This facility is closed.

To maintain the health and safety of City of Austin Employees, and the public, this City of Austin facility is closed.

For more information, please view the city's Community Resources Page.

To see what other Parks and Recreation facilities are closed, please visit the PARD Facilities Closures Page.

Notice: The DAC’s adult classes for Summer 1 and Summer 2 are cancelled. We will let you know as soon as we have more information regarding Fall Class Registration.

The arts school provides a variety of classes and camps for adults and youth. Call 512-974-4040 or select one of the following links to view additional information:

Register Online

Stay Creative! Arts and Culture Summer Discovery

Stay Creative!

Stay Creative! Arts and Culture Summer Discovery Online Program is an exciting exploration of arts, culture and nature, for children 5 to 12 years of age. Beginning July 6th children can engage in a week of programmed activities exploring new and exciting themes like Intergalactic Planetary and The Force of Nature.  Austin residents can register for one camp opening June 15-19 online at Lottery Results available beginning June 22.

Fall Registration May 2, 2018 for Explore Arts and Creativity Club


Early Childhood:     ages 3.5 - 5
Afterschool Arts:   ages 5 - 12

Adult Arts Classes

Adult Art Classes

The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities. The school hires skilled artists that are committed to sharing their knowledge and exploring new ideas with students.

Explore Arts Early Childhood

Explore Arts

Play with clay. Paint, draw, sculpt and create! Act, dance, and sing! Explore the world of make-believe! This on-going monthly program is a great introduction to the visual and performing arts throughout the school year.

Creativity Club After School

Creativity Club

Creativity Club is an after school program held at the Dougherty Arts School and at participating AISD elementary schools. Students engage in TEKS aligned arts education through 2D and 3D visual art, digital arts, and performing arts.

Saturday Youth Arts

Saturday Youth Arts

The Dougherty Arts Center’s Youth Saturday Arts Program helps young artists to expand their experiences in various art mediums that they might not receive in conventional arts education.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Come join our fun and creative camps where young artists discover their imagination through visual and performing arts. The goal of our camps is to provide an organized and accommodating environment where campers are encourage to experiment and develop their own ideas.

Registration Information

Youth Registration Policies and Procedures

Adult Registration Policies and Procedures

Online Registration FAQ and Account Creation


Parks Financial Aid


DAC School Staff

Culture & Arts Education
Mary Ann Vaca-Lambert Supervisor 512-974-4037
Sarah German Coordinator 512-974-4025

Culture & Arts Specialists
Daphne Holland Adult & Senior Arts 512-974-4033
Spencer Greenwood Youth Programs 512-974-4020

Early Childhood Learning Program Specialist
Catherine Chao Youth Programs 512-974-4022

Saturday Youth Arts Program Specialist
Janice Jaeschke Youth Programs 512-974-4017