Upcoming On-Campus Classes

    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Piano Lessons with Jaston Hawes 

    Jaston Hawes graduated from the USC/Columbia earning a Performance Certificate in Voice as well as his B.A. in Music Education (K-12). He earned his Masters in Choral Conducting (under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt and Dr. Alicia Walker) and served as the assistant Director of the Dutch Fork Choral society). Jaston has acted as the music director for musicals at the AC for the last 3 years and teaches General Music Education for Kershaw County Public Schools. Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)

    Once you register, the teacher will contact you about lessons.

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.



    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • Music Studio
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    Piano Lessons with Cheryl Black 

    Cheryl Black is a retired music teacher who has been giving private piano lessons for over 20 years. 

    Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.


    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
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    Songwriting/Composition with Dr. Kevin McKinney 

    Learn to write your own songs, or sharpen your existing skills.  Create lyrics, chords, beats, or melodies as unique as you are.  All skill levels welcome. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered. 

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.

    A message from Dr. Kevin McKinney (Click here)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8odTXSblaM



    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Beginning Guitar with Dr. Kevin McKinney 

    Learn to play guitar and to read standard notation at the same time!  Systematic, time-tested approach makes it easy.  No book needed; teacher will provide lesson sheets to download and print. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    A message from Dr. Kevin McKinney (Click here)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8odTXSblaM

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.



    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Music Theory I with Dr. Kevin McKinney

    Learn the fundamental building blocks of music!  Notation of pitch and rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, basic harmony.  Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    A message from Dr. Kevin McKinney (Click here)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8odTXSblaM

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.




    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Brass Instruments with Dr. Kevin McKinney 

    Improve your playing with better embouchure, technique, reading, efficient practice, and musicianship. Detailed curriculum based on student’s needs and goals. Get better fast! Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    A message from Dr. Kevin McKinney (Click here)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8odTXSblaM

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.


    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Musicianship with Dr Kevin McKinney 

    Build the ability to recognize and understand basic elements of music; learn to read notation and to “see what you hear, and hear what you see.”  You’ll sing from notation, play games that sharpen your sense of rhythm, and learn the language of music.  May be combined with basic keyboard or guitar. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    A message from Dr. Kevin McKinney (Click here)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8odTXSblaM

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.


    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Beginning Piano with Dr. Kevin McKinney

    Learn to play piano and to read standard notation at the same time!  Systematic, time-tested approach makes it easy.  No book needed; teacher will provide lesson sheets to download and print. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    A message from Dr. Kevin McKinney (Click here)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8odTXSblaM

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.

    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Voice Lessons with Amanda Britt 

    Amanda Britt is a graduate of Winthrop University. She studied Opera, Musical Theatre and Classical Music. Amanda has been performing in shows at the AC for 4 years and teaches several Musical Theatre classes for all ages. She has been the musical director for the AC’s children’s shows for the last 4 years. Amanda is also available to teach music theory. Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)


    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.

    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Voice Lessons with Jaston Hawes 

    Jaston Hawes graduated from the USC/Columbia earning a Performance Certificate in Voice as well as his B.A. in Music Education (K-12). He earned his Masters in Choral Conducting (under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt and Dr. Alicia Walker) and served as the assistant Director of the Dutch Fork Choral society). Jaston has acted as the music director for musicals at the AC for the last 3 years and teaches General Music Education for Kershaw County Public Schools. Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)

    Lessons will follow CDC for proper protocol
    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Keyboard instruments with Ike Pitts

    Ike Pitts has taught for 6 years in the Kershaw County School District most recently teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands at North Central Middle School and serving as the assistant director for the Silver Knights Marching Band at North Central High School. Ike also serves as organist and accompanist at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. 

    Ike is a product of Kershaw County - a graduate of Camden High School. He received a degree in music from Newberry College and a degree in music education from Winthrop University.

    Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    Center will follow CDC for Covid19 Guidelines


    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register

    Band instruments with Ike Pitts

    Ike Pitts has taught for 6 years in the Kershaw County School District most recently teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands at North Central Middle School and serving as the assistant director for the Silver Knights Marching Band at North Central High School. Ike also serves as organist and accompanist at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. 

    Ike is a product of Kershaw County - a graduate of Camden High School. He received a degree in music from Newberry College and a degree in music education from Winthrop University.

    Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.


    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • online
    Register


    Music Composition with Ike Pitts

    Ike Pitts has taught for 6 years in the Kershaw County School District most recently teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands at North Central Middle School and serving as the assistant director for the Silver Knights Marching Band at North Central High School. Ike also serves as organist and accompanist at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. 

    Ike is a product of Kershaw County - a graduate of Camden High School. He received a degree in music from Newberry College and a degree in music education from Winthrop University.

    Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.

    Center will follow CDC for Covid19 guidelines

    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • Wed, December 01, 2021
    • Clay studio
    Register

    Mandatory introductory class for those registered for the Daytime Open Studio Sessions. Anne Schultz will give you a tour of the studio and an outline of the program.

    You will receive a code from Anne Schultz to register for this introduction when you are approved for the Open Studio as there is no public registration access.

    If you have not turned it in please bring your Signed Open Studio Agreement

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • TBD
    Register

    Scene Study and Character Development

    Students in the Actor's Workshop will undergo a series of scene study and character development analysis consisting of works taken from classic film and theater productions. Under the direction of Thomas Santiago Wright, students will be guided through the process of taking a scene and breaking it down to the core of what and why the action is taking place, followed by developing the characters into realistic people with human emotions. Students will meet once a week on campus for two hours for four weeks.  Thomas is an established writer, director producer with a twenty plus year career working in the entertainment industry in Hollywood, CA. Teens 16+ and Adults. Limit 8 students

    All classes subject to following CDC covid19 guidelines.

    • Wed, September 01, 2021
    • 3:30 PM
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Music Room
    Register

    Violin (beginner to advanced) or viola (beginner) - We will study student’s choice of either Classical, Bluegrass, or Celtic music, while also establishing strong foundational skills utilized in all styles of violin/fiddle playing.

    Sarah Gavin is a violinist of 20 years proficient in Classical, Bluegrass, Irish and Scottish Celtic Fiddle performance and training. She studied violin at West Virginia University as well as the Music Life and Eastern Shore School of Music.  She is not only classically trained, but also trained in a variety of folk music.  She has orchestral and chamber experience with an extensive repertoire in all violin/fiddle genres for solo, orchestra and group. She has competition experience in Celtic and Bluegrass and is an experienced teacher of private and group lessons. Sarah’s bachelors in Japanese language and literature from Ohio State University and study abroad in Tokyo, Japan has provided her experience on Japanese traditional stringed instruments. Classes are paid for by the month. Once you register, the teacher will contact you about lesson times.

    All classes subject to CDC covid19 guidelines.


    • Sat, September 04, 2021
    • Sat, September 25, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Shull Pavillion
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    Project: Photo with Richard Kiraly

    This series is for Ages 10 through Adult.

    Project: Photo is an in-person, albeit socially-distanced-and-masked, class model. This will be a hands-on series where we collaborate ideas on photo shoots and implement them together; but will also include some solo projects (homework), where you can be creative on your own! Of course, this will give us a better opportunity to provide one-on-one equipment guidance, techniques, and tips and tricks! Some of our sessions will be outdoors, weather permitting, and some will be indoors - and some will be off-campus, at locations within our community that we all agree on and choose. And we may still do a few virtual lessons, especially when reviewing your work and providing constructive criticism.

    Each session is designed to be modular so that students can take on a single project, or a series of projects. Pricing is available per-class or per-four week session. 

    All equipment is allowed. There are no special supplies or equipment required other than access to a portable camera such as a cell phone, laptop, instant, film, digital, or video camera. This series is for ages 10 and up.

    Richard Kiraly is a photographer who's primary goal is to celebrate and document the Arts in all of its forms. A South Carolina resident since 2001, he has worked with Town Theatre, Trustus Theatre, and The Arts Center of Kershaw County to spotlight theatrical art and artists from all over the state and beyond. His technical background in photography includes professional work with FujiFilms, Olympus Cameras, and Hewlett Packard's Digital Publishing Solutions division, as well as photo-journalism and studio work.



    • Mon, September 06, 2021
    • Thu, September 30, 2021
    • Clay Studio
    Register

    Daytime Open Studio

    10:00- 5:00 Monday-Friday when classes are not in progress

    Contact Anne Schultz for code, no public registration access

    This is an opportunity for experienced potters to hand build, wheel throw and glaze independently in our clay studio. A shelf space and cone 5-6 studio glazes are included. Oxidation firings are done approximately every 4-6 weeks. Participants must have their own tools, and clay must be purchased from the AC. Adults and Teens 16+; Maximum: 3

    Prerequisites:

    Completion of two or more recent clay classes at the AC and/or interview for admission

    Signed Open Studio Agreement

    For information or to become an Open Studio Member, please contact Anne Schultz by calling the Art Center office: 803) 425-7676.

    Please Note: Open Studio is not set up for production potters, or individuals making pottery to sell on a regular basis. We are unable to offer firing services for pottery made off site.

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 



    • Mon, September 13, 2021
    • Mon, October 18, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    Register

    Adult and teens, put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will create functional and decorative pottery. Introduction to the wheel is available. All experience levels welcome. All pottery created in this class is food safe. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. Monday 6:30-8:30 PM. Limit 5 students


    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Tue, September 14, 2021
    • Tue, October 19, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • clay studio
    Registration is closed

    Enjoy learning to create useful and decorative pottery using pinch, coil and slab methods, along with an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Students will glaze their pots which will be kiln fired at the end of the session. All skill levels welcome. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. 

    Adults/ Teens 16+ Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

    Minimum: 3

    Maximum: 4

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 

    • Tue, September 14, 2021
    • Tue, October 19, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    Register

    This is an opportunity to work in the clay studio on your own or get extra practice alongside potter Anne Schultz and others. The studio will be open for hand building, wheel throwing and glazing, with a little help if needed. Kiln firings occur approximately every 4-6 weeks. Participants must have their own pottery tools, and clay must be purchased from the AC.

    Adults/ Teens 16+ Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30

    Prerequisite: Completion of at least one clay class at the AC. Experienced potters with no AC class experience, please contact Anne Schultz by calling the Art Center office: 803) 425-7676.

    Minimum: 3; Maximum: 4

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Wed, September 15, 2021
    • Wed, October 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • clay studio
    Registration is closed

    Beginners will learn the basics of wheel throwing, trimming and glazing cups, bowls and vases, while those with experience will progressively build on their skills to make more complex projects. Clay must be purchased from the AC.

    Adults/Teens 16+   Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00  

    Minimum: 3; Maximum: 5

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Wed, September 15, 2021
    • Wed, October 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    Registration is closed

    Adult and teens, put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will create functional and decorative pottery. Introduction to the wheel is available. All experience levels welcome. All pottery created in this class is food safe. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM. Limit 5 students


    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Thu, September 16, 2021
    • Thu, October 21, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    Register

    Adult and teens, put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will create functional and decorative pottery. Introduction to the wheel is available. All experience levels welcome. All pottery created in this class is food safe. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. Thursdays 10 AM - noon. Limit 5 students


    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Fri, October 01, 2021
    • Fri, October 29, 2021
    • Clay Studio
    Register

    Daytime Open Studio

    10:00- 5:00 Monday-Friday when classes are not in progress

    Contact Anne Schultz for code, no public registration access

    This is an opportunity for experienced potters to hand build, wheel throw and glaze independently in our clay studio. A shelf space and cone 5-6 studio glazes are included. Oxidation firings are done approximately every 4-6 weeks. Participants must have their own tools, and clay must be purchased from the AC. Adults and Teens 16+; Maximum: 3

    Prerequisites:

    Completion of two or more recent clay classes at the AC and/or interview for admission

    Signed Open Studio Agreement

    For information or to become an Open Studio Member, please contact Anne Schultz by calling the Art Center office: 803) 425-7676.

    Please Note: Open Studio is not set up for production potters, or individuals making pottery to sell on a regular basis. We are unable to offer firing services for pottery made off site.

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 



    • Sat, October 02, 2021
    • Sat, October 30, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • TBD
    Register

    We are looking for all sorts of creepy crawly Villains... Have you ever wanted to sing a Villain song? Have you ever wanted to perform a Villain monologue? Well this is the creepy class for you! If you're a singer, please pick two to five villain-centered songs... (Just to be on the safe side. I know there will be some some of the same songs brought in by multiple people... ) Get creative... A villain can be misunderstood!! If you're more of an actor, prepare a couple of monologues... Or you can even tell a spooky story! Come join us for this SPOOKTACULAR Villain Halloween Showcase! Age: 10+

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 

    • Sun, October 03, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sun, October 24, 2021
    • TBD
    Register

    We are looking for all sorts of creepy crawly Villains... Have you ever wanted to perform a Villain monologue? Well this is the creepy class for you! Get creative... A villain can be misunderstood! Prepare a couple of monologues... Or you can even tell a spooky story! Come join us for this SPOOKTACULAR Villain Halloween Showcase! 

    Join Acting Coach Kim Scott for a comprehensive class in acting for the stage. Whether you are new to the art or a practiced hand at treading the boards, this class will help you improve the skills needed to bring a character to life. You will learn ways to use your voice, body and mind to create as realistic or fantastical a persona as is needed. Learn cold reading and other preparation skills that will give you the confidence to go for it at the auditions and for a showcase! Ages 10-17

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 







    • Tue, October 05, 2021
    • Tue, October 26, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 2D Studio Daniels Building
    Register

    Join Artist Johna Esterberg to learn the basics necessary to good watercolor painting. Learn the play between water and pigment and paper that will help you create wonderful works of art.  Johna's work can be seen at the  Revolutionary War Visitors Center and the Artists' Attic in downtown Camden. 

    Tuesdays 1-3 PM; 2D studio

    Ages 18 and up. Register by October 1

    • Thu, October 07, 2021
    • Thu, November 04, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • TBD
    Register

    Jami Steele-Sprankle has directed and performed with improv troupes in Los Angeles, CA, South Florida and Columbia, SC.  She learned from teachers schooled by Second City, Comedysportz, and The Groundlings.  

    Join Jami to learn the techniques, and exercise the muscles that lead to great theatre and indeed give you the ability to think on your feet in any situation. Learn how to really listen and create with your fellow actors. Develop characters that will become a part of your theatrical repertoire to be used again and again. We will start with the basics and work towards regular performances once the group has learned enough to work well together as a troupe.

    Students who perform with troupe and return for subsequent sessions will be given a code for discounts on future sessions. Contact the instructor jsteele@fineartscenter.org. 

    Ages 14+; Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Mon, October 25, 2021
    • Sun, November 21, 2021
    • Mainstage (Wood Auditorium)
    Register

    This class, under the direction of the Art Center's Technical Theatre Director Richard Kiraly, teaches preparation and skills needed to act as Stage Manager for a show. Stage Managers are the right-hand of Directors, and are responsible for administrative duties during the rehearsal process and are in charge of a show when it is open to the public! Ages 16 and up.

    The class will coincide with the November mainstage show and may require students to be available for rehearsal and show schedules of that show. There will be both in-class time as well as hands on learning.

    All dates and times will be determined once a show production schedule is determined.


    • Mon, October 25, 2021
    • Sun, November 21, 2021
    • Mainstage (Wood Auditorium)
    Register

    This class, under the direction of the Arts Center's Technical Theatre Director Richard Kiraly, teaches skills in stage carpentry, set design, set decoration, lighting design, and stagehand (crew). Students will help create/design a mainstage set! Ages 14 and up.

    The class will coincide with the November mainstage show and may require students to be available for rehearsal and show schedules of that show. There will be both in-class time as well as hands on learning. Students should have some daytime availability, especially weekends.

    All dates and times will be determined once a show production schedule is determined.


    • Mon, October 25, 2021
    • Mon, December 06, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    Register

    Adult and teens, put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will create functional and decorative pottery. Introduction to the wheel is available. All experience levels welcome. All pottery created in this class is food safe. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. Monday 6:30-8:30 PM. Limit 5 students


    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Tue, October 26, 2021
    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • clay studio
    Register

    Enjoy learning to create useful and decorative pottery using pinch, coil and slab methods, along with an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Students will glaze their pots which will be kiln fired at the end of the session. All skill levels welcome. Clay must be purchased from the Art Center. 

    Adults/ Teens 16+ Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

    Minimum: 3

    Maximum: 4

    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 


    • Tue, October 26, 2021
    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    Register

    Tuesday Kid’s After School Clay - Grades 4-8

    Kids put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will get a great introduction to the clay and create some fun projects.  All experience levels welcome.  Materials provided for this class. 6 weeks Limit 5 students


    The Arts Center will follow CDC recommendations for Covid19 protocol for classes/performances. 

    • Tue, October 26, 2021
    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Clay Studio
    Register