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Celebrating the dignity and value of all, we help Texans process trauma through creative artistic expression  to foster self-worth and positive community connections.


Rough Draft TX was founded in 2016 under Down South Word of Mouth.


Our classes provide in-person classes focused on creative expression for incarcerated men, women, and children to find value in their voices.


Rough Draft has several visual art, poetry, creative writing, and dance/movement projects that serve Hays County, Travis County, Tarrant County, and others. 

If you are interested in having our programming in your facility, please reach out!


Your donation helps to provide classes for people to use artistic expression to process their trauma. Classes enable participants to write, share, and connect to one another in a safe space to process their emotions. Every dollar goes towards art supplies, notebooks, and pencils.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved through both time and donations. We are always looking for people who would like to make a difference in the lives of people in their community. Reach out and let your talent shine!


HUGE THANKS to The Price Center! 

From the Inside Out

March 30 - April 7, 2024

A pop-up showcase of art by incarcerated women for International Women's Month sponsored by the San Marcos Art Commission & Texas Commission on the Arts!

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