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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Write It! Think Out Loud High School Writing Workshop
Saturday, Sept 16, 2017, 10 AM - 3 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Register by Sept 8, $35 per student

High School Writing Workshop for only 12 students in Denton and surrounding North Texas communities. Explore your creative voice in poetry, blogging and spoken word with professional writers Makayla Price and Bill Flanigin. Registration is open through Friday, Sept 8 at artistsenclavedenton.com. Workshop fee is $35 per student and includes supplies, lunch, and refreshments.
Questions? Contact Susan Carol Davis at dentonenclave@gmail.com. 


ARTS AFTER SCHOOL
Fall Session | Wednesdays, October 4 - December 13, 2017
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Individual Class $15; Discounted (4) Class Pack: $55 for public ($50 for GDAC members)

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. NOTE: No classes held on Nov 22.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Class size is limited; advanced registration required.
To register, email education@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787


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Spring Break Camp: Art + Nature Adventure
March 2018 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Creativity and spring are in bloom at the Greater Denton Arts Council! Be inspired by nature as you explore a variety of media including drawing, painting, and printmaking. Create eco-friendly art projects in the studio and explore the galleries and the great outdoors. For children ages 6-10; all arts supplies provided. For more information, please contact education@dentonarts.com.

Please check back next spring for Spring Break Camp 2018 dates. 


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.