Inspire • Visualize • Create

art MATTERS

It's our mission to teach generations to value the power, the passion and the significance of art.


We have a passion to dramatically increase the abilities and therefore the number of children who participate in the arts.


Creativity is the foundation of innovation. We believe true creativity comes forth when mastery of core skills is combined with original thought. The DAP Classroom helps children develop the skills and confidence, using the right tools to continue participating in the arts throughout their lifetime.


The DAP Classroom offers art classes that are child-friendly and with relevant subject matter to spark interest and increase knowledge retention, never losing sight that children learn best when they are engaged and entertained.


DAP art classes are not just for children. We explore various media and types of art that will appeal to both children and adults. Check out the Calendar. There's always something new to learn and do! Have fun, be creative and sign-up for a class today.

The DAP is supported in part by awards from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.