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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, 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 .


Schools, Colleges, Not-For-Profits: FREE

All Other Groups: $30


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.





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

Art Basics

ages 6-12



Saturdays  February 28 - April 18

 Time 2:30-4pm
 Fee  FREE



In this 8 week art workshop series, students will learn basics of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art through fun, hands-on art projects. All supplies are provided but students are welcome to bring their own supplies as well. Instructor Patricia Moore is a well known artist and art educator with over 30 years of experience teaching art.

Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,

South Suburban Alumnae Chapter.


USG offers classes for kids year-round. Please check the website for class listings or join to receive emails.



To Dye For

Fabric Dyeing Workshop with studio artist Dorita Fuller


 Date Saturday April 11
 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 at unionstreetart@gmail.com or (708) 754-2601

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



Color Mixing: Watercolors

This is an adult workshop for ages 18+

 Date  Saturday April 25
 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.

Must bring your own #6 or #8 watercolor brush. All other materials are provided including watercolor, water containers, 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 by April 18 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



Comic Book Crash Course

ages 10-18


 Date  Saturday May 9
 Time  1-3pm
 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.



Register by May 2 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.


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.