Newberry Arts Center

The Newberry Arts Center was established in 2014 and is operated by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. In less than a year a solid arts program was established that includes programs for all ages. The mission of the Newberry Arts Center (NAC) and Newberry Arts Program is to provide quality arts experiences to all interested citizens and increase support for working artists, while creating appreciative current and future art patrons by involving the diverse population and fostering local economic growth while enhancing the quality of life for all residents. The NAC also established and hosted the first ever South Carolina Clay Conference, an annual conference for clay enthusiasts held in Newberry each year.

 

 

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Stay tuned here or on our Facebook page for announcements of our winter painting parties, pottery parties, and more!

To download the registration form for any of these classes click the class name/title. Return the completed form with your payment to the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism office at 1323 College Street, Newberry, SC (cash or check only payment please). Questions? Call 803-321-1015.

ART FOR KIDS AND TEENS:

 

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES FOR KIDS

Megan Gordon: Instructor
Tuesdays, ending May 2nd = For Children ages 6-8
Wednesdays, ending May 3rd = For Children ages 9-11
Students will learn about pottery making, painting, papermaking, printmaking, sculpture, and more throughout the semester.**Classes will skip last week 2nd week of April.
Prorated pricing for classes missed. Call for details- 803-321-1015*
*City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency

 

TEEN AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES

Marquerite Palmer: Instructor
Thursdays, ending May 4th= For teens ages 12-15
Students will learn the basics and intricacies of pottery making, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more during the semester. **Classes will skip last week of February and 2nd week of April.
Prorated pricing for classes missed. Call for details- 803-321-1015*
* City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency

 

SUPER SATURDAY WATERCOLOR FOR TEENS

Anne Hightower-Patterson White: Instructor
For teens ages 12-18
One day watercolor workshops for teens.
From 10am-4pm on January 7, February 4, and March 4
$65 per workshop, take one or all! 

ANNOUNCING SPRING SESSION ART FOR ADULTS:

WATERCOLOR FOR ALL LEVELS

Anne Hightower-Patterson: Instructor
6 weeks
Spring Session I- 10am-1pm Tuesdays, 3/14/17-4/18/17
Spring Session II-10am-1pm Tuesdays, 5/2/17-6/6/17
This class on watercolor painting is for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of watercolor painting, color mixing, composition and more.  This six-week class will lead students of any skill level to a greater ability and understanding of this wonderful medium. This class is suitable for novices as well as more advanced students. For adults ages 16 and up.
$180 for each 6 week session*
* City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency

SUPER SATURDAY WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

Anne Hightower-Patterson: Instructor
One day watercolor workshops for those with watercolor experience. For adults ages 16 and up.
Saturday, 10am-4pm
March 18th- Same Painting, Different Color Palettes
$65 per workshop

OIL PAINTING FOR ALL LEVELS

Marjorie Huwa: Instructor
6 weeks
Spring Session- 10am-1pm Thursdays, 4/6/17-5/11/17
This 6 week class is open to multi-level abilities as it will be student driven. Class will cover mixing oils, color theory and the basic elements & principles of art. The subject matter of your work will be self-initiated and individualized. Still life, landscape, and/or figurative work are all possibilities. Students should be able to complete a few pieces by the end of this course. All you need is your open mind and a willingness to try. For adults ages 16 and up.
$180 for all 6 weeks*
* City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency

 

  

BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE POTTERY

6 weeks
Spring Sessions- 4/4/17 through 5/10/17
Tuesdays with Paula Riddle, 6pm-8:30pm OR Wednesdays with Megan Gordon, 10am-12:30pm
This 6 week pottery course is suitable for novices as well as those with basic pottery skills. Students will learn handbuilding techniques and work their way up to throwing on the wheel. For adults ages 16 and up.
$140 for all 6 weeks- fee includes clay and all firings and glazes.*
* City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency

 

ADVANCED POTTERY

6 weeks
Spring Session: 4/6/17-5/11/17
Thursdays, 6pm-8:30pm
This 6 week pottery course is for potters looking to increase their technical skills beyond basic techniques. Pottery experience is required. For adults ages 16 and up.
$140 for all 6 weeks- fee includes clay and all firings and glazes.*
* City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency 

STAY TUNED TO OUR WEBPAGE AND FACEBOOK FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF WEEKEND WORKSHOPS FOR ALL LEVELS IN POTTERY, 2D ART, AND MORE!

 

To download the registration form for any of these classes click the class name/title. Return the completed form with your payment to the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism office at 1323 College Street, Newberry, SC (cash or check only payment please). Questions? Call 803-321-1015.

DISCLAIMER:

All classes and workshops must meet a requirement for minimum number of participants. Be sure to register early to insure that the class of your choice will run as scheduled. Refunds and make up classes will not be provided due to student illness, unexpected travel, or reasons not the responsibility of the faculty or NAC. Students ages 16 and 17 may take adult level classes with parental permission.  Use of studios solely for commercial production work is not permitted. NAC reserves the right to refuse enrollment to individuals with a history of unacceptable behavior.