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:

 

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Summer Guitar Camp

July 22—26
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
$75 Public; $65 Member
Scholarships Available—see below

Instructor: Polly Maynard

Ages 6-9, 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. Construct handmade instruments and use them to create songs and sound effects. Guitar provided; children may bring their own instruments if desired.

Ages 10-14, 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.

Guitar Camp Scholarships Available

With the help of Newport Festivals Foundation, the Greater Denton Arts Council will offer kids from low-income families the opportunity to attend camp on scholarship. Scholarship awards are granted to only four campers, two in each age range, and are restricted to those with financial need.

To apply, submit the following material:

  • Scholarship Application Form

  • A copy of the previous year’s Tax Form

  • Verification of scholarship or financial assistance from one other source

  • Letter from your child explaining why they want to participate in the program.

  • Letter from the parent or guardian explaining how your child would benefit from participation in our program.

Please email required documentation to education@dentonarts.com or mail it to the address below by June 28, 2019.

Attn: Sara Greenberg
Greater Denton Arts Council
400 East Hickory Street
Denton, TX 76201

Applicants will be notified of award status by July 1, 2019.


ARTS AFTER SCHOOL


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.