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Dance conservatory to present open house

Denton Dance Conservatory will have an open house for registration in August.

New students are invited from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 11.

Registration open house events for returning students will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 11.

At the open house sessions, students and their parents will be able to meet teachers, register for classes, verify or change class schedules, pick up student handbooks and registration information, pick up Recital DVDs and pictures, shop in the school’s Studio C Dancewear Salon and complete payment agreements.

Forms, details about tuition and more information can be found online at

The conservatory is located at 4103 Mesa Drive. For more information, call 940-383-2623.


Studio offers art classes for youths

A Creative Art Studio is offering a painting class for youths on Wednesday.

Students ages 12 to 16 are invited to bring their favorite photograph to use as inspiration for painting on canvas at the downtown Denton studio.

Students will use acrylic paint and will learn how to apply mixed media techniques to create an original painting.

The one-day class will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Wed­nes­day. Tuition is $22.

The studio offers ongoing art classes for children. Instructor Barbara Halbert teaches art for preschool-age children and their caregivers from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tuition is $15 per session, and advance registration is required.

Instructor Robin Huttash teaches drawing, painting, watercolor, papier-mache, collage, wire sculpture and mosaic techniques. Ages 6 to 8 meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, and ages 9 to 13 meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Tuition is $15 per class.

The studio is located at 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. For more information or to enroll, call 940-442-1251.


Joint exhibit of poetry, art gets extension

“Merging Visions,” a collaborative exhibit of the Denton Poets’ Assembly and the Visual Arts Society of Texas, has received an extension.

The fifth annual exhibition was opened and closed in April at Emily Fowler Central Library. The two groups decided to reopen the exhibit at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Denton inside Golden Triangle Mall, and the exhibit will run through Sept. 5.

The exhibit pairs poetry by assembly members with art by society members.

Barnes & Noble is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The mall is located at 2201 Interstate 35E.

The poets assembly meets 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.

— Staff reports

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