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Nurture learning, creativity, and community through the visual arts

Since its founding in 2012, the Art School of Columbia County has been housed in an historic schoolhouse building and is located on a bucolic landscape, with studio spaces and a gallery inside. Our mission is guided by supporting artistic expression for youth, teens and adults while serving people from diverse, socio-economic backgrounds. Through our work in education and the visual arts, we do not discriminate on any level with regard to people’s abilities to participate. Our work welcomes you here and also brings us locally and regionally, wherever you are….. we look forward to seeing you.

Classes

We offer year-round art programming for youth, teens and adults with a wide range of art classes and workshops, from several weeks to weekend long. We hope you’ll discover a variety of options to fulfill your interests and creative pursuits.

Gallery and Events

Look out for monthly, changing art exhibits and gallery openings.

Cherokee Sunrise

MELISSA FORBES: Healing Threads

On Sunday, October 23 Melissa Forbes will present an Artist’s Talk from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Opening Reception from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

October 23 through mid December

Artist Statement: Weaving my Cherokee blood with the Anglo Saxon, despite the cessation of the wisdom culture – erased as if it had no value. Wanting to understand the effect of having one’s culture terminated, interlacing the past threads with flow and harmony of colors. Healing to empower the Matriarch. I strive to learn from my Cherokee ancestors; to listen and feel the colors. They have much to teach.

Testimonials

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“I am so happy I have found this pocket of creativity in the county!”

— ASCC student

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“Learning at ASCC has brought me JOY and expanded my painterly vision. Thanks so much.”

— ASCC student

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“Great school, great teachers, great instructor, great ambiance, great location.”

— ASCC student

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“I want to thank ASCC for helping me do something I wouldn’t have been able to do.”

— ASCC scholarship recipient

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“I enjoyed myself so much. I would definitely take another class here. I loved the atmosphere.”

— ASCC student

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“Thank you for encouraging art!”

— ASCC student

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“We are lucky to have this place.”

— ASCC student

We’re part of the community

Through consistently dynamic programming both at the Art School of Columbia County and in schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the County, ASCC has sought to enrich and serve the lives of its diverse populations.

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