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, and all materials and a light snack are provided. With a maximum of 15 students, preregistration is encouraged.

Second Saturday Schedule

May 9th - TBA


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.

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.


DIY Refashion with Amanda Cox

The cycle of fashion brings new garments every season, which are soon out of fashion, and often end up in landfills. Refashioning eliminates the need to buy new, and also allows you to make something more unique than mainstream fashion. Join us for a two-day “Refashion” class where students will learn the basics of how to set up a sewing machine, basic construction and deconstruction skills and how to create a collograph plate for printing their own unique design onto fabric. These new skills will allow students to turn tired clothes into one-of-a-kind refashions!

Friday, May 1st &

Saturday, May 2nd, 4 - 6 p.m.

Open to Ages 9+

$45 for members,$55 for non-members

Mixed-Media with Frank McCauley

Assistant Director and Chief Curator for the Sumter County Gallery of Art, Frank McCauley returns to wow us with an eclectic mix of image transfer, printmaking and collage. Students will learn about specialized tools and techniques as well as composition, applying meaning to artwork, a bit of color theory and will come out with a meaningful and unique work of art in this two-day workshop.

Thursday, April 30 & Friday, May 1, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Open to Ages 13+

$45 for members, $55 for non-members


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

Please remember that the schedule is subject to change.

Thanks so much!

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