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. Upcoming classes include:

 

ARTS AFTER SCHOOL: Epic Journeys and Adventures
Spring Session: March 20 – May 8 
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Member $150; Public $160

New and Improved! This year, Arts After School is aligned with TEKS curriculum standards so the fun your kids are having out of school complements their work in school!

Calling all adventure-seekers! For two thousand years, tales of treacherous journeys and unexplored lands have fascinated the minds of artists all over the globe. Some artists like William Hodges, John Webber, and Frederic Edwin Church have even packed up their brushes and journeyed into the wilderness to create their art. Join us this spring as students explore new territories through paintings, prints, and sculptures inspired by artists who went on epic journeys.

Arts After School is an exploratory program for students ages 6-10 that investigates the history of art and provides a space for creative self-expression. This program not only offers art instruction, it nurtures life skills that foster constructive youth development. Through visual analysis, personal reflection, and interactive discussions, students will assess and interpret the ways in which they relate to the world and each other while gaining confidence in their decision making and public speaking capabilities. All supplies provided. Class size is limited; advanced registration required.


GETTING STARTED WITH THE ARTS
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.

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summer art camp

Check back in the spring for 2019 dates
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center