After-school art club students from Jesuit Academy

After-school art club students from Jesuit Academy

Art is a pathway to finding individual voice, which in turn can empower youth to be agents for change in their personal lives and communities. The Union provides North Omaha youth with access to creative experiences—ranging from visual and performing arts to urban agriculture and cooking—that instills them with valuable life skills. Our youth programs help lay the foundation for self-directed discovery and lifelong learning.

In our programs, we:

  • Engage youth in multidisciplinary, hands-on, and project-based curricula
  • Utilize teaching methodologies that privilege youth voices in the making  of meaning and knowledge
  • Assist youth in establishing short- and long-term relationships with artists, educators, or mentors
  • Offer holistic learning experiences that simultaneously address a child’s creative, physical, emotional, relational, and intellectual well-being
  • Encourage active civic engagement and community leadership
  • Create a safe environment for youth to engage the arts and each other

Art Club

Each week, youth work with artists and educators to explore different art mediums, concepts, and histories. Art Club inspires youth to connect art with their own lives and communities. They discover how art conveys messages and gain experience in studio practices and the art-making process.

Art Club members may work in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, performance, urban agriculture, and explore culinary arts through cooking. Our after-school partnerships, middle school and Saturday Art Clubs instill valuable life skills, and lay a foundation for lifelong learning.

Afternoon Saturday Art Club
Session Dates: January 9 - May 19, 2018

Saturdays 2:00pm-4:30pm, includes a healthy snack
Youth Ages 7-14*

Afternoon Art Club members will explore painting, storytelling, making zines, printmaking, and photography.

* The Union provides this free program for youth living or attending school in 68104, 68110, 68111, and 68112 zip codes. 

If you have any questions about our youth engagement programs or are an educator interested in bringing your class to The Union, please reach out to our Youth Engagement Manager Jade Rogers at or (402) 933-3161.

Want to support our Youth Programs by providing access to great tools and materials? See our Supplies List and donate! 

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This program is made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation

Summer 2017: Site Works sponsored by Nebraska Arts Council