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!
Afterschool Classes, Adult Classes, and Teen classes begin in after Labor Day. Registration forms and class dates will be available soon.

 

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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.

Announcing Summer Art Camps for Kids and Teens!

Children & Youth Summer Art Camps

For Ages 5-12 (children will be separated by age group during projects)
Projects will change week to week so campers can attend multiple weeks and not repeat the same projects. Ozobots projects will be held weekly (click here to learn more).
All camps will focus on the Total Solar Eclipse coming to Newberry on August 21st (www.newberryeclipse.com), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) how the arts are integrated with those topics.
$110* per camp- Includes all materials, snack, bottled water
Follow this link for camp dates and times.
* City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency

Teen Summer Art Camps

For Ages 13-16
Teen Summer Art Camps are a great way for ages 13 to 16 to study an art form in depth. Each class is taught by professional artists who will teach solid technique and provide the basis for individual creativity. Campers will not only learn a great deal about the art forms and techniques, they will also take home several finished pieces of which they will be proud. 
Campers attending Teen Summer Art Camps will need to bring lunch each day. Bottled water and a snack will be provided.
Oil Painting Camp- June 5-9 from 10 am to 2 pm Monday-Friday
Pottery Camp- July 17-21 
 from 10 am to 2 pm Monday-Friday
Drawing Camp- July 24-28 
 from 10 am to 2 pm Monday-Friday
$125* per camp- Includes all materials, snack, bottled water
* City Residents receive at $10 total discount with City of Newberry utility bill as proof of residency

 

SUMMER ART FOR ADULTS:

DRAWING- SATURDAY SUMMER STUIODS

Drawing for Adults of All Levels
Each one-day class is taught by nationally recognized artist, Anne Hightower-Patterson White. Anne has extensive experience teaching drawing through her years of teaching art. She was named “One of 10 artists to watch” by Watercolor Magazine and recently had an article published in the same magazine. Anne is a patient and giving teacher who loves to see others excel. Classes are for ALL levels of experience.
July 15 10am-4pm Drawing Basics
Taught by Anne Hightower-Patterson White
Ages 16 through adult Cost $65.00 Includes all materials
August 26 10am-4pm Understanding Perspective
Taught by Anne Hightower-Patterson White
Ages 16 through adult Cost $65.00 Includes all materials
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR REGISTRATION FORM. You may register by mail by sending your completed form and check to City of Newberry, PO BOX 538, Newberry, SC 29108

POTTERY- SUMMER POTTERY FOR ADULTS 

This class is for all skill levels! If you are new to pottery, have never tried it or just need some brushing up on skills, this class is for you. Multiple NAC pottery teachers will be on hand to lead you through this 6-session class. All firings, glazes, and tools will be provided. A 25 lb. bag of clay comes with the class.
Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Class dates: July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27.
Fee: $140/130*
*City of Newberry residents receive $10 discount when a recent copy of City of Newberry Utility bill is presented at registration.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR REGISTRATION FORM. You may register by mail by sending your completed form and check to City of Newberry, PO BOX 538, Newberry, SC 29108

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 and Children's Instructor Megan Achelpohl

Pottery Instructor Paula Riddle

 Pottery and Teen Instructor Marquerite Palmer

 

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 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.