City of Columbia Art Center Announces New Summer Classes

May 20, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC – The City of Columbia Art Center is offering three new classes this summer on jewelry making, quilting and basket weaving.

 The Steam Punk Jewelry Box Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Art Center, located at 1928 Calhoun St. Steam punk is defined as an art form that mixes Victorian Era style with repurposed modern materials. The workshop is $60 and all materials are provided. Registration ends on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Quilting Skills Development will cover new techniques, creative skills, accurate cutting and color placement. Participants will need to bring their own sewing machine. Classes will start on Thursday, June 5 and be held every Thursday until June 26, from 9 a.m. to noonat Mayes Park, located at 4100 Trenholm Rd. Registration costs $45 and ends on Monday, June 2, 2014.

The Basket Weaving Workshop, a one-day workshop, will teach participants how to create a Williamsburg-style basket. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will be held at Edisto Discovery Park, located at 1914 Wiley Dr., and the cost of $65 includes all supplies and tools to complete the project. The deadline to register is Saturday, July 12.

All registration can be done online at, at the Art Center or by calling Brenda Oliver at 803-545-3093.

For more information, please contact Brenda Oliver, cultural arts specialist, at 803-545-3093 or [email protected].