Index: Art Classes for Anyone

We've updated our art classes index with October listings. These are classes primarily meant for beginners and intermediate levels. Have you always wanted to art, but feel like you can't art? Jump into a class and socialize with fellow Dentonites that are likely to also be art appreciators. If there's a class that should be included in our index please email


A Creative Art Studio
227 W. Oak St. #101

Wednesday Morning Drawing Class
10 - 11:30 am
$20 per lesson
Bring your own sketchbook (12x14 or 16x20), drawing pencils, white eraser, and kneaded eraser. Students can join at any time to learn the fundamentals of drawing.  

Beginning Watercolor Class
October 13, 20, and 27
7pm - 9pm
$90 for all 3 sessions
This class welcomes beginners to learn how to paint with watercolor. It doesn't matter how green you are. Each week there will be a new technique for students to learn. Supplies and paper must be purchased separately, and such items are available at the studio.  

Watercolor Batik Workshop:
Sunday, October 16
2:30pm - 5pm
This Sunday afternoon workshop teaches an old technique of watercolor painting that uses a melted wax that work as a resist. Work with rice paper and paints to paint in a style that's comparable to what HDR does for photography. All supplies and tools are included with admission.




Denton Public Library


All classes at the Denton Public Library are free because this city is awesome.

Layered Bracelets Workshop (Ages 16+)
Thursday, October 6
9:30am - 11:30am
Emily Fowler: 502 Oakland St.
Supplies are provided in this class that will teach students to make layered bead bracelets with cute Fall styles.

Build it with Bricks (Ages 5+)
Saturday, October 8 (Amazing Mazes)
Friday, October 14 (To the Races)
Emily Fowler Library: 502 Oakland St.
Denton Library challenges you to becomes a master builder with Legos. Supplies are provided by the library in this lesson that merges logical construction with imagination. (Classes are not officially endorsed by the Lego Group)
After-School Art Series: Musical Instruments (Ages 5-8)
Tuesday, October 11
North Branch: 3020 N. Locust St.
This is a whimsical art lesson for young kids, and we full-heartedly endorse encouraging young ones to learn artsy things.

Open Art Lab (Ages 11-17)
Wednesday, October 12
North Branch: 3020 N. Locust St.
Creative minds are welcome to dabble in analog art forms with all materials provided in the North Library's Teen Room.

Here Comes Johnny Appleseed (Ages 5-8)
Thursday, October 13
South Branch: 3228 Teasley Ln
Two words: apple art. In addition to that fun, kids will learn about the legend of Johnny Appleseed and taste test apples.

Thursday Night Stampin (Ages 16+)
Thursday, October 20
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Emily Fowler: 502 Oakland St.
Get into card-making with all supplies provided. Make sure to register in advance to get into the class. Students will make 3 themed cards using stamp and design sets.

The DIME Store
510 South Locust

Beginning Brush Lettering with Wildflower Art Shop
Saturday, October 8
10:30am - 12pm
$55 ($85 with Brush Lettering Kit)
Brush lettering is a practice similar to calligraphy. Students will gain skills in using a single brush pen to make beautiful letters, and take home something they'll be proud to hang on their walls. All supplies used during class are provided.  Students will take home an inspiring work of art.

Beginning Hand Lettering with Wildflower Art Shop
Saturday, October 8
1pm - 2:30pm
$65 ($110 with Hand Lettering Kit)
If you've ever wanted to design a rad poster with artsy lettering, this is your chance to develop those skills. Participants will learn a range of styles, and are encouraged to bring their own favorite quotes. Words are art too!

Intro to Hand Embroidery with Allie Biddle
Friday, October 14
6pm - 8:30pm
Hand-stitching is a meditative skill that can lead making fantastic gifts for loved one. Allie Biddle will teach you about hand embroidery and hoop art as well as send you off with a kit to make hoop art at home. All supplies are provided.




Greater Denton Arts Council
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
400 E Hickory St

Creative Space Workshop Series: Body Factory Puppet Workshop
Friday, October 28
$50 ($45 for GDAC members)
Melanie Little Gomez Smith and Des Smith of ARTLAB 3000 have wowed the town with their dioramas for 35 Denton and Arts All Night. Now you can learn how to make puppets from the masters themselves. All supplies are provided for participants to assemble puppets to their own style. Register by October 21st to get into the class.

Creative Space Workshop Series: Comic Strip Creation Workshop
Thursday, November 3
$50 ($45 for GDAC members)
Comic aficionado? Why not make one yourself? Curator and artist Josh Rose will explain his process before participants design their own 3-4 panel comic strip. This event is for adults over 21 and BYOB. All supplies are provided.

Wednesdays: Midday Zen at the PAAC:  Noon - 12:50pm
Ema Ruth Russell Rehearsal Studio
A little hump day treat for your inner yogi. Don't have yoga clothing or equipment? No worries. This class is tailored to fit casual clothing and mats are available to borrow at no cost. For more info on more classes around town visit Karma Yoga.

Sunday's: Denton Celtic Dancers Community Dance Class: 5 - 7pm
$1 per session, FREE for students
Ema Ruth Russell Rehearsal Studio
Not only does this class welcome newcomers, it provides the chance to observe more experienced Celtic dancers if you show up at 5pm. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict movement and leather shows with no heels such as jazz shoes, ballet slippers, and ghillies. For more info visit Denton Celtic Dancers

Greenspace Arts Collective
529 Malone St, Denton, TX 76201

Free Salsa and Bachata Workshop + Social Dancing
Friday, October 7
6:30pm - 8:30pm (Free Workshop, all ages)
8:30pm -11:30pm (Social Dancing with $5 cover, 21+ only and BYOB)
Learn to unlock those hips with these free dancing lesson provided by Salsa with Jo. One hour is devoted to salsa and the 2nd hour will have bachata lessons. If you can't make the workshop, guests are welcome to attend the social dancing period.
Facebook Event

The following Fall classes began September 6 but are continuing through October. Single class prices are available. Check their calendar for rates and descriptions.
4:30 - 5:30     Ballet-Contemporary/Age 11 & up
5:30 - 6:00     Pointe Class / Age 11 up

5:00 - 6:00    Ballet - Tap / Age 5-8
6:30 - 7:30     Ballet Barre & Stretch / Adult-Teen

4:00 - 5:00     Ballet-Tap/ Age 3-4
5:00 - 6:00     Ballet-Contemporary / Age 8-10
6:00 - 6:30     Tap Technique / Age 8-up

6:30 - 7:30 Classical Ballet / Adult-Teen
7:30 - 8:30     Chakra Yoga / Adult

10:30 - 11:30   Mommy & Me Toddler
2:00 - 3:30     Salsa










Painting with a Twist

208 W. Oak St. Denton, TX 76201

Painting with a Twist hosts session almost every single day. Check out their calendar to pick out a class. Typical cost is $35 a session, and it's BYOB if the class isn't a family friendly event.




Scrap Denton
420 S. Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76201

Eco-dying Workshop
Saturday, October 22
Be ecology conscious and learn how to use items such as avocado skins for dyeing fabrics. Participants will leave with eco-bundles that will be a semi-permanent print on fabric. 

Serendipity on the Square
108 W. Oak St.

Shabby Chic Painting Workshops
Evening Sessions: Tuesdays through Saturdays 6pm-8pm
Daytime Sessions: Tuesdays through Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm; Saturdays 2pm-4pm
Pick up some shabby chic skills in this class. Participants are provided paint, supplies, and a free furniture item to keep. This can be solo experience, or you can bring along a group for a fun night of learning with friends and family.
call 940-382-7685 for reservations