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The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities. The school hires skilled artists that are committed to sharing their knowledge and exploring new ideas with students. Classes provide the springboard for students wishing to experience creativity and personal growth.

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Fall Adult Classes: In Person and Online 

Join in on the fun and get connected with other students. This fall we are offering limited in person classes at the Dougherty Arts Center and online.  


Registration Start Date: August 18 

Residents starts at 10am  

Non-Resident starts at 1pm 


Fall 1 classes start:  September 7 

Fall 2 classes start: October 25 

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Online registration ends several days before classes begin. Early registration is encouraged to ensure classes meet their minimum enrollment and to have the best chance to secure a space before the class is full. We have limited ability to register students over the phone, if you have issues registering online, please contact our registration office at 512-974-4040 or via email: 


In Person classes: This fall, our classes have limited capacity. Students are required to purchase their own supplies, please see supply list provided when registering. 

Online classes: One student per registration, each household with more than one student will need to register each student to participate. Students will need a digital device: computer, iPad, digital phone, internet access that connects to the device you are using. Classes are held over Zoom so the free Zoom App and Free Zoom login required.  To make sure the class is an enjoyable experience, we recommend students to have their cameras on during the class. Classes require students to purchase their own supplies. 

Programming is subject to change.


Teen Request 
Two forms are required for students under the age of 18; these must be completed and signed by guardian before the student can attend class. Only ages 15 -17 considered. Request must be submitted at least 5 business days before the class begins. Requests to attend classes with descriptions that state students must be at least 18 years old will not be approved. 
Parent completes: Teen Request Form  (PDF)
Adult reference completes: Teen Reference Form (PDF)


Account creation, payment, online registration questions 

Full payment is required at the time of the registration and to secure a spot in a class, unless otherwise noted. Registrations will be accepted online,  by phone at 512-974-4040 or in person at the Dougherty Arts Center front desk. No registrations will be accepted prior to 10AM on the first day of each registration date (refer to registration dates prior to submittal). 

Registrations received prior to 10AM on the first day of registration will be returned without being processed.
Online Registration FAQ