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The McClellanville Arts Council was organized in 1977 by three young women who wanted to bring the fine arts, arts instruction, and cultural activities to the sleepy little fishing village where they had chosen to live.

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Meet the Author, Scott Huler

Meet the Author, Scott Huler

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to Carolina in 1709, one of the most significant early American travel narratives, rich with observations about the region’s environment and Indigenous people. Lawson later helped found North Carolina’s first two cities, Bath and New Bern; became the colonial surveyor general; contributed specimens to what is now the British Museum; and was killed as the first casualty of the Tuscarora War. Yet despite his great contributions and remarkable history, Lawson is little remembered, even in the Carolinas he documented.

In 2014, Scott Huler made a surprising decision: to leave home and family for his own journey by foot and canoe, faithfully retracing Lawson’s route through the Carolinas. This is the chronicle of that unlikely voyage, revealing what it’s like to rediscover your own home. Combining a traveler’s curiosity, a naturalist’s keen observation, and a writer’s wit, Huler draws our attention to people and places we might pass regularly but never really see. What he finds are surprising parallels between Lawson’s time and our own, with the locals and their world poised along a knife-edge of change between a past they can’t forget and a future they can’t quite envision.

 

“An absorbing read. Huler’s experiences during his modern trek do not, of course, duplicate what John Lawson found so long ago, but forms of beauty and dispossession rhyme down the centuries in thought-provoking patterns.”—Charles Frazier, author of Varina

Join us for a book signing with Scott Huler, author of “A Delicious Country, Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of
John Lawson’s 1700 Expedition.”

Held in our gallery at the McClellanville Arts Center on Saturday, June 15th at 7pm.

Copies are currently for purchase in our gift shop!

UNC PRESS

 

Graffiti Art Workshop

Graffiti Art Workshop

Thursday, June 27th and Friday, June 28th in our studio.

Enjoy this colorful 2 day class with instructor, Blythe Brown!
Students will be introduced to the history and basic techniques of spray painting.
For ages 12 and up.

Please call the office to register for class at 843-877-3157

Clay Building with Georgette

Clay Building with Georgette

A skill for everyone to enjoy!
Come learn to build using clay in our studio, with local artist Mrs. Georgette Sanders.
This week long class is held for kids ages 6 and up, from 9:30 to 12:00pm and for adults from 6-8pm.

Class starts Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st.

Please call the office to register at 843-887-3157

Photography for Kids

Photography for Kids

A photo workshop for kids ages 7 and up! Held by our Director, Bernadette Humphrey. Students are able to use their phone as a digital camera and will need to bring their cords to download images.

This class will be on Monday, June 24th from 9-12:00pm.

The class is limited to 10 seats, register accordingly. You may call us at 843-887-3157.

Nature Art Summer Camp

Nature Art Summer Camp

July 22nd-26th from 10am-12pm for ages 5-10
Art is growing all around us! In this crafty, creative summer program, students will learn how to use natural objects to print, string, paint, and stamp their own unique pieces of art. Fee is $75 for current members, $100 for non-members.

Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.

Cactus Rock Garden

Cactus Rock Garden

Held by Stacey Green
Ages 5+ Limited to 12 spaces
Students will paint rocks to resemble cacti and plant them in a pot to make their own cactus garden. No water necessary!
Please call the MAC to register.
843-887-3157

Card Making Workshop

Card Making Workshop

Held by Stacey Green
For ages 12+ this class is limited to 10 spaces
Students will make 4-5 cards using stamping techniques.
No experience needed!
Please call the MAC to register.
843-887-3157

Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling: An Oral History Workshop
Taught by instructor Jessica Colie McClellan who holds an MFA in Theatre, from Rutgers University and now teaches drama at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Is it possible to create a vivid picture for an audience with only your voice and body? Students will learn about the different ways to tell a story in this week long class with a half hour performance on the last day.
This class is limited to 16 spaces.
Please call the MAC to register.
843-887-3157

Process Art Summer Camp

Process Art Summer Camp

June 10-June 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

Herve Tullet Inspired Process Art Workshop.

This weeklong children’s collaborative painting workshop is all about high energy creativity. Students will learn to use natural objects to print, string, paint and stamp their own unique pieces of art. Students will focus on different mediums each day. To make wind chimes, painted rock gardens, sun catchers
and more. Students will do daily nature walks to collect found materials before heading back to the studio to create their projects.

$75 members, $100 non-members. Age 5-11.

Please call 843-887-3157 to sign up.

Fairy Garden Workshop

Fairy Garden Workshop

Held by Stacy Green
Ages 5+ Limited to 10 spaces
Students will make clay toadstools, paint fairy houses and decorate their garden with found fairy treasures—some provided, some found outside. By the end of the class students will bring home their very own fairy garden.
Please call the MAC to register
843-887-3157