Greater Denton Arts Council


Channel your inner artist with workshops, classes and artist meet-ups at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. View our upcoming classes below.


Figure Drawing Workshop with Marko Head
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$35 Public; $30 Member
Ages 12 and up

Throughout the history of art, the human figure has remained a persistent subject of intrigue that educates artists on the fundamentals of visual language.  Concept, illustration, and story artist Marko Head will teach you the basics of figure drawing with charcoal in this hands-on workshop coinciding with Tyrone Geter’s exhibition. Following a demonstration and warm-up exercises, participants will learn how to sketch the shapes, shadows, postures, and proportions of a live model while practicing both gestural and detail hand techniques.

All supplies provided.

Marko Head is a Denton, TX based Cartoonist, Illustrator, and Sign Painter. Graduating with a BFA in Studio Art and Graphic Design, his work spans from Comic books and concept art for animation, to hand painted signs for a National Grocery Chain and local DFW businesses.

Continue your life drawing practice every Third Thursday of the month in our Drink and Draw study from 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Open Studio
Every Friday | 10 AM - 3 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Are you lacking inspiration? Do you want to get out of the house or just need more workspace? The Greater Denton Arts Council is here for you! Artists are invited to the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center on Fridays between 10 AM and 3 PM to join our open studio. We provide a comfortable environment with plenty of room and natural light that allows your creative juices to flow freely. Participants must bring their own supplies.

If you would like to attend an open studio, please fill out the form at the link below. Open studio is free of charge. Space is limited; first come, first serve basis. Questions? Email

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Drink and Draw Figure Drawing
Every Third Thursday @ PAAC | 6 - 9 PM

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$10 to draw, BYOB

Come join us in the studio for a life drawing study facilitated by local artist, Marko Head. In the first hour, we’ll warm-up with gesture drawing before we move our focus to longer poses in the last two hours. Each week the model will pick their favorite drawing and the winner will receive a prize. BYOB, must show your ID to drink.

Participants must bring their own supplies. All skill levels welcome.