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.


Expressing Through the Figure In Clay: Materials Hard + Soft Artist Workshop with Teresa Larrabee
Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$40 Public; $35 Member
Ages 12 and up

This 3-hour workshop will focus on the basics of human proportion with an emphasis on facial features.  Each student will sculpt one or two heads using a low fire clay, and add color as desired using underglazes.  We will discuss hand building techniques, adding texture, and instilling a personal narrative.  This workshop is open to all skill levels, though some clay experience may be helpful.

Teresa Larrabee is a figurative artist who blends multiple mediums into her work.  She utilizes her background in anatomy, theater, and craft store binges to create both doll-sized and larger-than-life sculptures and installations.  She has been sculpting clay figures since 2006, and has taught several classes on hand building and mold making.  She currently teaches at the University of North Texas, where she is completing her Master of Fine Arts degree.


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.