Wondering if your child has a special interest in art?

Our Second Saturday program is the perfect opportunity to help expose them to all the visual arts have to offer!


This program is perfect for students 4 – 12 years -of-age and will continue in the new year January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, and in May you can join us at the Big Art Tent at the Iris Festival at Swan Lake Iris Gardens for free arts and crafts throughout the Festival. 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, All materials and a healthy snack are provided. With a maximum of 15 students, preregistration is encouraged.

Second Saturday Schedule

May 9th - Gelli-Plate Printmaking


Let the Gallery host your child’s next birthday party, where we help them and their friends celebrate with a directed art activity. Choose from one of our themes: pottery, painting or printmaking, or let us work with you to develop a custom party tailored to your child’s interests.

We bring the art, you bring the party!

Please contact us for details and

available dates.

*Arty Parties are not available during Summer Art Camp.

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 seasonal 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, ArtFields and a variety of other local events, we strive to bring the arts to everyone in our community.


Amanda Cox

SCGA Education Director




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

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

Please click on the image to the left to download the entire brochure.

Please remember that the schedule is subject to change.

Please call 803-775-0543 for more information or to register your child!

Summer Classes for Adults

Adult Pottery with

Laura Cardello

Our ever-popular Instructor Laura Cardello will teach new and returning students the basics of creating and finishing ceramic works of art by utilizing hand-building techniques and throwing on the potter’s wheel. Ms. Cardello will help experienced potters hone their skills and perfect new techniques.

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

6 weeks: May 19 - June 29

6 weeks: July 7th - August 18th

(no class on August 4th)

$120 for Gallery members

$135 nonmembers