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Creativity Club After School Arts

Creativity Club is an after school program held at the Dougherty Arts Center (DAC). Students engage in TEKS-aligned arts lessons in various areas of visual and performing arts. The goal is to provide students with a supportive, collaborative space to express themselves creatively.

Creativity Club runs concurrently with the AISD schedule. 5-year-olds may attend if enrolled in kindergarten. Pack a nut-free snack for your student specifically for after school. Arrival times can vary depending on transportation. The program ends at 6pm. Our student-to-teacher ratio is 12:1, and students will be split into groups based on age.

Grades: K-5

Fee Per Month: $140 (resident) / $220 (non-resident)

Fee for August ONLY: $70 (resident) / $110 (non-resident)

Runs: August through May, concurrent with AISD calendar
              Monday through Friday, 3pm to 6pm

Creativity Club @ DAC : Becker Elementary
  • Transportation by DAC staff via City van.
  • Van arrival times will vary.
Creativity Club @ DAC : Zilker Elementary
  • Transportation via AISD bus
  • Arrival time depends on AISD bus
Creativity Club @ DAC : Drop Off
  • Transportation WILL NOT be provided.
  • Students may be dropped off as early as 3pm.

    Creativity Club

      Session Dates

      Monthly Session Session Payment Due Date (by 6pm) Drops Occur Session Start Date Session End Date Scheduled Skip Date(s)
      August upon registration NA 8/14/2023 8/31/2023 none
      September 8/15/2023 8/21/2023 9/1/2023 9/29/2023 9/4/2023
      October 9/15/2023 9/20/2023 10/2/2023 10/31/2023 10/9/2023
      November 10/16/2023 10/20/2023 11/1/2023 11/30/2023 11/10/2023*
      11/20 - 11/24/2023
      December 11/15/2023 11/20/2023 12/1/2023 12/20/2023 None
      January 12/15/2023 12/20/2023 1/9/2024 1/31/2024 1/15/2024
      February 1/16/2024 1/22/2024 2/1/2024 2/29/2024 2/9/2024
      March 2/15/2024 2/20/2024 3/1/2024 3/28/2024 3/11 - 3/15/2024
      April 3/15/2024 3/20/2024 4/1/2024 4/30/2024 4/10/2024
      May 4/15/2024 4/22/2024 5/1/2024 5/23/2024 None

      *This is a City Holiday, not an AISD Holiday.

      How to Guarantee a Spot: Once enrolled in the first month, students are guaranteed a spot in consecutive months as long as payments are made by the 15th of the month for the next month's tuition.


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      Program Forms & Documents

      For more information and required materials to register for and attend City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department programs, click the image link below for the Centralized Program Documents website:

      Centralized forms and documents for city  Youth programs

      Other Program Forms:
      • Youth Class Request Form (PDF) - For a student to be placed in a different camp or class than he/she is assigned; otherwise, students are placed in camps and classes according to their age by birth date
      • Youth Friend Request Form (PDF) - For students who wish to be placed in the same camp or class together; only one request per student is permitted, subject to approval by program administration

      Financial Aid

      Click the image link below to visit the Parks and Recreation Department's Financial Aid website:

      Financial Assistance for Youth Programs (in various languages)

      Inclusion Services

      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.

      If you or your student require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please contact the Inclusion Unit at:

      For more information, visit the Inclusion Unit website.