The Anderson Arts Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! As we celebrate the history of the Arts Center we are going to look back over some of the most iconic bygone decades of the 20th century and dream a bit about the future! Each week will feature a different decade and we will get a glimpse of the various art movements, artists and works of the decade as well as fashion, music, and major world events! Each week will wrap up by imagining what the future will look like. We will have a great time getting messy and creative with our own masterpieces inspired by the art and culture of decades past. We will work on age-appropriate projects with all kinds of materials and in several mediums inlcuding: DRAWING, PAINTING, CLAY, COLLAGE, PRINTMAKING, FIBERS, 3-D NON-CLAY SCULPTURE AND DESIGN. At the end of each week we will have a gallery opening in which the work made will be exhibited in the education wing. Family and friends are invited to attend the reception and enjoy refreshments while checking out all of the fabulous camper created art.

Week 1 June 6-10, The 1920s: “Roaring 20s” or “Jazz Age.” jazz bands, raccoon coats, flappers, flagpole sitters, and marathon dancers, Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, Bauhaus, De Stijl and Art Deco art

Week 2 June 13-17, The 1940s: WWII, rationing, women in the workforce, tailored dresses with big hats and high heels, Jazz and Big Band music, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism art

Week 3 June 20-24,The 1950s: Economic prosperity, poodle skirts, rock n roll, baby boom, suburbs, the Golden Age of Television, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Neo-dada, Art Informel, and Lyrical Abstraction

Week 4 June 27-July 1, The 1960s: Vietnam War, Civil Rights Movement, first man on the moon, hippies, Woodstock, Mod, Motown, and British Beetle Mania, mini-skirts and leisure suits, Minimalism, Pop, Conceptual, Performance, and Feminist Art

Week 5 July 11-15, The 1970s: Earth Day, end of Viet Nam War, bell bottoms and ponchos and wild patterns, Hard Rock, Disco, Funk and Punk, civil and equal rights, Sally Ride, Postmodernism, ‘Bad Painting”, Low Brow, Funk, Feminist, and Photorealism art

Week 6 July 18-22, The 1980s: materialism and consumerism, “yuppies”, Cold War drama and Nukes, blockbuster movies, VCRs and cable channels, MTV, big hair, shoulder pads, neon, and fingerless gloves, Pop, Hip-Hop, Rap, New Wave, and Metal, Neo-Expressionist, Street Art, Neo-Pop, the Pictures Generation art

Week 7 July 25-29,The 1990s: Cold War ends, Apartheid ends, Internet, pagers & cell phones, Grunge and Alt. Rock, Hip-Hop and Gangsta Rap, music and culture fusion, Doc Martins & Timberlands, Y2K, Activist, Street and Installation art

C.R.E.A.T.E. Workshop July 18 – 22: Teens will engage in one week of studio art making with professional local artists.  This is for teens with experience in Middle or High School level art classes and who are serious about pursuing art. We will be experiencing various art mediums and learning art making skills in a casual and fun art studio atmosphere.

Registration Information

Camps fill up fast! We encourage you to register as soon as possible.  Each student must have a completed online registration. All camps are subject to minimum and maximum enrollment. Camp registrations must be received by 3:00 pm the Friday before the beginning camp date. Registration will be closed after that time.  AAC members receive the lower tuition rate listed for each camp. To become a member and take advantage of the discounted rate, please register and pay for a membership online first. Then proceed to camp registration and enter the member promo code on the shopping cart page to receive your discount. You will receive an email confirmation which serves as a receipt and included basic information, after your registration is complete.

Age restrictions are necessary for the safety and enjoyment of all students. Students must meet the minimum age requirement before the start of the camp session.

The Arts Center is not responsible for any injuries that occur during camp. Students are expected to follow all safety instructions.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, checks, or cash. Registration must be completed online.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students. Please contact Holly Ferguson at for more information and application.

Ages 5– 12: Half Day Camps at  the Anderson Arts Center
Ages 6 – 12: Full Day Camps at the Anderson Arts Center
Ages 13 – 18: C. R. E. A. T. E. Workshop

Half Day Camp Fees: $115 members / $135 non-members
Full Day Camp Fees: $165 members / $185 non-members
C.R.E.A.T.E Workshop Fees: $155 members / $175 non-members

Half day camps at the Arts Warehouse: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Full day camps at the Arts Warehouse: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
C.R.E.A.T.E Workshop: 12:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Snacks are NOT provided. But busy kids do have a better day with them. Campers are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water for the day!

Full-day campers must bring a bag lunch with a drink Monday through Thursday. A pizza party will be provided on Friday!


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Anderson, SC 29625



At the Anderson Arts Center, we offer vital arts resources for all in Anderson County. Help us keep the arts accessible to our community and beyond!

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.