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:


Stay tuned for Fall 2019 dates
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!

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.

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.