2021 Summer/Fall Classes  
 

Dance & Yoga

Nutcracker Ballet

Auditions: Aug 29 | 2-4pm for corps only

Performances: Dec 11 | 2:00pm & 7:00pm, & Dec 12 | 2:00pm
 

Beginner Ballet/Tap | Baby Flowers (Ages 3)

Instructor: Genevieve Abrego

This class is for beginners and will take students through the basics in ballet and tap techniques. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 11 & 12.

Sat, Sept 11-Dec 12 | 11:00-12:00

Tuition: $30/month or $120 | 13 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet 
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

 

Basic Ballet/Tap | Reindeer (Ages 4-5)

Instructor: Jackie Ortiz

This class is for dancers with basic, previous dance skills and will take students through the basics in ballet and tap techniques. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 11 & 12.

Sat, Sept 11-Dec 12 | 9:00-10:00

Tuition: $30/month or $120 | 13 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet 
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

 

Intermediate Ballet/Tap | Mother Ginger (Ages 6-7)

Instructor: Nicole Meza

This class is for intermediate students and will expand their understanding of basic ballet technique and continue to develop a foundation for strength and proper alignment. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 11 & 12.
Sat, Sept 11-Dec 12 | 10:00-11:00

Tuition: $30/month or $120 | 13 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet 
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

 

Pre-Company Ballet | Party Scene

Instructor: Annie Marshall

This class is for intermediate to more advanced students and will expand their understanding of basic ballet technique and continue to develop a foundation for strength and proper alignment. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 11 & 12.
Sat, Sept 11- Dec 12 | 12:00-1:00

Tuition: $30/month or $120 | 13 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet & jazz shoes
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

 

Nutcracker Corps
Instructor: Annie Marshall
Class time will depend on what dances students get selected for. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 11 & 12.
Sept 11-Dec 12 

Fight Scene | 1:00-2:00

Snow | 2:00-3:00
Russian & Merliton | 3:00-4:00

Flowers | 4:00-5:00
Spanish, Chinese, & Arabian | TBA
Tuition: $30/month for the first dance and $15/month for each additional dance.

Auditions: Aug 29 | 2:00-4:00

Yoga (Ages 18+)
Instructor: Lindsey Gomez
A breath-centered vinyasa (flow) Hatha yoga class that will calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. The class will include a brief meditation at the beginning and end that will help you become more in-tune with your breath as well as quiet the busy-ness of the mind. Practice will be adapted to suit all levels from beginners to experienced practitioners.
Tue | 6:00-7:00
Tuition: $30/month | Drop-ins welcome: $10 per class (exact change required)

Required: yoga mat, workout attire

Canvas Painting 
 

Canvas & Cocktails (Ages 21+)

Instructor: Ana Matthew

Grab your friends, coworkers, or make it a unique date night and join us for an evening of entertaining art instruction. Not artistic? A little nervous? Don't worry! Our instructor will guide you through step by step recreating the featured painting. It’s easy, fun, and totally stress free. By the end of the night you will be amazed at the artwork you have created!

Sat, Sept 28, Oct 9, Nov 6, and or Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30

Tuition: $30 | 1 Class

 

Canvas & Cookies
(Ages 4-5 w/Adult |6+ w/o adult)

Instructor: Ana Matthews

Cookies and Canvas not only instructs but also instills confidence in budding artists! Painting and socializing over cookies while your artwork has a little time to dry is just perfect! Parents are welcome to join, painting a memory with their child.

Sat, Sept 25, Oct 9, Nov 6, and or Dec 4 | 3:00-6:00

Tuition: $40 w/adult | $25 w/o adult | 1 Class

 

Music

Piano Lessons (Ages 7+)

Instructor: Miss Molly

Private piano lessons for kids and adults, beginner to intermediate level tailored to the needs of each individual student.

Wed, Fri, & Sat | 30 minute lessons

Please call for lesson time availability.

Tuition: $35/month | 4 classes/month

Photography

 

Community Open Darkroom (Ages 18+)

This is for photographers wanting a place to print. Green chemicals and some equipment provided; bring your own paper.

Tuition: $10/scheduled use or $50 unlimited month

 

Free Kid Workshops (Grade K-5)

Pre-registration required

 

Free Craft Workshop
Instructor: DRCA Staff

Fri, Sept 2, or Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3  | 4:00-5:00

Tuition: Free | 1 Class

 

Cool Crafts
 

Pinata Making (Ages 7-15)

Instructor: Ana Matthew

Pinatas are popular as a game-like activity at special events. To make your own pinata there are a couple of do-it-yourself techniques you can consider using like paper mache'. You will be inspired when you discover how easy it can be. 

Wed, Jun 16, 30, Jul 14, 28 | 9:30-11:30

Tuition: $35 | 4 Classes

 

Tye Dye (Ages 5+)

Instructor: Ana Matthew

Tue, Jun 29 | 9:30-11:00

Tuition: $15 | 1 Classes

Craft Pot & Canvas (Ages 5+)

Instructor: Ana Matthew
One class will have students making an adorable painting with the kiddos initials. The next class will have the student decorating a pot and planting a seed to watch grow throughout the summer.

Tue, Jul 13 & 27 | 9:30-11:00

Tuition: $20 | 2 Classes

Pottery
 

Wheel Throwing (Ages 16+) CLASS IS FULL

Instructor: Lida Scharton

Students will learn the basics of how to throw on the wheel.  They will be provided with 25 lbs. of clay and the use of all Firehouse glazes.

Wed, Sept 8-Nov 3 | 6:30-9:00 

Tuition: $100 | 9 Classes

Kid Hand Building (Ages 7-11)

Instructor: Jennifer Sanchez

Learn basic hand building techniques and apply them in this class where kids will build, carve, and glaze their very own creations!

Sat, Jun 12-Aug 7 | 9:00-10:30

Tuition: $35 | 7 Classes
No classes Jul 3 or 10

Open Pottery Studio

Students 18 and older with prior ceramics experience may sign-up for open studio use of the ceramics room.  The fee covers use of wheels, and glazes. Firing is only done by Firehouse personnel when kiln is full.

Call for studio availability

Fine Arts
 

Beginner Oil Painting/Drawing (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Diamond Vigil

A practical introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Learn palette layout, color mixing, methods of paint application, and the selection, handling and clean-up of materials. Investigate issues of color and composition through the still life and portrait. 

Wed, Oct 20-Dec 15 | 6:30-8:00 

Tuition: $75 | 8 Classes
No class Nov 24

Advanced Oil Painting/Drawing (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Diamond Vigil

When you have outgrown the basics and the old ‘should’ and 'should nots’ of painting, then you are ready for the advance class. This class will focus on painting from life and working from photographs. We will explore color and brushwork along with some drawing skills. These tools will give you the creative confidence to break the old rules and make art decisions that truly express you!
Tue, Oct 19-Dec 14 | 6:30-8:00

Tuition: $75 | 8 Classes

No class Nov 23

 

Water Media (Ages 15+)

Instructor: David Forks

Exploring water media techniques for stunning visuals in transparent and opaque water color. Includes gouache, acrylic, transparent water colors and multimedia techniques combining two or more of these mediums.
Mon, Oct 4-Nov 22 | 6:00-8:00

Tuition: $85 | 8 Classes
 

Painting From Life (Ages 15+)

Instructor: David Forks

Focuses on color recognition, color mixing and application as well as simplifying shapes and composition. Using still life setups, we will create a small painting from life during each class (8 total). Attention to each student based on individual needs. 
Thur, Oct 7-Dec 2 | 6:00-8:00

Tuition: $85 | 8 Classes
No class Nov 25
 

Fiber Arts

Crochet (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Nancy O’Brien

A class for beginners. We’ll start with the basics including reading patterns and make our way each class learning new stitches while working on warm beanies for the winter. 
Sat, Sept 4-Oct 2 or Oct 16-Nov 13 | 12:30-2:00

Tuition: $35 | 5 Classes

Registration Information:

  • To register for a class, you can come by the Firehouse to fill out a registration form and pay for the class or for a limited time, visit our class registration page.

  • Class spots cannot be held until payment is received

  • You must pre-register for all classes

  • DRCA Members receive a 10% discount

  • Classes may cancel due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone

  • Full refund are given only if class is canceled by the Firehouse. If a student wishes to cancel before the first class day a full refund less 30% will be given.

  • No refund after first class

 

Note to Parents:

In order to better serve you and insure the enjoyment and safety of our youngest art patrons,

please be on time to pick-up your child. 
Please let us know if your child has any special needs. All classes are designed to be age appropriate and you will need to contact the Firehouse if you are interested in having your child attend a class outside of his/her age limit. Thank you for your interest as we continue to provide quality art education!

 

 

Class Scholarships

Scholarships based on economic need are available.

One scholarship a year per family

 


This project is supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, The United Way,

and the Val Verde Community Foundation, along with many of our other sponsors as shown on our sponsorship page