10 Best Art Classes in South Carolina

Whether it’s just a hobby or a lifelong passion, dabbling in the arts offers so many benefits. It’s a good way to connect with people. It’s a method of relaxation. And if you’re really good, it can even become more than something you just do in your free time. South Carolina’s art classes have options suited for every taste. Whether you’re into painting and sculpting or drawing and art journaling, check out one of our favorite art classes in the state to hone your creative skills.  

Anderson Arts Center, Anderson, SC

This art center features a variety of courses and workshops for adults and kids alike. They cover everything from ceramics to drawing, painting and mixed media, collages, art journaling, and beyond. Spaces are limited so you’ll want to sign up for classes early, but it’s well worth a little planning. 

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Uptown Art, Clemson and Greenville, SC

This paint and wine art spot can turn anyone into a master painter in just a couple of hours. Bring your own wine and follow step by step instruction to create a wall-worthy masterpiece. All materials are provided, plus you get to take home your masterpiece and appreciate a job well done.

Walhalla Art Works, Walhalla, SC

The projects here are seemingly endless, giving you plenty of variety to choose from. With options like paint, stained glass, ceramics, paper, stencils, and more, you can dabble in a little bit of everything. They host tons of kids workshops and summer art camps, along with private parties and classes for adults, too.

Aerie Lane, Greer, SC

This creative haven is a dream come true for crafters and artists of all sorts. Their workshops help you create home-worthy pieces you’ll be proud to display, from wall signs to Christmas decor. They’re well known for their open craft bar, where you bring your own projects or purchase a project kit and turn it into a true work of art.

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Art Nook School and Studio, Aiken, SC

Regardless of your age or skill level, this place proves you can create something amazing. They offer classes for kids and adults alike, with step by step instruction and a chance to hone your skills. You can drop in for an Eat.Drink.Art. event or sign up for a weekly class to expand your skillset. 

Liz Daly Designs, Greenville, SC

The main focus here is on jewelry making, but that’s not the only skill you’ll learn. Classes like glass fusion and essential oils can help you expand your art-making knowledge and inspire you to create something beautiful. These classes are rich in knowledge and content, and you’ll walk away with actionable skills you can put to work immediately.

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The Creative Space, Seneca, SC

This charming little event space has big things happening inside. In addition to creative party planning and dance instruction, they also offer a never-ending lineup of craft projects that turn your projects into Pinterest-worthy art. In the past, they’ve had everything from painting to chunky knit blankets to wooden signs and more.

Beads and Brushstrokes, Mount Pleasant, SC

This long-time bead store has been a fixture in the Lowcountry for jewelry making classes. This is THE place for higher-level skills like soldering, wiring, sawing, and cold connections to take your custom jewelry to the next level. They offer several classes each month, so check their schedule and reserve early.

White Rabbit Fine Art Gallery, Traveler’s Rest, SC

This fine art gallery offers unique painting and drawing classes for beginners and up. Watercolors, alcohol inks, paint and sip, and art therapy classes have been on previous schedules, so there’s always something new and exciting to look forward to. They’re heavily focused on the local art community and take pride in helping others find their passion.

Art Smart Academy, Irmo, SC

Combining the best of pottery and painting, this place is fun for all ages. They’re focused on bringing art into the hands of kids, teens, and families, with a variety of classes and open studio time to let your imagination go wild. They also offer mobile art services that bring the art party straight to you.

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