Arts Education/Outreach


About Us

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.

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Saturday Semester 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. Our ARTicipate! program offers financial assistance to low income households, making it affordable for everyone.

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Master Classes and Residencies

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.

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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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Summer Camps

All camp enrollments are closed. We are not accepting any names for wait listing.

The Carver’s two summer camps offer kids a great way to explore their interests in acting and dance, strengthen performance skills, build confidence, learn the importance of teamwork, make new friends and have fun! Our young artists aren’t interviewed or auditioned; they’re guided by their own interests and nurtured and motivated by experienced, caring professionals.

Click here for 2017 camp information and enrollment.



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