University of Houston Clear Lake Texas News Briefs

UHCL Friday Morning classes continue July 7-21

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Friday Morning Continuing Education’s summer mini-session will explore a “revolutionary” theme July 7-21 at the Bayou Building Patio Café, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Topics include the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and intellectual revolutions in literature. Other topics are genealogy, Paris trip planning, Mexican art and digital augmented reality.

Each Friday features two classes from 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Continue the discussions afterward at lunch with presenters and fellow learners. Lunch is not provided in fee.

Registration for the mini-session is $12. Classes are $18 each. To register, visit For more information, contact Foreign Language and Continuing Education Programs Director Christine Paul at or call 281-283-3033.


Space still available for UHCL’s Kids U summer camp

Students from Pre-K to 12th grade can expand their creativity and discover new interests at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Kids U summer camp from the Center for Educational Programs. Registration is ongoing.

Featuring a variety of themed half-day camps in June and July, courses are designed to inspire exploration and learning – from science to storytelling and dozens of other subjects.

Kids U runs six camps that target different interests at different ages: Cultural Academy, Early Childhood, Math, Science, Technology and Young Writers. Topics include crime scene investigation, computer programming, kitchen chemistry, video game design, public speaking, writing, survival skills, dinosaurs, insects and more. Prices range from $139-$149 depending on the theme.

To register or explore the full itinerary, visit For more information, call the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3530.


Art school for children and young adults at UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children and Young Adults begins June 5 and runs through June 29 for students Pre-K to 12th grade. Classes are twice a week, either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on the courses. Morning and afternoon courses are available.

Classes for ages 3½ to 6 and classes for ages 6 through fourth grade will create their own original art, inspired by the art of England, using clay, paints, paper, oil pastels, markers and crayons.

Young artists in grades four through six will analyze examples of UHCL faculty artwork and explore various techniques in drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking and digital. Students can be recommended for these classes by either a parent or teacher. Lessons change to accommodate continuing students.

Future artists in grades six through 12 can choose from three studios: drawing and painting, collage and printmaking, and clay hand-building techniques. Parents may enroll along with their student in any of these secondary-level classes. The curriculum changes each semester to accommodate continuing students.

All classes are in UHCL’s Arbor Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. In addition, the Art School will hold classes at Armand Bayou Montessori School for children already enrolled there.

Prices range from $100-$130 depending on the selected class. All materials are provided. For more information, call 281-283-3344 or visit