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creative saturdays

High quality art classes taught by professional teaching artists.

Classes are held at creative action

Creative Action’s award-winning art programs can now be experienced on Saturdays! Our 8-week art classes are designed to support your child in developing the confidence, creativity, and innovative mind to make their most colorful dreams possible . 

Students ages 7-11 get to work alongside professional teaching artists to strengthen their artistic skills, broaden their creative outlets, and express themselves through various artistic methods. Register now for the 8 week courses to reserve your spot. 

Here are the details

Dates: January 20-March 9, 2024
Ages: 7-11
cost: $375

class schedule for 2024 session

Forward Filmmaking: 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Class description

Get Creative at Forward Filmmaking and dive deep into the world of cinema. Learn to produce your own movie alongside Teaching Artist Gustavo Bernal and discover your passion for film production. Screen your work at the Forward Filmmaking Showcase.

Meet the teaching artists!

freddy carnes

Freddy has worked at Creative Action since 2005. He is an actor, producer, director, writer, composer, and teacher who has won several awards and recognition for his work with children, including special recognition from Mayor Will Wynn and many B. Iden Payne nominations. He has co-written and directed over 40 operas with elementary school children and has produced several CDs of his original songs. Freddy was named the 2009 “After School Staff Member of the Year” by the Central Texas After School Network (CTAN) for his work teaching children Shakespeare and Greek mythology.

Gustavo Bernal

Mr. Gus received his Bachelor’s in Animation and Visual Effects from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. With over fifteen years of experience, he worked for prestigious advertising agencies and production companies in Venezuela and New York City, including Havas and Warner Brothers Television. In addition, he has edited projects with well-known celebrities and personalities such as Spike Lee, Quest Love, Thalia, Aurora, Moby, Gorillaz, KT Tunstall, Lilly Allen, actor Nestor Carbonel, Robin Thicke, restaurateur Danny Meyers, and Magic Johnson. Living in Austin, he provides video creative services for non-profit organizations and design firms, creating compelling content. Gustavo brings a unique vision as a filmmaker and creator to all his projects, with his interest in film editing, visual effects, and storytelling. 

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