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 to book an event or one of our open-to-the-public parties!
Pick-And-Choose Painting Party Dates: $25 (some discounts available, call for details!)
September 20
October 12
November 2
November 16
December  7
Acrylic Pour Party Dates: $25
September 13
September 28
October 19
November 9
November 23
December 14

Don't miss Family Fun Days!
Hosted on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm! Come in and do a small art craft for a donation. Call us at 803-597-1125 for more information!
**Please note October's family fun day will be Oct. 12!**
Christmas Tree Parties

Back by popular demand, Ceramic Christmas Tree Parties! All parties are at 6:30pm. Cost is $45. Call us at 803-597-1125 for more information!
2019 Christmas Tree Party Dates:
September 18
September 25
October 1
October 4
October 8
October 11
October 15
October 18
October 22
October 25
October 29
November 1
November 5
November 8
November 12
November 15
November 19
November 26
November 29
December 3
December 10
December 17

Special Events Coming Soon

Plein Air Event:

This event will be held on October 26 and is open to all 2D media excluding photography. There will be a reception that evening at 6pm which will be open to the public and will have artwork for sale. The show will be up until November 23rd. Online registration now open: 

Upcoming Workshops 


Ceramic Pumpkin Workshop:

One Day Workshop!
Create a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern for fall with Mike Johansen. October 11 and 19, from 6pm-8:30pm. Cost: $35.

Ceramic Angel Workshop:

One Day Workshop!
Create a decorative angel with Debie Burton that's perfect for the holidays! October 17 and November 14 from 6pm-8:30pm. Cost $35.

Ceramic Birdhouse Workshop:

One Day Workshop!
Join teacher Debie Burton to create a pottery birdhouse! October 24 and November 7 from 6pm-8:30pm. Cost $35.

Ceramic Nativity Workshop:

One Day Workshop!
Create a unique nativity scene with Debie Burton that's perfect for the holidays! October 31 and November 21 from 6pm-8:30pm. Cost $35.


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

One Day Workshops!
October 19, 2019 at Newberry Arts Center from 10am to 2pm- SOLD OUT
November 2, 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.

Painting Party with "The Chicken Man"

One Day Workshop!
November 8, 2019 at the Newberry Arts Center beginning at 6pm.
Limited to the first 35. No experience needed, adults only.
Cost: $60.00, must register and pay in advance. Deadline to register is November 1st.


Iphone Photography Workshop

Three Day Workshop!
October 21, 28, & November 4 at 6pm- MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND
The 3 sessions on how to make the most of your iPhone camera by covering features, tips, and tricks. Practical in class exercises along with out of class exercises with be given to enhance learning. Taught by photographer Erdal Caba whose photographs are on display at the Village Artists Art Gallery at Sandhills. This workshop is for those with any model iphone.


Mini Barn Quilt Painting Class:

One Day Workshop!
Come and paint a unique quilt painting with Marjorie Huwa in this 1 day workshop on November 16th, from 10am-2pm. Cost: $35. Limit of 20. All materials provided.

Fall Classes

Registration NOW OPEN- Call 803-597-1125

Afternoon Art for Kids & Teens

with instructors Katie Walters and Anna White
SESSION 1:  Class has begun
Session 2, Painting: (6 weeks, October 28 - December 11)
Monday, 4:30-6 pm, ages 6-8
Tuesday, 4:30-6 pm, ages 9-12
Wednesday, 4:30-6 pm, ages 12-16
Cost: $110, $10 discount offered to City of Newberry residents with proof of residency (current copy of your City utility bill).

Painting Classes

Watercolor Classes with Anne Hightower Patterson White
6 week course
SESSION 1:  Class has begun
Tuesdays  |  Starting November 5  |  10am - 1pm  |  Cost $190

Oil and Acrylic Classes with Marjorie Huwa
6 week course
SESSION 1:  Class has begun
Wednesdays  |  Starting October 16  |  10am - 1pm  |  Cost $190

Acrylic Classes with Peggy Thomas
6 week course
SESSION 1:  Class has begun
Thursdays  |  Starting October 17  |  10am - 1pm  |  Cost $160

Oil Classes with Alyssa Woolstenhulme
6 week course
SESSION 1:  Class has begun
SESSION 2: Thursdays  |   Starting October 17  |  6pm - 8:30pm  |  Cost $190

Pottery Classes

Beginner Pottery with Paula Bowers
8 week course
Mondays  |  Sept 9th – Oct 28th  |  4pm - 6:30pm  |  Cost $200

Beginner Pottery with Mike Johansen
8 week course
Wednesdays  |  Sept 4th – Oct 23rd  |  10am - 1pm  |  Cost $200

Intermediate Pottery with Adrienne Chappelle
8 week course
Wednesdays  |  Sept 4th – Oct 23rd  |  6pm - 8:30pm  |  Cost $200

Knitting Classes

Knitting Classes- Beginner to Intermediate
6 week course
Mondays  |  Nov 4th - Dec 9th |  10am - 12pm  |  Cost $120
Thursdays  | Nov 7th – Dec 12th  |  6pm - 8pm  |  Cost $120

Quilting/Sewing Classes

ZERO to Sewing: Beginner Sewing Classes
4 weeks $160 with instructor Mitzie Schafer
October 16, 23, 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. Class One Project (Wednesday, October 16th): Pillow Cover, Class Two Project (Wednesday, October 23rd): Apron, Class Three Project (Wednesday, October 30th):  Zipper Pouch, Class Four Project (Wednesday, November 6th): Holiday Stocking

NAC Meetup Groups

Photography Meetup Group:

Attention amateur, professional and hobbyist photographers of Newberry, SC. Let's meet up and talk photography! Bring a camera if you have one, this can include phone cameras! This group meets on the 1st Monday of each month. Pick up to 5 images to share with the group, and email those images before the meeting to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will share all the images with each other, pick a theme for the next group meeting, and go on a quick photo walk. This group is informal, it is meant to bring local photographers together to connect, talk and share our love for photography. All are welcome.

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 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.