Free Classes

We have partnered with businesses and organizations from the community to offer you a variety of no cost classes that will help get you started on a variety of projects or get involved in the community. Browse the list below and register today! Need help, contact us at 501.450.3118 or

In Common Art Exhibit

The Division of Outreach & Community Engagement will hold an art reception for In Common by Kristen Spickard on April 4, 5 - 7 p.m. at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street in downtown Conway. Kristen Spickard is a photo-based artist living and working in Conway. She is a 2009 alumna of the University of Central Arkansas and has worked at UCA since 2015. She is currently a graphic designer for University Marketing and Communications. In Common displays things we, as humans, share with each other and our ancestors. “By making things with my hands, I feel a connection to my humanness, and to other humans, past and present,” Spickard said. This reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. The installation will also be available for viewing April 1- 26. Gallery hours at UCA Downtown are Monday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. and closed for private events. For more information, call UCA Downtown at (501) 852-8223 or visit

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, April 4 - April 26

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Art Reception is April 4 from 5-7 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Location: UCA Downtown - 1105 West Oak Street in Downtown Conway

Instructor: Kristen Spickard |

There’s A Grant for That! FULL

The Minority Vendor Partnership initiative at UCA is pleased to provide a grant writing workshop "There's A Grant for That!" led by the incomparable Sherita Herring-Oglesby. Sherita Herring has raised over 30 million dollars and has helped to form over 600 businesses and nonprofit organizations that operate worldwide. In this easy-to-follow, comprehensive workshop, Sherita will provide you with a different set of eyes and ears to give you an entirely different perspective when viewing the community and businesses around you . . . GUARANTEED! You will leave with more knowledge than you ever thought about how to submit grant proposals. This workshop is ideal for minorities working for nonprofit organizations and/or for-profit businesses and companies or aspiring entrepreneurs. BONUS *Learn more about how to do business with UCA through our procurement office.

Regular Fee: FREE

Wed, April 17 -

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch will be provided


Serving Latinx Communities

This workshop will help leaders of nonprofit organizations identify the challenges of reaching the Latinx community and equip nonprofits to find and create ways to overcome these barriers, concluding with a fun introduction to conversational Spanish.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, April 4 - April 4

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Nonprofit Workshop Series

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Itzel and Nancy Velazquez


Stewards of Children – Child Abuse Prevention Training

The Stewards of Children® training is engaging and thought provoking. This session includes a two-part DVD presentation with commentary from sexual abuse survivors, experts in the field and concerned adults. The discussion will emphasize important issues in prevention within the community and organizations that serve children and youth. An interactive workbook will guide discussion, reinforce key concepts, and serve as a resource and personal action plan for resolving child sexual abuse. The Stewards of Children® training is free to all trainees and a certificate and 2 professional development units will be awarded following completion of training.

Regular Fee: FREE

Mon, April 22 - April 22

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm