Greater Denton Arts Council

family programs

Celebrate the arts with the whole family during Family Days, Parent + Child Classes, Spring Break and Summer Art Camps

take a stand

Arts & Advocacy Family Day: Artist Stand Kick Off Event
Saturday, April 1, 11 AM – 1 PM, FREE
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

In partnership with CASA of Denton County and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, families can enjoy crafts, performances, cupcake decorating, and more! Afterwards, enjoy more family activities on the Denton Courthouse Square in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Full schedule of events available on the Take a Stand: Kick Off Celebration Facebook event page.

North Texas Book Festival

Saturday, April 15, 10 AM - 3pm

The North Texas Book Festival, Inc. provides grants to school and public libraries and literacy programs in the Denton County area. The annual Book Festival is held in April in Denton, Texas, connecting authors and readers in a fun, casual setting. Learn more at

summer art camp

Explore the Arts with Camp GDAC
Summer 2018 | 9:30 AM - 11 AM; 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Each summer, the galleries of the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center transform into an indoor art camp complete with a miniature forest, campsites, and more!  All classes are held on-site at the PAAC at 400 E. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas. All supplies provided, class size is limited. 

Due to construction at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, the 2017 Summer Art Camp has been cancelled. Please check back next spring for Summer Art Camp 2018 dates. 


spring break camp

Art + Nature Adventure
March 2018 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Creativity and spring are in bloom at the Greater Denton Arts Council! Be inspired by nature as you explore a variety of media including drawing, painting, and printmaking. Create eco-friendly art projects in the studio and explore the galleries and the great outdoors. For children ages 6-10; all arts supplies provided.

Please check back next spring for Spring Break Camp 2018 dates.