Totally Cool Totally Arts. A free art program taught and lead by professional artists.

Totally Cool Totally Art (TCTA) has been cultivating creative teens since 1996. TCTA is unique in that the classes are completely free to Austin's youth teen community. Teens will learn various techniques by working directly alongside professional artists. The program reinforces positive choices by offering art appreciation in a mentoring environment. TCTA is built to help give teens new experiences, build respect and trust, keep them out of trouble during high-risk after school hours and improve their skills in creative expression, communication, teamwork and arts appreciation.

All PARD youth and teen programs will follow modified safety guidelines. For more information on program guidelines and essential eligibility requirements, visit After School Programs |

Totally Cool Totally Art is Hiring Teaching Artists

Training begins October 17th.


A Monster Killer Thriller

Check out the stop Stopmotion-tacular action-packed epic film our campers wrote and produced this Summer.

Totally Cool Totally Art 2022 Virtual Exhibit Video

Totally Cool Totally Art's End of Season Showcase featured hundreds of this past season's best work loaded into the Dougherty Art's Center. Take a virtual look at the paintings, digital art, sculptures and film that were on display.

Animations for TCTA's Digital Art Class

Making a 7-Foot-Tall Styrofoam Sculpture

TCTA Film: School Yard Bully

For over a dozen short films created this past session, visit TCTA Film’s YouTube.

Online Art Tutorials

Bored at home check out the Art Tutorials below

TCTA is going Virtual with Videos, DIY Projects and Lessons!

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Program Staff

TCTA Coordinator - Clint Hofmeister

(512) 978-2476

TCTA Specialist - Kelly Hasandras

(512) 978-2477

TCTA Marketing & Graphics - Rachel Ditzig

(512) 978-2478