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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.


TOTALLY COOL TOTALLY ART! Free art classes for grades 7th-12th. Class descriptions: Digital media: music making, digital art, animation, acting, tik tok. Sculpture: clay monster masks, battery operated machines, foam, kinetic sculpture. Fresh threads: fashion, fiber arts, tie die, accessories, sewing machines, pillow creatures. Painting: acrylic paint, spray paint, large portrait project, face makeup. Monday & wednesday classes are 6-8 at delores duffie rec center, gus garcia rec. center, pan am/mendez rec center, and dittmar rec center. Tuesday and thursday classes are 5:30-7:30pm at dove springs rec center, turner roberts rec center, north west rec. center, and Virginia L. Brown rec. center. Session 1 is nov. 6th, 2023 - dec. 14, 2023. Session 2 is dec. 16th, 2023 - feb. 1st, 2024. Session 3 is February 5th, 2024 - March 7th, 2024. And session 4 is March 18, 2024 - April 18, 2024. The image displays a calendar showing which classes are at which recreation centers during each session, for help understanding this calendar please email or call (512)978-2478. The city of austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with disabilities act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance please contact (512)974-3914 or relay texas 7-1-1.

A map that shows the locations of the participating recreation centers including Gus Garcia, Northwest, Delores Duffie, Dittmar, Virginia L Brown, Turner Roberts, Pan Am and Dove Springs. For help locating which participating recreation center is nearest to you, please give us a call at (512) 978-2477

Registration for Delores Duffie Recreation Center

Registration for Dove Springs Recreation Center

Registration for Gus Garcia Recreation Center

Registration for Turner Roberts Recreation Center

Registration for Pan Am Recreation Center

Registration for Northwest Recreation Center

Registration for Dittmar Recreation Center

Registration for Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center

Online Registation

Forms and Documents

A Review of the 2022 - 2023 TCTA Season

Check out this glimpse into what we achieved during our last season of TCTA.

Summer Film Camp: The Figments

Several wacky imaginary characters battle for supremacy in the mind of their "creator" in this special effects madcap comedy.


Making a 7-Foot-Tall Styrofoam Sculpture

TCTA Film: Cards of Darkness


For over a dozen short films created this past season, 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

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