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:

 

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summer art camp

July 9 - 13, 2018
9:30 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 1:00
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Ages 6-10 and 11-14
$65 - 75

This summer, kick your creativity into high gear at the Greater Denton Arts Council with art, guitar, and dance classes. All supplies provided, class size is limited. 

Campers attending two back-to-back classes should bring a sack lunch to eat between sessions. Tables will be set up in Festival Hall and staff will be on hand to help. Parents and gaurdians are not required to pick-up students in between sessions. 

On the last day of camp each class will have a presentation for family and friends to showcase what the campers have learned throughout the week. 

Art
Ages 6-10, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Ages 11-14, 9:30-11:00 AM
$75 Public; $70 Member

Get up close and personal with art this summer! Kids will spend time exploring the galleries, playing games, and creating artwork in the studio using a variety of media. While learning about different artistic genres, junior artists will discover and polish their unique creative vision.

All supplies provided.

Guitar
$70 Public; $65 Member

Ages 6-10, 9:30-11:00 AM

Discover the basics of acoustic guitar—including how to play melodies, bass lines, and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn to make handmade instruments and use them to create songs and song effects. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Ages 11-14, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Discover the basics of acoustic guitar—including how to play melodies, bass lines, and chords in both solo and ensemble settings. Learn how to read guitar tablature, experiment with improvisation, and write original songs. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Dance
$70 Public; $65 Member

Ages 6-10, 9:30-11:00 AM

Get your body moving and grooving to the rhythm of your heartbeat. Students will learn the basics of creative movement as they imagine how to physically interpret experiences and emotions through leaps, spins, and twirls. In one day, dancers will transform from happy to mad, human to non-human. Please wear comfortable clothing or dance wear. Bring jazz shoes or sneakers. No cutoffs or skirts.

Ages 11-14, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Push your artistry further as your hone your skills in creative movement as well as classical and contemporary techniques. Combining routines with experiments in improvisational movement, dancers will refine their individual style. Please wear comfortable clothing or dance wear. Bring jazz shoes or sneakers. No cutoffs or skirts.

ARTS AFTER SCHOOL
Fall Session | Stay tuned for Fall 2018 dates
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Member $130; Public $140

Arts After School is an exploratory program for students ages 6-10 that investigates the history of art and provides a forum for creative self-expression. This program not only offers art instruction, it nurtures life skills that foster constructive youth development. Through visual analysis and personal reflection, 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.