If you have artistic teenagers, you should look into this free afterschool program hosted at 16 different rec centers in Austin. Totally Cool, Totally Art (TCTA) provides teens, ages 12-18, a chance to discover the wonders of self-expression through a multitude of artistic mediums. With an emphasis on the process of creation, TCTA values the hands-on learning approach and encourages all teens to participate and explore their creative side regardless of their experience level.

Session 4 takes place from Jan. 20 – Feb. 12. Session 5 takes place from Feb. 16 – March 12, and Session 6 runs from March 23 – April 16. Classes run from 5-8 p.m., depending on location.


If there is a teen in your life who may be interested in learning more about TCTA, please contact your local recreation center for scheduling information.


  • Art Classes
  • Zine/ Printmaking
  • Culinary
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Short Film
  • Sculpture
  • DIY Crafts

Sounds like a great program for teens!