Are you looking for a way to destress after a long work day? Do you like being creative? All over York County they offer art classes that range in different mediums such as pottery class, oil painting, and many more. Studies show that there are multiple benefits of art, and in turn it can lead to a reduce in stress. Here are a list of art classes in York County that are sure to get you in the creative spirit.

Take a Pottery Class:

Pottery Class at Olive’s Mud Puddle:

Like getting your hands dirty? A pottery class would be a perfect fit. Located on Main Street in Fort Mill. Olives Mud Puddle offers a wide range of pottery classes that could suit any schedule. Classes range from making your own mug, and free clay day. They also host regular paint nights as well. The prices of the classes are also very reasonable and can fit into any budget. Click here to follow along with their events.

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Rock Hill Pottery Center: 

Rock Hill Pottery Center in the Gettys Center is anything and everything pottery. This downtown Rock Hill shop will give you an intimate and hands on experience. They’ll help you through every step of the process, until you’re an expert! They offer classes every month. Call the store at (803) 627-6456 for exact dates to get signed up.

Get dirty with Nailedit DIY:

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Want to become better at painting on wood? Want to learn the newest wood painting trends? The open studio at Nailedit DIY in Rock Hill and Fort Mill will teach you just that. At Nailedit DIY they offer the freedom to walk in and create anything your heart desires. They are open both night and day making it easy to join in on the fun. They are located in both downtown Rock Hill and Fort Mill making it convenient for anyone to join. These are great for team building exercises at work or a girls night too!

Find your inner artist:

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Arts Council of York County: 

The Arts Council of York County opens their doors tor a wide variety of art mediums throughout the year, giving you a chance to explore new avenues of expressions. Want to learn more about watercolors? Want to be educated in classical art and architecture? You can do it all with the Arts Council. They have a full list of their classes for the year, here. 

The Friday Arts Project: 

The Friday Arts Projects holds regular sessions for those who have some experience with art. Whether it’s live drawing sessions, poetry readings, or painting, they hold it all across town. You can follow along with their events, here.

Oil Painting Workshop at Gallery 120:

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Want to learn about the beginning stages of how to paint on canvas? Want to be led by a local artist? The oil painting workshop would be right up your alley. Located at Gallery 120 in Clover, this class teaches the basic techniques and layouts used with canvas. The workshop will take place over 4-weeks and will occur on Tuesday evenings in March. The class is led by local artist Maria Tomá. How cool is that?

Paint and Sip:

Don’t miss your chance to get together with your girlfriends and paint the town red! Well, maybe just the canvas red. Carolina Creative Expressions in Rock Hill is the perfect “Paint and Sip” location for your next event. Paint a masterpiece you’ll be proud to hang in your home! Click here to book a class!

Get the kids involved:

Getting involved with the arts isn’t just for the adults. Want to get the kids involved? Here are two places in York County that are perfect for kids.

Small Hands Big Art

This brand new Fort Mill studio is a creative haven for kids. Sign up for classes or camps and get your children involved in the creative process. Classes are for preschool age kids, and elementary age kids. Located in Fort Mill this provides a perfect opportunity for kids to get involved. Click here to see their class schedule. 

Kid Create Studio

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Want your kids to get their hands messy, but not at your house? Take them to Kidcreate Art Studio in Rock Hill. They have a wide variety of classes and dates to help you get time to yourself.