ADULT POTTERY with Laura Cardello              Ages 18+

Beginning pottery students will build a foundation in wheel throwing and  hand building.  This class is geared for the student with no clay experience or for those who have taken a class and would like to continue to improve their skills. A variety of ceramic processes will be covered, including glazing and firing techniques.  Students benefit from taking this class more than once. All supplies included.

Tuesdays, 6–8 pm

6 weeks: Sept 8-Oct 13

6 weeks: Oct 20-Nov 24 (no class November 6)

$120 for members, $135 nonmembers

Special 4 week Holiday Pottery: Dec 1-Dec 22

$80 for members, $95 for nonmembers

OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING with Mary Ann Reames           Ages 18+

This class takes a step-by-step approach teaching painting techniques with the goal of giving students confidence and enjoyment on their painting journey. Students will learn how to arrange colors on the palette, tone the canvas, mix colors and how to use color harmony, temperature and intensity to acheive fresh, bright color while avoiding muddy mixtures. Paint application techniques will include blending, scumbling and exploring ways to render edges, shapes,  light and form. Students will learn to work from photographs, creating a strong underdrawing that will be their guide for applying initial shadow colors and working from dark to light. This is a complete introduction to the art of painting from one of Sumter’s most gifted artists. All levels are welcome. Be sure to bring a good attitude, willingness to learn and a sense of humor! 

Student grade art supplies included.

Tuesdays, 4-6 pm

6 weeks: Sept 22-Oct 27

$120 for members, $135 for nonmembers

COLOR PENCIL DRAWING with Sylvester Hickmon                    Ages 18+

Renowned artist Sylvester Hickmon brings his talent for drawing to an adult audience this Fall in a 5-week class offering. Students will start from scratch and learn with one of the acknowledged masters of the medium about the use of color pencils to create intensely colorful, life-like drawings through the application of color layering, blending and lifting techniques in addition to basic drawing instruction. This class is for students who are serious about and dedicated to learning to draw. Student grade art supplies included.

Mondays, 4-6 pm

5 weeks: Sept 21-Oct 19

$105 for members, $120 nonmembers

WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Carole Carberry         Ages 18+

Sumter artist Carole Carberry joins us for two sessions of watercolor painting this fall. Carole, a Member in Excellence with the South Carolina Watermedia Society, will instruct students in a variety of watercolor painting techniques including color use, brushwork, composition, detail, and much more! This class is great for students who have taken classes prior, but all levels are welcomed. Student grade art supplies included.

Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

6 weeks: Oct 1-Nov 5

Thursdays, 4-6pm

5 weeks: Nov 12-Dec 17 (no class Nov 26)

$105 for members, $120 nonmembers


YOUTH POTTERY with Laura Cardello                   Ages 8-17

Kid's will have a blast expressing themselves artistically though the medium of clay. While building social, critical thinking and technical skills young students will create whimsical, fun, colorful works of art created both on and off the potter's wheel. All supplies included.


Thursdays, 4:30-6 pm

5 weeks: September 24-October 29*

5 weeks: November 5-December 10*

no class the week of Thanksgiving

*class dates changed due to flooding

$95 for members, $110 nonmembers

ADVENTURES IN PAINTING with Terrance McDow     Ages 8-17

Using various techniques students will gain a deeper understanding of watercolor and acrylic paint and how to use it to create movement, texture and light in their paintings. Participants will use their new painting skills to create abstractions, realism and loose gesture formations. This foundational class will help students form a basis for more serious study in the medium. All supplies included.

Mondays, 4-6 pm

5 weeks: September 28-October 26

$105 for members, $120 nonmembers

PRINT, STITCH & DYE with Amanda Cox        Ages 8-17

Students will start with foundational hand-stitching and machine-sewing skills, create collograph stamps for printing onto fabric, learn about the shibori dyeing process, and use their sewing skills to make new creations and reimagine old clothing into an upcycled fashion. All supplies included.

Fridays, 4:30-6pm

5 weeks: September 25-October 23

$95 for members, $110 for non-members

COLOR PENCIL FUNDAMENTALS with Sylvester Hickmon  Ages 9-17

Renowned artist Sylvester Hickmon will teach an intensive 5-week drawing class suitable for younger students wishing to learn the basics of drawing and hone their skills with color pencil techniques including the application of color layering, blending and lifting, in addition to basic drawing skills. This class is perfect for the student who is dedicated to learning how to draw. All supplies included.

Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 pm

5 weeks: November 3-December 8 (no class November 24)

$105 for members,

$120 nonmembers

Drop off your artist(s) at the Gallery on any of the dates below and they’ll spend Saturday morning (9-12) exploring the world of art with one of our talented instructors. AGES 4-12

$20 for Gallery members, $25 for nonmembers

All materials and a light snack are included

With a maximum of 20 students, preregistration is encouraged!

September 12             November 14

    October 10              December 12



    Crafty Camp


Don your pom poms and be ready to sparkle as we spend two days creating crafty works of art your child will be proud of! From pottery to traditional holiday crafts with a contemporary flair students will enjoy exploring painting, sewing and candle making in our Holiday Crafty Camp!

Monday, Dec 21st & Tuesday, Dec 22nd

9am-12pm, Ages 4-12, $50 members, $60 non-members


Why not get creative with your child’s next birthday and throw them an Arty Party?

Party goers will create lasting memories in a fun atmosphere as local artists guide them, step by step, through completing their own unique paintings or ceramic creations.

We bring the art, you bring the party!