McClellanville Arts Council

Where Everyone is an Artist

Classes and Workshops

The following programs will be held at the Arts Center. Registration and Enrollment information is located at  You can also email or call with questions – or 843-887-3157.  Please note that there will be no makeup classes.  Class sizes are limited and sell out quickly, so be sure to register early.


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Season of the Sun: Forty Years of Art—for Everyone!

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that August 21, 2017 will bring a total eclipse of the sun.  Our very special piece of the planet will be one of the best spots on earth for viewing this phenomenon, and the last piece of American soil where the eclipse will be visible.

Perhaps it is no accident that our fortieth birthday will be heralded by a once-in-a-lifetime event. Founded in 1977, the McClellanville Arts Council is one of the oldest community arts organizations in the state. We’ll be celebrating from the summer solstice on June 21 through the eclipse on August 21, 2017.

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A Multimedia Abstract Pottery Project

IMG_5287A Multimedia Abstract Pottery Project with Georgette Sanders and Harvey Vanderhorst. This class will involve several forms of sculptured pottery, using glazes and acrylics, and will result in a framed piece, a T-Shirt of student work, and more. Students must have experience in one or more of our previous pottery classes, and will need to bring a white cotton t-shirt for their design. June 19 through 23, from 10 a.m. till noon. This class requires 10 students to complete enrollment. Fees: 2017 members, $85, non-members $95.

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Butterfly Gardening Workshop

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Butterfly Gardening Workshop with Dwight Williams and Brenda LeFevre: June 17, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Come and enjoy two established butterfly gardens. Enjoy lunch while observing butterflies in their natural habitat. Learn about the butterfly life cycle, rearing caterpillars, and the role of nectar and host plants in the garden. Participants will be given handouts about butterfly plants and may also purchase plants. Fee is $25 for 2017 members, $35 non-members, and lunch is included. Children under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.

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Little Stargazers Summer Camp

stargazersJune 26-30: Little Stargazers Summer Camp. Let your little one join us for a week-long exploration into science and art, with Carrie Spahr. This program is funded in part by your generous donations, and in part by a Lowcountry Arts Fund grant from the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts. Ages 3-7 and fees are $85 2017 members/ $95 non-members.

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Watercolor Paper Jewelry

July 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm Watercolor Paper Jewelry: Join Jenny Owen for this fun evening workshop. Students will choose and cut from an array of pre-made water colored and acrylic pieces, and will then be instructed in using findings to create a pair of earrings or a pendant with their chosen paper pieces. Ages 12 and up. Class fee is a small donation to the Arts Council. Materials are provided.

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Moon Walkers Summer Camp

Night Lights for webJuly 17-21: Moon Walkers Summer Camp. This interdisciplinary camp with Carrie Spahr, provides a great opportunity for kids to create art while engaging their minds.  This program is funded in part by your generous donations, and in part by a Lowcountry Arts Fund grant from the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts.  Ages 8 and up.  Fees are $85 2017 members/ $95 non-members.

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Eclipse-Themed Kids Workshop

sun moon clip artAugust 19: Eclipse-Themed Kids Workshop, 10:00am-11:30am. Bring your child for crafts, snacks, and fun, and to learn about the Solar Eclipse! Class fee is $10 members, $15 non-members. Materials and snack are included.

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Exploring Polymer Clay in Jewelry Making

Exploring Polymer Clay in Jewelry Making: Saturday, March 18, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Instructor Shannon Tabor will lead this in-depth beginner to intermediate study in creating jewelry with polymer clay. Topics covered will include forming and cutting pendants and earrings, silkscreen and mixed media effects, and finishing techniques. All materials are included. Ages 14 and up. Class fees: $95 members, $105 non-members.

Please call 843-887-3157 to reserve your spot, as we need a minimum of four, and maximum of ten students.

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If I Had a Hammer: Beginning Jewelry Metal Smithing

Artist Deb Guess will lead students to start with copper and brass sheets of metal, spools of wire, and learn to transform them into wearable pieces of art jewelry. This class will focus on creating a piece of jewelry from start to finish, with an emphasis on tools, safety, and setting up a jeweler’s bench. No experience necessary, ages 14 and up. Students will complete one or more pieces of jewelry during the class and learn to use a wide variety of Metal Smithing tools.

All tools and supplies are provided, but students should bring a work apron, reading glasses if needed, and a small notebook.

The class will meet on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., breaking for lunch from noon until one. Fee is $120 for 2017 members, $135 for non-members.

This class must meet a minimum of six students, and is limited to 12 students. 

PLEASE CALL 843-887-3157 to register.





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