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.

Image: Christopher Cunningham, TX Water Tower Series - 2gether, 2017; currently on view in Materials: Hard + Soft

Image: Christopher Cunningham, TX Water Tower Series - 2gether, 2017; currently on view in Materials: Hard + Soft

Artist Workshop with Chris Cunningham: Ceramic Face Wall Hangings
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 10 AM - 1 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$35 Public; $30 Member | Ages 12 & Up

Materials Hard + Soft artist Chris Cunningham will lead participants in making figurative head wall hangings using terra cotta clay. Each piece will be personalized with facial expressions and accessories as crazy, comedic, or realistic as the artist’s mind permits! Once crafted, participants will decorate their faces with low fire color slips. These pocket-sized creations animate any space and make an adorable, custom gift for your friends and family.


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

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School (Denton)
Every Third Thursday @ PAAC | 6 - 9 PM

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$5 to draw, BYOB

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alt. drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in a friendly BYOB environment (21 and up). Founded in 2005 at a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy's has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. Join the Arts Council and artist Joe Duncan on the third Thursday of each month, as part of our Thursday Nights at the PAAC event lineup; we will host a different theme/model each month (i.e. roller derby, pirates) and it's only $5 to draw, so come in sit down, and BYOB.