Arts Education/Outreach


School of Visual and Performing Arts

The Carver School of Visual and Performing Arts offers a variety of classes that provide exposure to cultural traditions and legacies and expand the opportunities children have to explore their hidden artistic talents.

As the sole caretakers of African and African-American arts in South Texas, the Carver Community Cultural Center is in a unique position to provide arts experiences that merge the African and Hispanic cultures through the Carver School of Visual and Performing Arts. The Carver seeks to spark children’s imaginations with instruction in the subjects such as painting, ceramics, dance, African hand drumming and more.


Arts Education (Saturday classes)

Our semester classes for kids, adults and families are an incredible value at just $50 per student for eight weeks of active education and fun, with classes taught by our  professional instructors.

Click here for class descriptions, schedules and online registration


Master Classes

The Carver offers master classes and workshops designed to give the community an opportunity to learn more about the work of the artists that we present each season. Our residencies also enrich students in public schools through lectures/demonstrations and workshops held on site at the schools. Please keep an eye out for announcements of other possible workshops throughout the season.

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Youth Matinee Series

The Carver Youth Matinee Series is dedicated to bringing the excitement and stimulation of these free arts programs into the lives of young people in our community. All matinees are geared at school age children; however, they are open to the public and will be enjoyable for all ages.

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Educator Workshops

The Carver is accredited by the Texas Education Agency to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to educators through a series of dynamic workshops that explore how arts can enliven and enrich the classroom and engage students.

Summer Camps

All 2016 Summer Camp registrations are closed. All classes are completely full. We are not accepting any new registrations nor are we maintaining any ‘wait lists.’

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Click here to request a speaker/performance

For more information on any of our educational events, please call (210) 207-2719 or