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 painting parties, pottery parties, and more!

Art Parties for All Skills!

These one night parties are a fun way to experience art for a few hours with friends over drinks.

Click here to visit our facebook events page for the latest listing of parties!

Most parties begin at 6pm and are $25 per person. All materials are provided, but please bring a drink or snack of your choosing. 

NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

 

Quilting Class– FALL Sessions

October 28, 2017 10am-1pm- Session 1: Create the Quilt
with Sandy Shaffer (for adults ages 16+)
Students will complete a medium size quilt (37”x49”). Students will learn to cut fabric with rotary cutter and mat, stitch layers of fabric and bind the quilt. Class will discuss how color plays a role in the finished quilt.
$65 all materials provided and are of quilt shop quality. 

November 11, 2017 10am-1pm- Session 2: Create the Tote
with Sandy Shaffer (for adults ages 16+)
Students will complete a tote bag. Students will learn to cut fabric with rotary cutter and mat, stitch layers of fabric and bind the quilt. Class will discuss how color plays a role in the finished quilt.
$50 all materials provided and are of quilt shop quality. 

Watercolor for All Levels– FALL Sessions

6 weeks with Anne Hightower-Patterson White (for adults ages 16+)
Each session is for anyone beginner through advanced.
Fall Session II—10am-1pm Tuesdays, 11/14/17-12/19/17 $180 fee* - students must provide their own materials, however some materials are included in the class fee.

*City of Newberry Residents receive a $10 discount on course fee ONLY when City of Newberry Utility Bill is presented at registration

 

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.

 

Current Ongoing Classes at NAC:

 After School Pottery and Art- FALL Semester

Students will work in clay as well as experience some other art forms. All materials for projects are included in the class fee.
Fall Semester- Tuesdays 9/26/17- 11/28/17 3:15pm-4:30pm- this semester has begun and registration is closed.

Intermediate-Advanced Pottery– FALL Session

6 weeks with Marquerite Palmer (for adults ages 16+)
For students who have completed one or two of the NAC Pottery courses, OR who have taken pottery recently from other studios. 6:00pm-8:30pm Thursdays, 9/14/17-10/19/17 - Session One has begun and registration is closed.

 

Beginning-Intermediate Pottery– FALL Session

6 weeks with Paula Riddle (for adults ages 16+)
For students who want to try pottery or who haven’t worked with clay for a while and need a refresher course.
6:00pm-8:30pm Tuesdays, 10/10/17-11/14/17- this Session has begun and registration is closed.

Watercolor for All Levels– FALL Sessions

6 weeks with Anne Hightower-Patterson White (for adults ages 16+)
Each session is for anyone beginner through advanced.
Fall Session I—10am-1pm Tuesdays, 9/19, 26, 10/3, 17, 24, 11/7, 2017- Session One has begun and registration is closed.

Oil Painting for All Levels– FALL Sessions

6 weeks with Marjorie Huwa (for adults ages 16+)
Each session is open to multilevel abilities. Class will cover mixing oils, color theory, and basic principles of art.
Fall Session I—10am-1pm Wednesdays, 9/20/17-10/25/17- Session One has begun and registration is closed.
Fall Session II—10am-1pm Wednesdays, 11/1/17-12/6/17- Session Two has begun and registration is closed 

All of our classes for adults, teens, and children are given by professional instructors. After School Art programs are offered for the Fall & Spring semesters. We also host 6-week courses for adults in oil painting, watercolor, and pottery in Spring & Fall. Meet our instructors below:

Oil Painting Instructor Marjorie Huwa Watercolor Instructor Anne Hightower-Patterson White

Pottery Instructor Paula Riddle

 Pottery and Teen Instructor Marquerite Palmer

DISCLAIMER:

All classes and workshops must meet a requirement for a minimum number of participants. Be sure to register early to ensure 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.