Greater Denton Arts Council

student programs

Each year, thousands of children participate in arts programs such as Art Exploration at the PAAC and Arts After School classes. Upcoming classes include:


Fall 2019, Nine week Session


October 9, 2019 to December 11, 2019
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Member $150; Public $160

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

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.

Fall Session Theme: The Nature of ME!

Do you know your family tree? This Fall, students will create drawings, paintings, found art sculptures, and a handmade book of their story. The images of Fall and nature and culture will be explored though Art History while students discover their own history and what makes them who they are.

For registration information please E-Mail: or register here!

Art exploration at the paac

This program is a revitalization of what was formerly known as Getting Started With The Arts. In collaboration with Denton ISD, fourth grade students have the opportunity to visit the Arts Center for interactive tours of current exhibitions.

To learn more about tours and resources for students and educators, click here.