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Housed at the College’s Swain Center, the Heritage Arts program offers ceramics, digital photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, weaving classes, and a variety of other classes focusing on heritage arts, crafts, and artistic process. The program frequently works with community partners to offer opportunities to experience the arts or assist in delivering art-based content.


Our classes are centered on process based learning and the sharing of creative ideas.  Anyone over 16 years of age may enroll in our classes year-round, while under 16 may enroll during the summer semester. The Heritage Arts program offers a Master Potter Certificate. For more information, visit the Master Potter Certificate page.

Current listing of Heritage Arts classes

Current listing of Personal Enrichment classes

Current listing of Summer Camps

Visiting Artist

Each year, the program hosts several visiting artists. These workshops and demonstrations provide an opportunity for our students and community members to network, learn, and spend time with accomplished artists. These events are free and open to the public. Please check the College calendar for all upcoming events.
Previous Visiting Artists include:

A pair of hands molding a clay pot
Brant Barnes Zan Barnes
Gordon Batten Brian Beam
Mindy Brown Fong Choo
Steve Cunningham Karen Newgard
Bruce Johnson Robert Milnes
Mark  Skudlark Amelia Stamps
Tim Winchester  
The program also serves as a community art space. We annually host a summer and holiday craft festival.
More information and vendor applications can be found on the Heritage Arts Festival page.

For more information about the Heritage Arts program, SCC Swain Center, and our programs, please contact Jeff Marley (828.339.2005 or
Heritage Arts Facebook Page
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60 Almond School Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
Fax: 828.366.2008

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