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Saturday Youth Studio

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.

Fee per Class per Session: $45 (Resident) / $55 (Non-Resident)

NEW! Youth Drawing & Painting

Make your mark! Experiment with line, make shapes, create depth, render forms with color, value, and texture. Students will employ the elements of art as they draw and paint from life, reference, art history, and their own imaginations. Learn the basics of composition using the principles of design. Try out charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and more. Materials included.

Youth Printmaking

Burnish with a baren. Roll ink with a brayer. Make marks with stamps. Crank a print through a tabletop press. Experiment with texture, color, repetition, and other elements and principles of art and design. Incorporate found objects, collage techniques, or drawing skills to compose work. Students will learn about and explore various printmaking processes to make their own unique or serialized art prints on paper or other substrates. Materials included.

Saturday Class Rotation

Saturday Youth Studio Class Rotation
Age Printmaking Drawing & Painting
5 to 7 years 1:00pm to 2:15pm 10:00am to 11:15am
8 to 10 years 10:00am to 11:15am 11:30am to 12:45pm
11 to 14 years 11:30am to 12:45pm 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Session Dates

Spring 2023 Session Dates
Session Day Dates
February Saturday


April Saturday


May Saturday



CLICK HERE to Register Online!

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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.