Fall Classes Coming Soon!

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. Classes have a minimum and a maximum number of students allowed. All Class Registrations received within (5) business days to class begin date will be charged a non-refundable $10 late fee.

Whether or not a class “makes” is determined by a minimum enrollment, so PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. Enrollees will be contacted only in the event of cancellation.

The fee for each class is listed with the first number as the fee for Members of the Arts Center and the second number as the fee for Non-members. To become a Member and receive discounted fees on Arts School, Summer Arts Camp, and other perks, add your Membership on the Registration Form. Each student must have a completed registration form.

Age restrictions are necessary for the enjoyment and safety of the students. Students must meet the minimum age requirements on or before the first class. Please respect the age restrictions.

The Arts Center is not responsible for any injuries that occur during classes. Please closely follow safety instructions.

Make checks payable to the Anderson Arts Center (AAC). Cash may be paid in person. Registrations are taken over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Mail or hand-deliver check, cash, or credit card registrations to: Arts School, Anderson Arts Center, 110 Federal St., Anderson, SC 29625; or you can sign up over the phone by calling us at 864.222.2787 or by visiting andersonarts.org.

Refund Policy: All requests received (5) five business days prior to class begin date will be refunded 100% – No Exceptions. On-line registrations will be refunded as per policy less processing fees.


$20 Tuesday - Open Studio

Tuesdays 5-8pm
This class is current and ongoing.

(All ages and ability levels, beginners very welcome)

Conor Alwood

Make your clay ideas come to life! Drop-in anytime during open studio hours- newbies and experienced potters welcome. This class is less structured; you will be able to pick the projects you’d like to try! You can experience the wheel, or build a creation on the table. I will be there to assist any and every project! No experience necessary!
Parent supervision is required for children 13 and under.

Cost: $20 per session for one make day (wheel throwing or hand building only, clear glaze and firing done for you). The instructor will use clear glaze only, no exceptions. If you want to glaze it yourself with colored glaze make it known to the instructor and determine when the piece will be ready for you to come back for another $20 Tuesday session to glaze it and to create another piece. Turn-around time on your finished piece will be longer if you choose this option. Clay and glaze are included in the cost and the fee can be paid in cash to the instructor when you arrive or paid with credit card online prior to that night’s session. 

+ $1 firing fee per lb. of fired clay, paid in cash to instructor


Open Studio
(For Experienced Potters Only)

Thursdays 1pm-4pm and Saturdays 1pm – 3pm

This class is currently ongoing.

Studio monitor present, no instructor.


This is not a class with instruction. Rather it is an open studio time for experienced potters who do not require instruction but want access to a clay studio and firing in our kilns. It is completely self-guided. It is open to potters ages 18 and up.

Cost: $50 per month paid in cash to the monitor when you arrive or paid with credit card online prior to attendance. Please indicate the month for which you are paying. This includes access to the studio during these times as well as the $20 Tuesday nights. It includes glaze and firing fees. Pieces will be fired for you during regular firing times. It does not include clay. You may provide your own clay or purchase clay from us.

Sip n' Spin

Thursdays, 6pm – 9pm
Fridays, 6pm – 9pm

By appointment. Call to book your own party.

*Must book at least 2 weeks prior to the date of your party. Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants*

Conor Alwood – Instructor

Grab a group together for a wheel throwing class! Sip on your favorite wine while you and your friends spin some fun pots, cups, or whatever! No skill level needed. Bring a positive attitude and relax as you get messy working on the potter’s wheel. You must be 21 and over to participate in this class. Bring your favorite beverage!

Cost: $25 per person (includes all materials, beverages not included)





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110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625


Tuesday - Friday
9:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday - Sunday


The Anderson Arts Center strives to meet the cultural needs of our diverse community through local and national exhibits, comprehensive arts programming for all ages, and community based public art projects.


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Funding assistance provided by the Anderson County and City Accommodations Tax Fund and by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.