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.

 


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. Parties open to the public are listed below. Interested in throwing your own party? Call us at 803-321-1015 and ask for the Arts Center!


REGISTRATION OPEN NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES

 

SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS 5-12 SOLD OUT

TEEN ART CAMPS FOR AGES 13-18

Teen Summer Art Camps are a great way for ages 13 to 18 to study an art form in depth. Each class is taught by professional artists who will teach solid technique and provide basis for individual creativity. Students 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.

TEEN POTTERY CAMP
JUNE 18-22 OR JULY 16-20 SOLD OUT
TEEN ACRYLIC PAINTING CAMP
JUNE 18-22 SOLD OUT
TEEN DRAWING CAMP
JULY 9-13
TEEN MULTI-MEDIA CAMP
JULY 23-27

Pre-register to attend the camps! Mulit-Child and Multi-Week Discounts Available- see registration form. Registration forms can be downloaded here or picked up at the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Office. Completed forms with your payment are to be taken or mailed the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism office at 1323 College Street, Newberry, SC (mailing: PO BOX 538) (cash or check only payment please). Questions? Call 803-321-1015.

 

Short Fun Summer Clay Workshops - Registration now open!

Taught by Debie Burton
Friday Evenings 7pm –9:30pm
NAC Clay Studio 1206 Main Street
Must register to attend- click the class title to download your registration form. Cost $35.00. All materials and firings included.
To register go to City of Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department at 1323 College Street. Mon—Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm
July Workshops:
July 20 Wall Pocket
July 27 Birdhouse
August Workshops:
Aug. 3- Wall Pocket
Aug. 10-Birdhouse
Aug. 17– Wall Pocket
Aug. 24– Birdhouse

Watercolor for All Levels
Summer Saturday Studios- Registration now open!

Saturdays from 10am to 4pm
Watercolor Summer Saturday Studios are day long classes for those with some watercolor experience.
July 14 Plein Air Experience
July 28 How to get “Un-Stuck”
August 18 Pouring Watercolor

 Watercolor Instructor Anne Hightower-Patterson White


Acrylic Painting for All Levels

No Summer classes scheduled at this time

Acrylic Instructor Peggy Thomas

Beginning-Intermediate Pottery

No Summer classes scheduled at this time

Pottery Instructor Paula Riddle

Intermediate-Advanced Pottery

No Summer classes scheduled at this time

Pottery Instructor Marquerite Palmer

Oil Painting for All Levels

No Summer classes scheduled at this time

Oil Painting Instructor Marjorie Huwa


*City of Newberry Residents receive a $10 discount on course fee ONLY when City of Newberry Utility Bill is presented at registration
Click the class title to download your registration form OR registration forms can be picked up at the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Office. Completed forms with your payment are to be taken or mailed the City of Newberry Parks, Recreation, and Tourism office at 1323 College Street, Newberry, SC (mailing: PO BOX 538) (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.