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Saturday Youth Studio

Classes - Spring 2024

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Program Description

The Dougherty Arts Center’s Saturday Youth Studio helps provide young artists with experiences in various art mediums that they might not receive in conventional arts education. Each session will feature different projects so students can repeat classes month to month.

Saturday Youth Studio Classes are provided a la carte. Dougherty staff will transition students between registered classes which are contiguous. In this case, please send a snack and water bottle for transition time(s). If you enroll your child in non-adjacent classes, you will be responsible for the time between classes.

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Get your hands dirty with clay! Students will be introduced to various hand-building techniques as they create unique three-dimensional projects. Pinching, coiling, and slab-building will all be explored. Older students may even get the opportunity to try their hands at the pottery wheel. Students will glaze their pieces, resulting in their very own works of ceramic art. Materials and firing included.

Ceramics Class Time

Age Group

10:00am to 11:15am

11 - 14 years

11:30am to 12:45pm

5 - 7 years

1:00pm to 2:15pm

8 - 10 years


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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 - 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 - 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.