Art Center Happenings

The Art Center of Clemson is planning to become part of the Clemson Parks and Recreation Department. The anticipated transition date is July 1st which is contingent upon approval of the city of Clemson’s 2020-2021 budget. We are thankful for the vision and support provided by the Clemson City Council and staff during the last year. The City of Clemson has also graciously offered to take over the Arts Center’s operations until July 1st. As you are aware, the continuing COVID-19 concerns continue to have a significant impact on our programs and services. Until July 1st, the Art Center will only provide services that are essential to the organization.

Therefore, the Art Center is suspending all programs until July 1st.

The staff of the Arts Center of Clemson and its Board of Directors is extremely excited about this transition. We want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

The Arts Center of Clemson is monitoring the information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) on a daily basis. We have been in contact with The City of Clemson which is in contact with local health agencies.  We are committed to the well-being of our community.

 We will continue to evaluate the situation and update our community as necessary.

If you are a clay student we will contact you about your pieces when we are back in the office.

Please check out our Facebook and Instagram
for online videos, links, and creative ideas.

As things change to our operations and programming we will post information here on our homepage, our Facebook page, notify registered students, and send any necessary information through an E-news blast.

It is our hope that you will continue to enjoy the arts by supporting
our local community arts and cultural organizations.

Calling All Knitters, Crocheters, and Fiber Artists!
We need your pieces!
Knitfiti is coming to Gateway Way Park!
Knitfiti is a celebration of art and nature.
Click here for more information


Inclement Weather Policy: When the Pickens Schools are closed The Arts Center will be closed.
For additional information about this policy click here. 

We are The Arts Center of Clemson.

We provide exceptional art education to adults and children and make art exciting and accessible to the community.

Ready to find out more? Sign Up for Our E-News


The Arts Center has four studio classrooms which are equipped for jewelry, clay, drawing, painting, photography and a variety of other enrichment activities. We offer an exciting selection of programs taught by qualified, artist instructors in a variety of disciplines. Pre-registration is required three days before the start of class or workshops.

Want to teach at the Arts Center? 

We are currently looking for artists who want to share their knowledge with adults and/or children through classes or workshops.  Contact Program Director, Jackie Roux at 864.633.5051 or email for more information.

Questions about our programming?
Please contact The Arts Center at 864.633.5051 or email

For those under 18 years old please register for our youth classes.

Our painting studio offers classes in all types of painting: watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels and more.  Learn to paint in the styles of various painters.  Drawing, print making, encaustic and mixed media are among the classes offered.

This studio is equipped with everything you need to make beautiful jewelry. We have all the tools to create sterling silver or copper bracelets, earrings and pendants by soldering, sawing, piercing and folding. We have currently expanded our class offerings to include enameling.

Hand building and wheel throwing classes offer a variety of techniques to learn. Project classes let you complete fun, useful items in a short amount of time. Even if you have no experience you can build birdhouses, baking dishes, garden totems and more. Advanced classes guide you through Extreme Pots, lidded vessels and Pots that Pour to improve skills and creativity.

The photography studio offers classes in digital, traditional and alternative processes and how to create a better photograph.


Volunteer at The Arts Center

As a non-profit, a lot of the work we do at The Arts Center is dependent on help from our volunteers. We need help in many areas, at a variety of times during the day. Volunteer opportunities range from administrative tasks, special event preparation, class assistants and even long-term internships. Please be advised that we may not have available opportunities in all areas at all times.

Fill out the form here and someone from The Arts Center staff will contact you.