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.
Due to a scheduling conflict, this event has been postponed. We ask that you please continue to monitor our site for updates. And, as always, we thank you for your support!
Join us on this Saturday 10 a.m. to noon as Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School will be joining us for a special bake sale. The third grade students are raising money for their beautification project. They are offering baked goods, fresh local eggs, live bait, and you may sign up for yard service! Other local vendors will be joining us as well, so come on by the Arts Center!
While you are here, step inside and
Shop with us for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Graduations!
Come choose the perfect gift made by a local artist. Works include pottery; glass ornaments; chinaberry,, glass and other forms of jewelry; books; Deerhead Oak pens and key chains; colorful silk and crocheted scarves; pillows; note cards; wind chimes; paintings; prints, and much more! We will be happy to gift wrap and mail for you!
From the Material Sciences Department at North Carolina State University, Zack Stroman and Drake Furuzzi will guide students through a series of experiments that combine chemistry, physics, math, and fun. Students will get hands-on experience with superconducting metals, make their own speakers, and grow crystals of bismuth metal. They will watch a thermite reaction and make Lichtenberg figures. Don’t know what these are? Come find out. The class is designed for students 11 and up, but students 8-10 are welcome with a parent. Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snacks will be provided, and the class finishes with liquid nitrogen ice cream. Class fees: $25 for 2013 members, $30 non-members. Please call the Arts Center at 887-3157 to register.
Math Fun 2013 Member $25
Math Fun Non-Member $30
Explore the world of dance; including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, and Irish step (no special shoes are required.) Methods and techniques will include choreography with stretching and strengthening, combination of dances, costume design, and full stage make-up. Cindy Bunce will work with students ages 8 and up, June 10, 11, 12, and 13, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Students will need to bring (not wear) a plain white t-shirt to work on as a costume. Class fees for 2013 members are $175, and for non-members, $190. No experience is needed, and snacks and supplies are included!
Summer Dance Class 2013 Members$175
Summer Dance Class Non-Members$190
Whether you are interested in joining a high school color guard or marching band or just want to learn to handle those beautiful flags, this is the class for you! Join Maggie Bunce to learn formations, flag work, and rifle and saber skills. All students need is tennis shoes, Sophie shorts, and t-shirts. The four-day class is for students in middle school and high school. June 10 through June 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class fee $90 for 2013 members and $100 for non-members.
Color Guard Class 2013 Members$90
Color Guard Class Non-Members$100
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 June 10, Tuesday, June 11, and Wednesday June 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The glazing session will be held Monday, June 24, from 9:30 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; 2013 members $90, non-members $100.
Beginning Pottery for Kids 2013 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, June 17, Tuesday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 19, from 9:30 to noon. The class glazing session will be held Thursday, June 24, from 9:30-noon. 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; 2013 members $90, non-members $100.
Intermediate Pottery for Kids 2013 Members$90
Intermediate Pottery for Kids Non-Members$100
Want to make your own sun-catcher like those in our shop? Join us in our studio on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon for this class in fused glass. You will learn the basic materials and methods for making glass creations, then assemble and decorate two ornaments. Because glass can be sharp, the class is limited to children aged 8 and up. Accompanying adults are welcome. The pieces will be kiln-fired and ready for pick-up the following Saturday, June 22, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Class Fee: $40 for 2013 members; $50 non-members. Please call early to register, 887-3157, as this class is limited to 10 students.
Fused Glass for Kids 2013 Members$40
Fused Glass for Kids Non-Members$50
Think tie dye was only made in the 1960s? Well if you do, you are off by about 5,000 years! On Saturday June 29, come learn about this ancient art from Michael Bonner and make three unique tie-dye T-shirts. The process involves dying the shirts (non-toxic dyes), then letting them soak for four hours, then rinsing. Therefore class will meet from 9 a.m.–noon and then from 4 to 6 p.m. The workshop is for students ages 16 and up. Each student should bring three white 100% cotton pre-washed shirts. Class fees include all other supplies. Fee for 2013 members, $50, and for non-members $65. Participants’ clothing may be stained during the process. Please dress accordingly.
Tie Dye Class 2013 Members$50
Tie Dye Class Non-Members$65
Exhibition and Steel Band Concert
Our local schools have winning art, poetry, culinary art and music to share with the community on Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at the Arts Center. The Lincoln Middle High School Steel Drum Band will open the festivities promptly at 6 p.m. This will be their final concert for the school year, so come early, bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy the lawn concert (although you may just want to dance)! The concert will be followed by poetry recitals, and end with the young artists’ Wild at HeArt exhibition and opening reception catered by Lincoln’s culinary arts students in our gallery. Wild at HeArt features “Fractured” cubist guitars, local wildlife created for Bulls Bay Nature Festival, award-winning Junior Duck Stamp art, and senior student works from REDUX Summer Art Institute and AP Studios Art. Also included in the exhibition are award-winning works by students from St. James-Santee Elementary School and Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School (CREECS). The exhibition will remain in the gallery until May 31, 2013. Many of the works will be offered for sale.