The arts school provides a variety of classes and camps for adults and youth. Call 512-974-4040 or select one of the following links to view additional information:

Register Online

Early Childhood:     ages 3.5 - 5

Afterschool Arts:   ages 5 - 12

Adult Arts Classes

Adult Art Classes

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.

Creativity Club After School

Creativity Club

Creativity Club is an after school program held at the Dougherty Arts School and at participating AISD elementary schools. Students engage in TEKS aligned arts education through 2D and 3D visual art, digital arts, and performing arts.

Create Away Virtual After School Program

Create Away Virtual After School

Create Away is a digital after school program held over Zoom where elementary-aged students can connect with others, socialize with peers, and flex their creative skills under the guidance of our Arts Instructors who specialize in various visual, performing, and digital arts mediums. The goal of Create Away is to give students a supportive virtual environment to come together, have fun, and foster creative expression from home.

Registration Information

Youth Registration Policies and Procedures

Adult Registration Policies and Procedures

Online Registration FAQ and Account Creation


Parks Financial Aid


DAC School Staff

Culture & Arts Specialists

Catherine Chao Youth Programs 512-974-4022

James Byers Youth Programs 512-974-4020

Daphne Holland Adult & Senior Arts 512-974-4033

Cidnye Stott Youth Programs 512-974-4020

Ariel Ximenes Youth Programs 512-974-4020

Saturday Youth Arts Program Specialist

Janice Jaeschke Youth Programs 512-974-4017