"Totally Cool Totally Arts. A free art program taught and lead by professional artists."

Check out our Fall Programs Flyer. Have questions about registration? Email tcta@austintexas.gov or call Kelly 512-978-2477.

Totally Cool Totally Art (TCTA) has been cultivating creative teens since 1996. TCTA is unique in that the classes are completely free to Austin's youth teen community. Teens will learn various techniques by working directly alongside professional artists. The program reinforces positive choices by offering art appreciation in a mentoring environment. TCTA is built to help give teens new experiences, build respect and trust, keep them out of trouble during high-risk after school hours and improve their skills in creative expression, communication, teamwork and arts appreciation.

All PARD youth and teen programs will follow modified safety guidelines. For more information on program guidelines and essential eligibility requirements, visit After School Programs | AustinTexas.gov

TCTA Free Teen Art Outreach Program Session 1 Programs and Dates

Register for Digital Art at Dittmar Recreation Center here.

Register for Sculpture at Delores Duffie Recreation Center here.

Register for Painting and Drawing at Montopolis Recreation and Community Center here.

Register for Short Filmmaking at Gus Garcia here.

Email tcta@austintexas.gov for help signing up.

Check out sessions 2, 3, and 4 starting in January 2022.  We'll be going out to 8 locations throughout Austin.

Spring Sessions 2 3 and 4

Spring Session Locations

Totally Cool Totally Art 2021 Virtual Exhibit Video

This last year, TCTA turned to the virtual world and continued to support student artists by hosting classes online. The shift in structure did not hinder their creativity but instead promoted a new wave of collaboration and innovation. View the TCTA 2021 Virtual Exhibit page to see a sample of all they accomplished.

Totally Cool Totally News: The Investigation

Local Austin news channel is haunted by their station's hangry ghost, Mabel. To figure out who stole her taco anchors turn detective, camera crew moonlight as Ghost Blasters, and the meteorologist Thomas, well you'll have to see. Camp TCTA students wrote, directed, shot, edited, and performed this original script on stage and made a movie. Fall Classes start November 1st at select recreation centers. Join the fun.

Ocean City Vamp Camp

Check out this short film created by TCTA Film during the stay-home quarantine days last year. Make movies and friends in TCTA, even online. Students collaborated on the script, recorded audio, and submitted original art to illustrate the story. Join us in person on November 1, 2021, at participating recreation centers.

Online Art Tutorials

Check out the art tutorials by clicking on the links below.

TCTA is going Virtual with Videos, DIY Projects and Lessons!

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Program Staff

TCTA Coordinator - Clint Hofmeister

(512) 978-2476

TCTA Specialist - Kelly Hasandras

(512) 978-2477

TCTA Marketing & Graphics - Rachel Ditzig

(512) 978-2478

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