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 803-597-1125!

Host your own Fall Door Decoration Party!

Palmetto & Moon, Pumpkin, & Leaf Door Hangings- perfect for decoration your home for the fall season! Call 803-597-1125

Ceramic Christmas Tree Parties

ADULTS AGES 16 years and older
Must register to attend- click the class title for dates and to download your registration form.
$45 one-night-only parties for adults. Pick one or more classes! All materials (glazes and 13 inch tall ceramic tree with light kit included) and firings included, must register to attend. Class limited to 20 adults. LIMIT ONE TREE PER PERSON PER PARTY. For instructions on how to register please call 803-597-1125.

Pottery Parties- Nativity, Birdhouse, or Angel Parties

Taught by Debie Burton
Select Monday & Friday Evenings 7pm –9:30pm
NAC Clay Studio 1206 Main Street
Must register to attend- click the class title for dates and to download your registration form. Cost $35.00. All materials and firings included. For instructions on how to register please call 803-597-1125.

Regular Class Offerings

Watercolor for All Levels, Acrylic for All Levels, Oil Painting for All Levels, Beginning Pottery, Beginning Wheel Throwing, and Advanced Wheel Techniques

Registration closed as Fall classes have begun.

Click the class title to download your registration form OR 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.