on workshops designed to educate the children about art and culture.
Programs for Students and Faculty
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 art faculty exhibition, and students and faculty are encouraged to serve as docents.
Programs for Teachers and Schools
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.