Art Center Happenings

Scroll down to read about the City of Clemson's proposal to build The Arts Center a new building. 

Registration is now open for 20 Artists x 20 Workshops

Check out all the great class offerings for beginning in August!

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The City of Clemson Proposes the Building of a New Arts Center.

The Arts Center of Clemson is pleased to share with you the City voted to construct a new Arts Center in the community.  At the beginning of May, The City came to The Arts Center with a proposal for the building and to inform Board and staff a line item was already included in the proposed FY18/19 budget. The plan also includes transforming the vacated space within the Calhoun Bridge Center building into a larger Clemson Area African American Museum.

As the Board and staff of The Arts Center begin to navigate all the details, we are excited about the possibility of expanding our programming and the proposed investment in the arts and cultural life of Clemson.

We estimate that logistics and fundraising will take 2-3 years before construction begins. In the meantime, we will continue to provide the community with educational programming in our existing space.

Thank you for your support of The Arts Center of Clemson.


The Arts Center has four studio classrooms which are equipped for jewelry, ceramics, 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 workshop.

 Want to teach at The Arts Center of Clemson? Click here to propose a class or workshop.

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.

For those under 16 years old please register for our youth classes.

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Join The Arts Center of Clemson on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th for an exciting new way to sample the arts. 20 artists, each teaching a unique workshop, will offer 2-hour classes in jewelry, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, mixed media and fiber.
Workshops are $35 each which includes materials.
Sign up for more than one by August 3rd!


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 Marjorie Luke, Volunteer and Event Coordinator will contact you.