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Youth after-school art program starts 23rd year

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Parks and Recreation Department kicked off its 23rd Totally Cool Totally Art program on Monday, the after-school program that supports Austin-area teenagers with creative inclinations. TCTA brings together local artists and recreation center staff members to provide free art instruction and mentoring to students in seventh through 12th grades. Recreation centers around the city participate, and snacks and transportation options are available at many locations. Students can explore a variety of mediums; this year’s focus is on metalsmithing, urban art (painting), S.T.E.A.M., and short film. The program runs through May 2019 and caps off with two exhibitions, one at Mexic-Arte and one at the Dougherty Arts Center. View the full session schedule here and contact your local rec center to sign up a student.

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