Greater Denton Arts Council

student programs

Each year, over 12,500 children participate in arts programs such as Getting Started with the Arts and new Arts After School classes.

Wednesdays, starting September 7 - December 7
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Discover your inner artist with activities in the galleries and studio. This fun arts class will explore art making, art history, and creative expression. For children ages 6-12; supplies provided.

Early Bird Full Series: $175 for public, $165 for GDAC members (register by September 2)
4 Class Pack/ Monthly: $55 for public, $50 for GDAC members
Individual class $15

Class size is limited; advanced registration required. To register, email or call 940.382.2787

Each year over 12,500 students participate in the Arts Council's long standing program Getting Started with the Arts. Getting Started with the Arts is provided in collaboration with Denton ISD, the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and the Festival Ballet of North Central Texas. Each grade in DISD attends a particular program that celebrates dance, theatre, ballet, the visual arts, or music. Annual Programs include:

1st Grade: Performance by the Ryan High School Theatre Department
2nd Grade: KidsDance presented by TWU Programs in Dance at Margo Jones Auditorium
3rd Grade: Performance of the Nutcracker performed by the Festival Ballet of North Central Texas under the direction of Eldar Valiev at Margo Jones Auditorium
4th Grade: Interactive tours of exhibitions at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
5th Grade: A performance by the UNT College of Music

To learn more about tours and resources for students and educators, click here.