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.
Snowmen! Crafts, Games, and Snacks with Sarah Dean will meet on Saturday, January 17 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. An adult should plan to stay for the class. Fee is $10 for 2017 members, $13 for non-members, but for each additional child per family, the cost is only $5. Please call to register so we can make sure to have enough materials and snacks! 843-887-3157
Paint and Sip Happy Hour with Blythe Brown. Meet in our gallery to enjoy a fun session painting with watercolors! Sunday, January 22, 4:00-6:00. $20 members/$30 nonmembers. BYOB–students must be 21 years and older. Please call 843-887-3157 to register.
Quilting 101 and Basic Sewing with Sonya Spahr, will meet Wednesday nights, January 25, February 1, and February 8, 2017, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Three quilting techniques will be sampled: straight line quilting, appliqué, and piecing. During each class, students will complete a quilted block that can be used as a hot pad, coaster, or wall art. Fabrics with sea life and nautical themes will be provided. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one. If you don’t, we’ll have a couple of “class machines” set up for you to use. Class size is limited to eight students, age 15 and up. Total fee is $35 for 2017 members, $45 for non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 to register, and indicate whether you’ll be bringing a machine
Dance Classes for Kids Age Two and Up. Classes will include ballet, jazz, and some hip hop. Sessions will be held the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from mid-January through mid-June. Classes for younger children will meet for one hour, and classes for older students will last an hour and a half. Monthly fees are $25-$35 for members and $35-$45 for non-members. Please call 843-887-3157 for more information or to sign up.
All-Levels Yoga is an ongoing class led by Blythe Brown that will combine breathing techniques (pranayama) and poses for strength, flexibility, and peace of mind. The class meets on Tuesdays at the Arts Center from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Please bring a yoga mat, though we do have a few extras if you don’t own one. This class is suitable for anyone aged 13 and up. The fee is $12 per class for 2017 members/$15 for non-members.
Elizabeth Bronson will present paintings by her students in our gallery, opening with a reception on March 25, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. The show will remain open until April 22, 2017. The subjects of the paintings are varied in genres, and these talented students range from beginners to established artists.
Brenda LeFevre offers weekly thirty-minute piano lessons for students ages six and up, including adults. No previous experience is necessary. The cost is $18 per session for 2017 members and $20 for non-members, payable at the beginning of each month. Classes are held in our studio building on Pinckney Street. Please call 843-887-3157 to schedule your session.
Come celebrate the talents of our youngest generation of artists on Friday, February 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. for an opening reception in honor of art works created by students in grades K through 8 at the Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School. This is Ms. Blythe Brown’s first year of teaching art at CREECS, where she brings together the visual arts, environmental education, core academic subjects, and movement. Student projects include South Carolina wildlife, landscapes, and still life drawings. The exhibition will remain in the gallery through March 18, 2017.
Best known as Ms. Natalie from Gullah Gullah Island, Natalie Daise is a storyteller, both on stage or in the studio. Her most recent work, The Collard Green Series, explores culture, heritage and community, linked by collard greens, that staple of our meals and family gatherings. There were greens in every garden Natalie’s father planted. Please join us to celebrate the opening of this colorful exhibition on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be open through January 28, 2017.
The McClellanville Art Walk is a festive arts and crafts event that kicks off the holiday season in McClellanville. Join us from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. This year Pinckney Street will be closed from Society Road to Mercantile Road so that visitors can walk freely up and down the street and visit The Cottage, Eleven-45 Coffee, T.W. Graham Restaurant, the McClellanville Arts Center, and street-side tables featuring food, arts, and crafts offered by other vendors. On Friday evening, the Charleston Hot Shots ukulele band will return to play favorite tunes at the Arts Center. Our shop is stocked with plenty of new glass ornaments, pottery, books, jewelry, soaps, and other handmade items to fill your gift giving list. And everything is made by someone local!