122 Laurens street, sW, aiken, sC 29801 | 803-641-9094   
Aiken Center for the Arts


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Register Today for Summer Art Camp
Registration begins for Summer Art Camp. This summer we are Running Wild With Creativity at the Aiken Center for the Arts Summer camps for Ages 4-6 years, Rising 1st through 4th Grade and Middle School Studios for students in 5th Grade and Up. 

Campers 4-6 Years will explore animals from around the world with art projects specifically designed for those who are not attending 1st grade this fall. Each week campers get to experience a wide variety of artistic styles and media. The art projects in these morning-only camps are divided by animal habitats, so no two weeks are the same!

 

Rising 1st-4th Graders will create art projects that feature a different animal habitat each week:  Oceans & Beaches, Polar Regions, Savannahs and Grasslands, Deserts, and Jungles and Rainforests. Campers will work with a variety of media each week and may choose from half-day or full-day camps. 

 

Middle School Studio offer campers in 5th Grade and Up the opportunity to sharpen their skills in the medium of their choice.  Studios include Clay, Painting, Manga, Creating Cartoon Stories, Yard Art, and Repurposed Art.  Each week one studio is offered in the morning and a different one in the afternoon. Students may register for one studio (half day) or for two studios and stay all day.  All levels are welcome in all studios.

Prices are $140 for a week of half days (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) and $265 for a week of whole days (9am-4pm). All art supplies are provided. Campers bring snacks and lunch.

Summer Camps are weeks of June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22 and July 25-29. Camps run half days for ages 4-6 years old and half and whole day for rising 1st graders and up. Come join us for 5 weeks of fun and creativity!

 

May 3, Tues, 7:00pm - Aiken Youth Orchestras Concert


The Aiken Youth Orchestras, under the direction of Angela Shaw, close their spring semester with a performance at the Aiken Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 3.  The concert begins at 7:00pm and is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required.  The program includes La Marmotte and Lullaby to the Moon for the String Ensemble, Saturday Night Waltz from Aaron Copeland’s “Rodeo” and Debussey’s Claire de Lune for the full orchestra, and several pieces for the combined orchestras. The performance will be the final one for graduating seniors Bridget Avent, Anna liese Bassett, Gabrielle Lee, and Hanna McFall. 

 

 

Arts Center 122 laurens Street Aiken

Founded in 1972 by artists Pat Koelker and Nancy Wilds, Rose Hill Arts Center became a place for aspiring artists to create, to teach and learn. It was originally located at the Rose Hill Estate on Barnwell Avenue and soon became a haven for a variety of artistic disciplines. In 1993, the Center's current home at 122 Laurens Street became available, and Rose Hill evolved into Aiken Center for the Arts. The name was chosen due to the Center's central location in the downtown area.

Today, the Aiken Center for the Arts offers a multitude of outreach and awareness programs including opportunities for children and adults; juried shows and competitions, lectures and instruction, and a variety of concert events; music, dance, film, and other performing arts; as well as a Gallery Store where local artisans offer their original works for sale. Year-round exhibits feature artists from around the world, with an emphasis on local and regional talent of the South.

The mission of Aiken Center for the Arts is to inspire and educate by providing unique visual and performing art experiences for all ages.     

 

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