Welcome to the McClellanville Arts Council! Visit our About page for more information about who we are and what we do. As a non-profit organization we rely on your donations to help fund the arts; visit our Membership page to join us. We offer Classes and Workshops and have a complete Calendar of Events. We also promote the work of all local Artists and Writers. Please be sure to Subscribe to receive email notifications of our news and events. Visit our Contact page to drop us a note or ask a question.
We are pleased to welcome Lisa Estes as our new director. Longtime Director Bernadette Humphrey recently announced her retirement, and Lisa is looking forward to working with Bernadette through the transition.
Lisa is a native Charlestonian who graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in English and received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is an avid arts enthusiast who studied voice, dance and theater and competed in Shag competitions as a teenager. She owned an independent bookstore in Beaufort, SC, for six years and was most recently the Director of Operations for the Preservation Society of Charleston. Lisa is excited to be in McClellanville, and looks forward to meeting everyone.
Faces of the Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes, Lena Horne, Joe Louis, Zora Neale Hurston—these are some of the fifty stars of American culture captured in beautiful photographic portraits by Carl Van Vechten. The photographs, which had been mounted in the halls of McClellanville Middle School, have been lovingly cleaned and restored with a grant from the Dorothy and Gaylord Donnelley Foundation. While part of our permanent collection, it now travels to schools across the Lowcountry. The photographs have been used by many Lowcountry schools as the inspiration for interdisciplinary programs that combine history, music, literature and art display. They are available to area schools for a semester or a year at a time, for a nominal fee.
The photographs will be on exhibit at the Arts Center Gallery from June 28 through September 18, during regular Gallery hours or by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please join us in the gallery on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the art work created in our summer programs. Students will be allowed to take home their work home at the end of this celebration.
The following programs will be held at the Arts Center. Registration and Enrollment information is located at www.mcclellanvilleartscouncil.com. You can also email or call with questions – email@example.com or 843-887-3157. Pre-registration is required and sign up will not be available on the first day of any class or session. Please note that there will be no makeup classes. Class sizes are limited and sell out quickly, so be sure to register early.
Pianist Brenda LeFevre is ready to enroll students ages six and up, including adults, for weekly 30 minute lessons. No experience is necessary. Lessons will be scheduled beginning at 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $18 per session for 2014 members; $20 for non-members, payable at the beginning of each month. Brenda will also offer a music theory workshop for anyone interested in learning to read and write music.
Grab a hammer and some safety glasses and let Melanie McClellan-Hartnett teach you how to make beautiful flowers out of recycled materials. Inspired by a Japanese legend, these flowers can be used to participate in the Sen No Hana Project which promotes peace throughout the world. No experience is necessary. Classes are for ages six and up. Some materials are sharp. A minimum of six (6) students will be required to schedule a workshop and up to three workshops can be held on July 16th, July 17th or July 18th, 9 – 11am. Each session will allow students to create a complete flower. 2014 members $50; non-members $60: cost includes supplies and snacks.
Smashing Flowers July 16th 2014 Members$50
Smashing Flowers July 16th Non-Members$60
Smashing Flowers July 17th 2014 Members$50
Smashing Flowers July 17th Non-Members$60
Smashing Flowers July 18th 2014 Members$50
Smashing Flowers July 18th Non-Members$60
Learn how to entice butterflies into your home garden! Brenda LeFevre, a member of the Carolina Butterfly, the North American Butterfly and the International Butterfly Associations will introduce proven techniques to establish your own butterfly garden. 2014 members; $20; non-members $30. Saturday, July 26th, 9 – 11am.
Butterfly Gardening 2014 Members$20
Butterfly Gardening Non-Members$30
Georgette Sanders will teach hand-building, sculpting techniques, and basic wheel throwing for children from ages 4 ½ and up. Clay sessions will be held Monday July 28, Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday July 30, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The glazing session will be held Thursday, August 7, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Students will make sculptural and functional objects like animals and masks, and each participant will take home four or five pieces of glazed pottery. Class fees include all materials, daily snacks, and kiln firings; 2014 members $90, non-members $100. Limit 10 students.
Beginning Pottery for Kids 2014 Members$90
Beginning Pottery for Kids Non-Members$100
Georgette Sanders will teach this class for students who have successfully completed her beginning pottery classes. Please call to see if your child meets these criteria. Clay sessions will be held Monday, August 4, Tuesday, August 5, and Wednesday, August 6, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The class glazing session will be held Thursday, August 14, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Students will work on the potter’s wheel and will learn sculpting techniques and methods for making clay jewelry. Class fees include all materials, daily snacks, and kiln firings; 2014 members $90, non-members $100. Limit 10 students.
Intermediate Pottery for Kids 2014 Members$90
Intermediate Pottery for Kids Non-Members$100
Georgette Sanders will teach a beginners class in pottery on Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. for 2014 members $200; non-members $225. Most supplies included. Instructions will include hand-building techniques, and introduction to wheel throwing.
Adult pottery students will have the opportunity to come to the studio on Wednesday, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 to work on their current class projects. There will be no instructions during studio nights.
Adult Beginning Pottery 2014 Members$200
Adult Beginning Pottery Non-Members$225