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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!
Tuesday - 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!

Don't miss Family Fun Days!
Hosted one Saturday per month from 10am-12pm! Come in and do a small art craft for a donation. Call us at 803-597-1125 for more information!
Family Fun Dates:
December 7, January 4, February 1

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!
Christmas Tree Party Dates:
November 12, 19, 26, 29 & December 3, 10, 17

Upcoming Workshops

Folk Art Workshops

Sweet Grass Basket Weaving Workshop with basket maker Mary Graham-Grant
One Day Workshops!

Jan 25, Feb 8 and Mar 14 at Newberry Arts Center  |  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.

Intermediate Sweet Grass Basket Weaving
One Day Workshop!

Jan 11  |  10am - 2pm
This class in only for students who have taken a Sweet Grass Basket class previously.
Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Cost: $70 includes all basket making materials and instruction.

Winter Classes

Registration NOW OPEN - Call 803-597-1125

Afternoon Art for Kids & Teens with instructor Katie Walters

SESSION 1: Pottery - 6 Weeks
Ages 6 - 8  |  Mondays  |  Jan 13 - Feb 17  |  4:30 - 6 pm 
Ages 9 - 12  |  Tuesdays  |  Jan 14 - Feb 18  |  4:30 - 6 pm
Ages 12 - 16  |  Wednesdays  |  Jan 15 - Feb 19  |  4:30 - 6 pm
Cost: $110, $10 discount offered to City of Newberry residents with proof of residency (current copy of your City utility bill).

Kids Winter Camp
Registration Deadline: December 16, 2019

Dec 27, 30, 31 and Jan 2 and 3  |  10am - 2pm
Attend one day or everyday!
Cost: $40 per day  |  $160 if registering for all five days at once!
Please bring a bag lunch and small snack of chips. Water is provided.

Painting Classes

Registration Deadline: January 2, 2020

Watercolor Classes with Anne Hightower Patterson White
6 week course

SESSION 1:  Tuesdays  | Jan 7 - Feb 11  |  10am - 1pm  |  Cost $190

Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media Classes with Marjorie Huwa
6 week course

SESSION 1:  Wednesdays  |  Jan 29 - Feb 19  |  10am - 1pm  |  Cost $190

Acrylic Classes with Peggy Thomas
6 week course

SESSION 1:  Thursdays  |  Jan 9 - Feb 13  |  10am - 1pm  |  Cost $160

Oil Classes with Alyssa Woolstenhulme
6 week course
SESSION 1:  Thursdays  |   Jan 30 - Mar 12  |  6pm - 8:30pm  |  Cost $190

Pottery Classes

Registration Deadline: January 2, 2020

Beginner Pottery with Paula Bowers
Details to be announced soon!

Wheel Pottery with Mike Johansen
8 week course

Tuesdays  |  Jan 7 - Mar 3  |  10am - 12pm  |  Cost $200

Handbuilding Pottery with Mike Johansen
8 week course

Wednesdays  |  Jan 8 - Mar 4  |  10am - 12pm  |  Cost $200

Intermediate Pottery with Adrienne Chappelle
8 week course

Wednesdays  |  Jan 8 - Mar 4  |  6:30pm - 8:30pm  |  Cost $200

Knitting Classes

Registration Deadline: December 30, 2019

Beginner to Intermediate
6 week course
Mondays  |  Jan 6 - Feb 10  |  10am - 12pm  |  Cost $120
Thursdays  |  Jan 9 - Feb 13  |  6pm - 8pm  |  Cost $120

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.