also this Fall


Our popular Second Saturday @ The Gallery program for 4 – 12 year-olds continues September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13. Drop off your young artists at the Gallery on those dates and they’ll spend Saturday morning (9 – Noon) exploring the world of art with one of our outstanding instructors. Cost is $20 for Gallery members and $25 for nonmembers, and all materials and a light snack are provided. With a maximum of 20 students, preregistration is encouraged.


September 13 - Spacey Saturday

October 11 - Halloween Ceramics

November 8 -  Foliage & Frost, Colors of Fall

December 13 - Holiday Printmaking


Let the Gallery host your child’s next birthday Arty Party, where we help them and their closest friends celebrate with a directed art activity! Choose a basic theme such as pottery or jewelrymaking, or let us work with you to develop a custom party tailored to your child’s particular interest. We bring the art, you bring the party!

about us

The Sumter County Gallery of Art’s Elizabeth A. White School of Art is located upstairs at the Gallery in the brightly renovated classrooms of the old Haynsworth St. campus of Edmunds/Sumter High School. With classes running all year long and occasional student exhibitions, there’s always something new to see or do. From free school tours to home school group programs and from Arty Parties to community outreach through involvement in events such as Accessibility, the Iris Festival, Shaw-Sumter Streetfest and a variety of other local events, we strive to bring the arts to everyone in our community.


Trevor Bauknight

SCGA Education Director



Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.


Holiday Ceramics! - Laura Cardello

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Ages 18+

Laura Cardello presents a great four-week open-studio opportunity for adult pottery students to create special gifts for the Holiday season. The workshop is open to beginning and experienced potters alike and offers them the opportunity to make creative, one-of-a-kind gifts!

4 weeks: December 2 - December 23

$60 for all students

Jewelrymaking - Amanda Cox

Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Ages 11+

Amanda Cox will hold a two-day jewelrymaking workshop in which students will learn basic techniques and explore the use of natural materials like wood and clay to create sophisiticated wearable art! Try your hand at creating wood burned pieces and ceramic beads for use in unique accessories for gifts or others or yourself!

2 weeks:  November  12, 19

$40 for all students

Fall Classes 2014


Painting - Rose Metz
Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Ages 13+.
Sumter artist Rose Metz returns for two more sessions of one of our most popular adult classes. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome, and the choice of water media or oils is yours!
5 weeks: September 23 - October 21 <---- NOTE - CHANGED
$105 for Gallery members, $120 nonmembers
5 weeks: December 2 - January 6
(no class Christmas week, December 23)
$105 for Gallery members, $120 nonmembers

Pottery - Laura Cardello
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Ages 18+.
Instructor Laura Cardello will teach new students the basics of creating and finishing ceramic works of art and will help experienced potters hone their skills and perfect new techniques!
Tuesdays 6–8 p.m.
6 weeks: September 2 - October 7
6 weeks: October 14 - November 18
6 weeks: January 6 - February 10
$120 for Gallery members, $135 nonmembers

Drawing - Sylvester Hickmon
Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 18+
Renowned artist Sylvester Hickmon will teach a long-awaited adult drawing session in which students will learn the basics of drawing as well as sophisitcated layering and blending techniques to achieve lifelike intensity in their works. Don’t miss out!
6 weeks: October 16 - November 20
$120 for Gallery members, $135 nonmembers

Screen Printing - Frank McCauley
Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m. Ages 13+
Gallery Curator Frank McCauley returns for another six-week session in which students will learn specialized tools and techniques of the increasingly popular medium. Students will create prints on paper.
6 weeks: September 24 - October 29
$120 for Gallery members, $135 nonmembers


Youth Drawing - Sylvester Hickmon
Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-17
Renowned color pencil artist Sylvester Hickmon, also an art teacher at Kingsbury Elementary, will bring his expertise to bear in an intensive five-week drawing class for motivated students. Sylvester will guide students in basics of drawing as well as in the use of colored pencils to create depth and reality to their drawings using color layering, blending and lifting techniques.
5 weeks: November 10 - December 15
(no class Thanksgiving week, November 24)
$105 for Gallery members, $120 nonmembers

Youth Pottery - Laura Cardello
Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m Ages 8-17
Laura Cardello will teach two five-week sessions for younger students this fall. Laura will work with students as they learn basic hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramic techniques and hone their existing skills while creating some awesome projects! Come get started with pottery or take your work to the next level. All materials included.
5 weeks: September 11 - October 9
5 weeks October 16 - November 13
$105 for Gallery members, $120 nonmembers

NOTE: Our Adult Painting class with Rose Metz and Mixed Media class with Frank McCauley are open to students aged 13 and up as well as adults.