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.
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.
Learn to roll sushi like a PRO, with the wonderful Yuka Otani as part of our Heritage Culinary Program. Using an assortment of local ingredients, students will learn to roll 4 different types of sushi rolls. Materials will be provided and you get to take home your own sushi mat for future rolling! Class fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members, age 21+ and BYOB! Please call to register at 843-887-3157.
**This class has reached capacity. Please feel free to let us know if you’d like to sign up for the next Sushi class, and you’ll get first serve on our “wait list.” Thank you for your support!
Introduction to Alcohol Inks
Friday, January 25th at 1:00 pm- Alcohol Inks: Come and explore the wonderful world of Alcohol Inks! Students will be introduced to several techniques to employ with this vibrant medium providing the opportunity for creative experimentation! They will take home several non-porous pieces! Cost is $50 for non-members/$40 for members call 843-887-3157 to register.
Advanced Techniques in Encaustic Painting with Inks, Shellac and Wood Glue
Saturday, January 26th from 10am-4pm – Techniques in Encaustic Painting: An ancient art form tracing back to the Egyptians, Encaustic art is currently experiencing a popular revival in the art world. Encaustic means to “burn in.” Molten beeswax combined with damar resin is applied in layers utilizing various heat sources. Material covered will include an introduction to the Encaustic process. Techniques such as basic safety and materials will be covered. Students will experiment with a variety of inks and alternate processes using this versatile, luminous medium. Participants will take home several completed works. Materials are included in class fee, but students may bring their own preferred materials (art papers, magazines, laser copied photos) to incorporate into their work. Hot wax and heating implements will be used throughout the day, for students under 18 adult supervision is preferred. Previous experience is not required. Class fee is $120 for members, $135 non-members. Call to register, 843-887-3157.
Altered Papers and Encaustic Collage Techniques
Sunday, January 27th at 10:00 am- Altered Papers/Encaustic Collage: This is a fun 2-part workshop which will add new dimensions to your creative tool box! The morning session will introduce you to the process of creating altered papers, utilizing magazines and Citra Solv organic cleaner. In the afternoon session you will utilize those papers to create a collage using an encaustic medium and pigmented wax as a binding medium. Basic intro to Encaustics techniques will be provided. Come and enjoy a full day of creative exploration! Students will take home a completed work and additional altered papers to use in future projects. Students may bring their own preferred materials (art papers, magazines and laser copied photos) to use in their work. Hot wax and heating implements will be used, and adult supervision is suggested for students under 18. Previous experience not required. Class fee is $120 for members, $135 non-members. Call to register, 843-887-3157
**Package deal: Save $20 when you sign up for BOTH Encaustic classes!
Want to tackle your holiday gift list early? Each day this week we are going to highlight items that will be available for purchase at the Art Walk this weekend, Friday 12/7 5-8pm and Saturday 12/8 11-5pm!
Monday we are highlighting the “Old Lighthouse,” companion ornament ($15) to last year’s “White Lighthouse” ornament ($20). Get them both for $30 this weekend, HAPPY SHOPPING and see you at the Art Walk!
Tuesday’s Highlight piece from the M.A.C. is Tommy Beaver’s painting titled: “Cape Romain Moon.” It is currently on view in our Gallery and available for purchase this weekend during the Art Walk. Time to beautify your living space!
We’re getting into the holiday spirit! Wednesday’s Highlight items are glasswork pieces handmade by our local “McClellanville Glass Artisans.” Each piece is one of a kind and ready to display or hang on your tree! See you soon!
Thursday’s Highlight item from the M.A.C. is our entire new line of “Soul Whispers Arts” jewelry. All items are designed by the hands of artist Deb Guess, and each piece is genuinely unique! We also encourage you to register for our upcoming workshops instructed by Deb, and reserve your spot now to learn how to make your own beautiful pieces. Cheers to all!!
Friday’s Highlight item at the M.A.C.’s gift shop is going fast, friends! These precious “Nativity from Nature” Scene’s are hand foraged and crafted by Vida Miller of Pawley’s Island. We are open at the shop from 11-8pm today for the Art Walk and would love to wrap one or a few of these wonderful pieces for you! Happy Gifting!
Saturday’s Highlight item at the M.A.C. gift shop are these beautiful wooden serving platters. We have a variety of sizes and each piece is one of a kind and handcrafted by Bobby Wilson! Other wooden pieces include serving bowls and cutting boards made from Tupelo, Cherry and Walnut.
To continue in the gift giving this holiday season we must let you know that we have a HUGE new line of “Wave Ware” pottery from Katharine Purcell of Mt. Pleasant. Plus, these beautiful blue glazed pieces are perfect for serving up your holiday meals! HAPPY SHOPPING~
Time to finish that gift list you made! We have some excellent enameled jewelry in store, brought to you by Maria Hutzler! She will also be in our studio in February and you can learn how to “Paint with Fire” and make your own torch-fired enamel beads! Call us for details at 887-3157.
HOLIDAY HOURS:: Thurs-Sat 11-3pm & Sun-Mon 10-2pm