Upcoming Virtual Events

Artist Talks: Summer Exhibiting Artists
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
6:30-8:30PM

Listen in as each of our artists discuss the process and inspiration behind their exhibits. Have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their artistic practice. This series of talks will take place via Zoom and begin at 6:30pm. The event requires only one registration to view all three. Approximate start times for each artist are listed below.

Jon Nelson: 6:30pm
Nora McMillen Burke: 7pm
Marianne Levy 7:45pm

RSVP for a Zoom Link


Art You! Virtual Event
Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00-3:00PM

Calling all high-school students interested in the arts! Meet and network with local Austin artist professionals.

The Dougherty Arts Center is hosting the Art You! Virtual Event on July 18, 2020 to celebrate Austin's future artists, creators, and community leaders. With a full schedule of online events, explore opportunities in the arts with artist talks, demos, and mentorship sessions. You'll have the chance to meet and network with industry professionals and learn artist professional development skills.

Check out our event page to register, sign up for a mentorship session, and find a curated list of resources for students: https://spark.adobe.com/page/vXPGqO0GD7fZq/


Digital Programming 

In light of the recent Stay Home-Work Safe Order requiring residents to stay home as much as possible, the DAC is proud to offer free digital programming for the public. Programs will be updated on a weekly basis beginning in early April.

Adult Art Lessons

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

Ceramic Trays

Ceramic Pinch Pots to Sculptures

Ceramic: Raku at the Dougherty Arts Center

Ceramics: How Make A Mug with Clay Slabs

Ceramic: Basic Coil Construction for Sculptures

Ceramic: Make a Clay Bowl

Ceramic: Adding Form to Coil Vessel

Ceramic: Making Clay Texture Stamps Part 1

Ceramic: Making Clay Texture Stamps Part 2

Ceramic: Hand Building a Sheep Planter with Saucer

Ceramic: Making a Bowl on the Potters Wheel

Ceramic: Clay Surface Design

Ceramic: Adding Details to Sculptures with Jon Nelson Video 3

Ceramic: Trimming a Bowl

Ceramic: Rhyton Part 1 - Handbuilding the vessel

Ceramic: Rhyton Part 2 - Decorating the vessel

Ceramic: Hand Building a Dog Food Bowl

Ceramic: Hand Building a Cat Food Bowl

Ceramic: How to Make a Plate on the Wheel

Ceramic: How to Trim a Plate

Ceramic: Texture Glazing Ceramics - Video 4

Ceramic: Learn How to Make an Oil Bottle

Ceramic: How to Make A Vase on the Potters Wheel

Ceramic: Make a Cup on the Wheel

Ceramic: Make a Ring Holder on the Potters Wheel

Ceramic: Make a Coffee Pour Over

Ceramic: Make a Flower Brick part 1

Ceramic: Make a Flower Brick part 2

Drawing: Portrait Drawing From Photos

Drawing: Intro to Graphite Pencils

Drawing: Implied Line Exercise

Drawing: Practicing Contour Line Drawings (PDF)

Drawing: Observable Landscape Studies (PDF)

Drawing: Practicing Value Shading Techniques (PDF)

Drawing: Using a Paintbrush and Brush Pen

Drawing: Ink + Water - Washes and Layers

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

Painting: Indigo Hills Watercolor

Painting: Monochromatic Still Life Study

Painting: Birchwood Blizzard Watercolor

Painting: Mushroom and Eggplant Watercolor

Painting: Sunflower Watercolor

Painting: Landscape Color Study

Painting: Lavender Field Watercolor

Painting: Basics - The Painter's Sketchbook

Painting: Glass Bottles in Watercolor

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

Digital: Introduce Yourself to Photoshop

Digital: Photoshop Layers Panel

Digital: Photoshop Brushes

Digital: Photoshop Selecting

Digital: Photoshop - Creating a Brush

Digital: Photoshop Adjustments

Digital: Photoshop Masks

Digital: Photoshop - Clone Stamp

Digital: Photoshop - Blending Modes

Digital: Introduction to Illustrator

Craft: Paper Quilling

Craft: Upcycle! Plastic Bag Coil Basket

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

Photography: DIY Camera Obscura

Starting and Maintaining Creative Momentum Video 1

Starting and Maintaining Creative Momentum Video 2

Starting and Maintaining Creative Momentum Video 3

Starting and Maintaining Creative Momentum Video 4

Starting and Maintaining Creative Momentum Video 5

Starting and Maintaining Creative Momentum Video 6

Art Happens Here: 2 Minute Studio Tours

DAC 2020 Artists give the audience an inside look of their work spaces and where they create.

Linda Wandt

Layla Luna

Amar Gupta

Veronica Ceci

Marianne Levy

Melanie Hickerson

Cara Jackson

Rhea Pettit

Nancy Wood

Sarah Luna

Leticia Mosqueda

Nora McMillen Burke

Youth Art Lessons

Instructor-led lessons in various different mediums of visual, performing, and digital arts.

Giacometti Sculptures with Mr. Jon

Martian Finger Puppets with Mr. Adam

Patterns & Presents with Mr. Kyle

Acrylic Skins with Mr. George

Shadow Box Theater with Ms. Jules

Paint Pouring with Ms. Sydney

Magic Scroll with Mr. Kyle

Marbled Flower Pot with Ms. Sydney

Wooden Architecture with Mr. Jon

Downloading & Using Twine with Mr. Kyle

Make a Beat in Drumbit with Mr. Matt

Collagraph Fish with Ms. Claire

Nature-Inspired Pattern Making with Ms Jules

Origami UFO with Mr. Jon

Paint like Miro with Mr. George

Pet Portrait Pt 1: Backgrounds with Mrs. Carina

Pet Portraits, Part 2: The Pet with Mrs. Carina

Making a Song in Song Maker with Mr. Matt

Cube Planet with Mr. Kyle

Monotype Printmaking with Ms. Claire

Downloading Piskel with Mr. Kyle

Paint like Sonia Delaunay with Mrs. Carina

Rock Store Animated Music Video with Mr. Matt

Matisse & Warhol Inspired Cutouts with Mr. George

Downloading MagicaVoxel with Mr. Kyle

Virtual Exhibits

A virtual exhibit featuring local multimedia artist Susannah Haddad.

A Deconstructed View by Susannah Haddad

Texas-based artist Nancy Wood has created Forest Bathing, a series of digital paintings exploring whether the beneficial effects of being in nature can also be reproduced by artworks displaying the beauty of nature.

Forest Bathing by Nancy Wood

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 Workshops

Art is Everywhere Map

Art is Everywhere and we have proof. Check out the DAC's complete interactive guide to art you can safely enjoy from the comfort of your car. Use this map to plan out your next Sunday afternoon drive, go on an art scavenger hunt and more! Do you have a spectacular yard sculpture in your front yard or business you want to include on the map and share with the public?

Check out the link to find out how you can participate. Art is Everywhere Map

Austin Art-O-Rama: Virtual Vendor 2 Minute Studio Tours

Dougherty Arts Center’s Austin Art-O-Rama artists show you where the art happens! Learn more about the virtual vendors and explore their studio spaces with these two-minute video tours.

Austin Art-O-Rama: Lisa McPike Smith Studio Tour

Austin Art-O-Rama: TJ Maclaskey Studio Tour

Austin Art-O-Rama: Marcie Dodd Studio Tour

 Austin Art-O-Rama: Luis Coss Studio Tour

 Austin Art-O-Rama: Vickie Flaugher Studio Tour

 Austin Art-O-Rama: Gary Swenor Studio Tour

 Austin Art-O-Rama: Bonnie Brushwood Studio Tour

 Austin Art-O-Rama: Cynthia Bloom Studio Tour