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.

Storefront Hours @ 1200 Main Street
Stop by and pay us a visit, sign up for a class, or purchase artwork made by our students and teachers!
Monday - Friday 10AM-6PM
Saturday 11AM-5PM

PHONE: 803-597-1125 EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Be sure to scroll to the bottom of our page to view all the Newberry Arts Center has to offer!

We offer Fun Art Parties for All Skills!
These one night parties are a fun way to experience art for a few hours with friends over drinks or with your family or children. We offer parties for canvas paintings, pottery/sculpting parties, and door decoration painting parties. All materials are provided, but please bring a drink or snack of your choosing. Interested in throwing your own party? Call us at 803-597-1125!

Upcoming Events!! Adult Summer Fun !!!
All Public Painting Parties at $25 each, Pick your own design!, 2 for $40 Bring a friend!
Saturday, June 15- 1PM-3PM
Friday, June 21- 6PM-9PM
Friday July 12- 6PM-9PM
Saturday, July 20- 1PM-3PM
Bring back your past NAC painting party canvas for recycling and receive a $5 credit towards another party! Call 803-597-1125 to register.

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp Registration Now Open!

Click the link above for camp details and to download the registration form. Return the form to 1200 Main Street or PO BOX 538, Newberry, SC. Accepting cash, check or card (card in person or by phone only).

Summer Workshops

Toad House/Gnome Home Pottery Class with Michael Johansen

One Day Workshop!
Sat. May 25th from 10AM-1PM
3 to 8 Participants only, $35/applicant
Call 803-597-1125 to register.

Summer Watercolor Workshops with Anne Hightower-Patterson White

One Day Workshops!
June 8- Exploring Watercolor Materials & Special Applications/ $75
July 13- Pouring (Painting layers of color without a brush)/ $75
August 24- Painting Botanicals/ $75
Click on the class title to download your registration form.


Sweet Grass Basket Weaving Workshop with basket maker Mary Graham-Grant

June 29, 2019 at Newberry Arts Center from 10am to 2pm
Learn to make a beautiful Sweet Grass basket!!!!!
Class size is limited to 12 participants. Please register early.
No experience needed. Teens and adults.
Cost: $70.00 includes all basket making materials and instruction.

Regular Class Offerings


Evening classes for beginners to advanced as well as day classes for the true beginner. Courses with NAC instructors Marquerite Palmer, Julee Ringer, and Mike Johansen.

Beginner-Intermediate Wheel & Hand Building Pottery Class
8 weeks, Monday nights (6-8PM), 1 night weekly
June 10- August 19th, $200, No class during the week of July 4th
Call 803-597-1125 to register.

Painting- No Regular Summer Classes Scheduled

Watercolor with Anne Hightower-Patterson White, Acrylic with Peggy Thomas, and Oil with Marjorie Huwa.

Quilting/Sewing Classes- No Regular Summer Classes Scheduled

with instructor Mitzie Schafer - visit for more info!  

The Painted Cow-2 Day class $180
September 13-14 from 9AM-4PM/ 1 hour lunch
Bring your own sewing machine
6 to 16 participants
Learn the freedom of raw edge applique design and the impact thread painting can give to an image on a quilt.

Free-Motion Quilting Class- 1 Day Class $40
October 12th from 9-4 lunch one hour
8 to 18 participants
6 hour class
Improve your practice, teach your body to feel the movements and create more fluid and smooth quilting.

Beginner Sewing/Sewing 101- 4 weeks $160
October 16, 23, 30, 30, November 6
Meet once a week for 3 hours/6-9PM
Minimum 6 participants
13 years of age and older
Bring your own sewing machine  

Registration forms can be picked up at our location at 1200 Main Street in Downtown Newberry. Completed forms with your payment are to be taken to our downtown location or mailed the City of Newberry attn: Newberry Arts Center, PO BOX 538 (check only by mail, cash, check, or card may be accepted in person at our 1200 Main Street location). Please note the Newberry Arts Center does not hold regular hours at this time, but is open during scheduled classes. Please call ahead before visiting! Questions? Call 803-597-1125. 


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.