Dougherty Adult Arts photos

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. Classes provide the springboard for students wishing to experience creativity and personal growth.

Register Online

Registration is offered online. Online registration ends several days before classes begin. Once online registration has ended, call the registration office to see if spaces are still available. Early registration is encouraged to ensure classes meet their minimum enrollment and to have the best chance to secure a space before the class is full.


Teen Request
Two forms are required for students under the age of 18; these must be completed and signed by guardian before the student can attend class. Only ages 15 -17 considered. Request must be submitted at least 5 business days before the class begins. Requests to attend classes with descriptions that state students must be at least 18 years old will not be approved.
Teen Request Form (Parent Completes)
Teen Reference Form (Adult Reference Completes)

Full payment is required at the time of the registration and to secure a spot in a class, unless otherwise noted. Registrations will be accepted online,  by phone at 512-974-4040 or in person at the Dougherty Arts Center front desk. No registrations will be accepted prior to 10AM on the first day of each registration date (refer to registration dates prior to submittal).

Registrations received prior to 10AM on the first day of registration will be returned without being processed.

Click to view Adult Registration Policies & Procedures

Adult Policies & Procedures covers:

  • Cancellation / Refunds
  • Emergency Cancellation / Bad Weather Closures
  • Safety / Conduct
  • Transfers
  • Minimum Enrollment
  • Waiting Lists