Upcoming Events  


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Artist Talk with MuthaGoose

Wednesday June 12, 2024

Learn firsthand the processes, inspiration, and techniques of artist duo Jill Garcia and Kim Phu, otherwise known as MuthaGoose.

All Julia C. Butridge Gallery events are free and open to all.

Learn more about their exhibit "Luster Woo" at the Julia C. Butridge Gallery webpage.


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DAC Nights: Behind the Zines

An in-person event 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 

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DAC Nights invites you Behind the Zines to learn about the making and crafting of zines, an artform deeply rooted in Queer history and self-expression. Swap your creations with fellow makers and put your zines in circulation!  

Teaching artists will be available to help you create your own zine. Flip through and gather inspiration from LQBTQ+ zines provided by Sherwood Forest Zine Library.  

This event is free! Registration is encouraged, but not required. DAC Nights will have general supplies for creating your own zine, but all are welcome to bring their own supplies to make it just right.


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Creativity Unleashed: Conquering Your Inner Critic

Free Workshop for ages 18+
Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Explore ways to integrate creativity into your daily routine with DAC Resident Artist Chelsea Biggerstaff.

Through interactive activities and discussions, learn how to overcome early challenges in starting a creative practice, while also exploring the power of clay as a tool for self-expression by creating inner critic masks.

This workshop is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


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Alexa Skillicorn Free Concert at the Dougherty Arts Center

Saturday, June 15, 2024

RSVP on Facebook/ Eventbrite! 

Join us for the official album release concert of the Alexa Torres Quartet debut album, In Situ.

Doors open at 7:00pm and the music begins promptly at 7:30pm.

Afterwards there will be a reception with snacks and refreshments in the lobby with the musicians who would love to meet you. There will also be CDs and vinyl available for purchase. The concert is supported by Austin's Live Music Event Fund Program and is hosted in collaboration with the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center..

This event is free for all ages.  RSVP is not required to attend.


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Gowthami Manikandan presents Bharatanatyam Arangetram

Saturday, June 22, 2024

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This is a solo Bharatanatyam recital of Gowthami Manikandan. Bharatanatyam is an ancient Indian dance form. The Arangetram (solo recital) is a showcase of Gowthami's formal training in this art form to the public. The dance items will be performed in the presence of a live orchestra from Chennai, India.


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DAC Nights: Mend Mania

An in-person event 
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 

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According to online publication, them., “needlepoint is likely the campiest art form in human history.”  And we agree! Textile Arts have a deep thread interwoven with Queer history, from challenging gendered connotations to demanding visibility from those around them. Led by DAC’s own weaving wonder Cidnye Stott, the event will provide supplies and guidance to strengthen well-loved textiles or transform clothing through patchwork and visible mending, queering the idea of fabric and thread itself!  

This event is free! Registration is encouraged, but not required. DAC Nights will have some thread and mending supplies on hand, but participants are welcome to bring their own. 


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Kintsugi-Inspired Pottery Repair

Free Workshop
Saturday, June 29

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Accidently break your favorite handmade ceramic bowl from pottery class?  Save the pieces and put them back together by trying a Kintsugi-inspired method taught by DAC resident artist Chance Ramirez!  

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending with gold, celebrating the imperfections of life.  Students are asked to bring broken pottery from home to repair using a Kintsugi-inspired processes. A brief history and appreciation of Kintsugi will be given and participants will bring new life to their broken ceramic pieces using adhesive and gold-colored powder. This is a great way for students to explore creative reuse and discover new ways to appreciate old pieces of work. Repaired pieces will be for display only and will not be food safe.

This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. 


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Wiley Dance & Design Presents: Non-Binary Joy

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 7:00pm
Friday, July 5, 2024 at 7:00pm
Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Suggested donation of $10.  

Dance is for everyone, and to dance is human. Non-Binary Joy is an immersive, interactive queer dance experience, blending a variety show into an ecstatic dance-inspired framework. Come as you are in comfortable clothes for an unforgettable celebration!

Email nonbinarydance@gmail.com with additional questions.

Wiley Dance & Design is part of the Artist Access Program, through the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department, Division of Museums and Cultural Programs, and the Dougherty Arts Center.

Digital Programming 

The DAC is proud to offer free digital programming for the public.

Adult Art Lessons

Instructor-led lessons in various different mediums of ceramics, drawing & painting, and digital arts.

Ceramics: Ceramic Trays

Ceramics: Adding Form to Coil Vessel

Ceramics: Making a Bowl on the Potters Wheel

Ceramics: Adding Details to Sculptures with Jon Nelson Video 3

Ceramics: Trimming a Bowl

Ceramics: Rhyton Part 1 - Handbuilding the vessel

Ceramics: Rhyton Part 2 - Decorating the vessel

Ceramics: Hand Building a Dog Food Bowl

Ceramics: Hand Building a Cat Food Bowl

Ceramics: How to Make a Plate on the Wheel

Ceramics: How to Trim a Plate

Ceramics: Texture Glazing Ceramics - Video 4

Ceramics: Learn How to Make an Oil Bottle

Ceramics: How to Make A Vase on the Potters Wheel

Ceramics: Make a Cup on the Wheel

Ceramics: Make a Ring Holder on the Potters Wheel

Ceramics: Make a Coffee Pour Over

Ceramics: Make a Flower Brick part 1

Ceramics: Make a Flower Brick part 2

Ceramics: Make a Large Serving Dish

Ceramics: Trim a Large Baking Dish

Ceramics: Make a Teapot Part 1

Ceramics: Make a Bird House

Ceramics: Make a Teapot Part 2

Ceramics: Make a Bird Bath & Feeder

Ceramics: How to Reclaim Clay Scraps

Ceramics: Trimming With a Chuck

Ceramics: Make Screen Printed Decals

Ceramics: Make a Clay Pumpkin on the Potter's Wheel

Ceramics: Pinch Pot Clay Pumpkin

Ceramics: Basic Clay Wedging

Ceramics: How to Pull Cup Handles

Ceramics: Glazing a Mug: Two Ways

Ceramics: Spiral Clay Wedging

Ceramics: Make Mug Handles

Ceramics: Cut and Slam Wedging

Ceramics: Make a Lidded Jar

Ceramics: What Are Pyrometric Cones?

Ceramics: Firing Ceramics 101

Drawing: Portrait Drawing Hacks

Drawing:Urban Sketching in Your Yard

Drawing: The Five Aspects of Light

Drawing: Hatching & Cross-Hatching - Pen & Ink Shading Techniques, Part I

Drawing: Stippling & Scribbling - Pen & Ink Shading Techniques, Part II

Drawing: Drawing on Book Pages

Drawing: How To Start Drawing a Portrait

Drawing: Grid Drawing

Drawing: Drawing Drapery

Drawing: Ditch Your Eraser: Hand Lettering

Drawing: Additive and Subtractive Drawing

Drawing: Developing a Daily Drawing Practice

Drawing: Using Notan as a Composition Tool

Drawing: Ditch Your Eraser: Embracing Mistakes

Drawing: Tips & Tricks: Thumbnails

Drawing: Gesture Drawing: How and Why

Drawing: Drawing Hair In Portraits

Drawing: Using Perspective To Draw The Human Head

Drawing: Tips & Tricks: Urban Sketching Trees & Shrubs

Drawing: 2B or not 2B: The Pencil Code

Drawing: Tips & Tricks: Sharpening Art Pencils

Drawing: Tips & Tricks: Walnut Ink

Drawing: Squint: What’s a Value Study?

Drawing: Face It: Using Value Shapes To Draw The Human Face

Drawing: Hands Up- Drawing Hands

Drawing: Why Perspective Is Hard To Get Right Part 1

Drawing: Sketching Clouds in Pen & Ink

Drawing: Why Perspective is Hard to Get Right? Part 2

Drawing: Blind Contour Drawing

Painting: Indigo Hills Watercolor

Painting: Basics - The Painter's Sketchbook

Painting: A Guide to Abstract Painting

Painting: Riverbank Scene in Watercolor

Painting: Pink Water Lily Watercolor

Painting: Creating a Watercolor Study

Painting: Blending & Dry Brushing

Painting: Seascape in Watercolor

Painting: Highlights and Edges

Painting: Tips for Beginning Acrylic Painters

Painting Basics: Color Theory

Painting: Discover Watercolor Crayons

Painting: Color Theory

Painting Basics: The Self-Critique

Painting: Exploring Color in Neutral Tones

Painting: Watercolor Crayon Still Life

Painting Basics: Oil or Acrylic?

Painting: Beginning Watercolor: Abstract with India Ink

Painting Basics: Setting Up a Still Life

Painting: Abstract Art: What’s Going On Here?

Painting: Beginning Watercolor: Stormy Sky

Painting: Tips & Tricks: Composition

Painting: Watercolor: Using Expressive Color

Painting: Tips & Tricks: DIY Painting Set Up

Painting: Beginning Watercolor: Mixed Media Collage

Painting: Watercolor - Oil Pastels with Watercolor

Painting: Beginning Watercolor: Painting Trees

Painting: Beginning Watercolor: How to Paint Clouds

Painting: Painting a Starry Sky With Ink

Painting: Beginning Watercolor: Brush Basics

Painting: Painting Clouds With Gouache

Beginning Watercolor: Falling Leaves

Watercolor: Bounced Color

Watercolor: The 10 Minute Field Sketch

Watercolor Sketchbook: Simplifying a Complex Subject

Paint a Purple Iris

Digital: Photoshop - Clone Stamp

Digital: Photoshop - Blending Modes

Digital: Introduction to Illustrator

Craft: Paper Quilling

Craft: Papier-Mâché Cactus Sculpture

Craft: Trellis Ladder for your Garden

Craft: Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Squirrel Feeder

Craft: Cross Stitch Earring Holder

Craft: Hypertufa Planters

Craft: Make a Peephole Diorama

Craft: Make a Tunnel Book

Craft: Make Paper Flowers

Craft: Upcycled Wine Cork Board

Craft: Tips & Tricks: Cutting Collage Elements

Crafts: Upcycled Lawn Chair

Crafts: Bat Macrame Wall Hanging

Crafting: Folded Book Art

Crafting: Upcycled Toy Frame

Crafting: Upcycled Tinsel Tree

Crafting: DIY Stamped Wrapping Paper

Crafting: Upcycled Sweater Mittens

Crafting: DIY Pajaki

Mixed Media: A Template for Working With Mixed Media

Mixed Media: Blackout Poetry on Book Pages

Mixed Media: Reviving an Abandoned Drawing

Mixed Media: Curating Collage Elements

Photography: DIY Camera Obscura

Photography: Make a Paraxinoscope

Photography: Smartphone Photography: How to Tune Your Image

Photography: Natural Light Photography

Photography: Smart Phone Photography: How to Remove Unwanted Content

Smartphone Photography: How to Rotate and Crop an Image

Smartphone Photography: Adding Shallow Depth of Field

Smartphone Photography: Creating a Black and White Image with the Subject in Color

Studio Tour with Robin Gary

Studio Tour with Jennifer Hill

Studio Tour with Andrea Patin

Studio Tour with Adrienne Hodge

Artist Professional Development

The Artist Resource Center is pleased to host free monthly professional development workshops for artists. Covering a different topic each month, our workshops give artists the tools to develop and advance their careers in the arts.

Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop

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