Blair Center for the Arts

Blair Center for the Arts


Yesterday's snow flurries required our class to 'pivot' and work inside for our session on Composition. It was a WIN for our group members who were able to attend. A true 'play and create' atmosphere. Thank you Blair Center for the Arts for sharing your wonderful studio with us!! Look at the beautiful images these ladies created!
Students in our Stroke Of Genius class create their own board games.
Students in our Stroke Of Genius create their own board games!
Fall Adult Abstract Art Class...
Just attended my first session and wow, this class just flew by. What a wonderful and talented instructor Sarra is. Can’t believe we will create multiple pieces of abstract art in the coming weeks. Here is the beginnings of my first piece. I love that we will learn different techniques each time. This being my first in-class course since Covid, I have to say I felt totally safe- you guys are doing all the right things.
Anyone out there that is looking for something creative and fun to do in a safe environment should definitely check this out!
So impressed by our students every week with their talent and skills! We specialize in small classes and private lessons!
Abstract Art class and Youth Paint Pouring Class today, my classes had so much fun painting abstract oysters. My youth class loved playing with pouring mediums and paint pigments!

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Sarra Hochberg, Artist
Looks like a wonderful place! Wish you could have done some of these classes in Blair!
We are so grateful to be hosting our “Being Aware: How to Talk to Kids” Event at the Blair Center for the Arts! BCA’s mission is to enhance creativity in people of all ages and experience levels. The center is located at 1125 Bowman Road in Mount Pleasant. We hope to see you there at 3:00pm on March 1st!
I've moved to Charleston and I'm looking for a clay studio, kiln access, etc
Can you help?
We are so excited to announce our first Panelist for the Being Aware Series on March 1st from 3 pm - 4:30 pm at the Blair Center for the Arts in Mount Pleasant. Meet Aly Murphy of Murphy's Manners!

Aly received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina and holds Certifications in Professional Etiquette and Advanced Behavior Analysis from the The Charleston School of Protocol and the Nonverbal Group in Manhattan. Her workshops are heavily based on social psychology and neuroscience helping bridge the gap between the rules of etiquette and the principles they are founded on.

Aly will be hosting a FREE mindfulness class for children during our event, where they will learn about the basic principles of good manners and mindful behavior with hands on and interactive games and crafts.
Zentangle. So fun. Thanks Wendy
For the past year, I have belonged to a critique group at CAMP for the authors of children’s books. Kathleen Fox is our leader and her knowledge of writing and the publishing industry is amazing. Being a part of the group has been stimulating, educational and great fun. I always look forward to our meetings and seeing the latest drawings by the young illustrators Kathleen teaches before our group meets. CAMP is an excellent resource for artists and writers to learn more about their craft and offers an array of wonderful courses for both children and adults.

Blair Center for the Arts (formerly Creative Arts of Mount Pleasant) offers classes, workshops, open studios and camps for children, teens, and adults.

Art classes and workshops for adults, teens, and children. Writing workshops. Creativity classes. Pottery. Printmaking. Sculpture. Digital Arts. Photography. Textile Art. Kids camps. After-school programs. Home-schooling classes. Mixed-Media. Painting. Drawing. Poetry. And much more.

Operating as usual

CAMP AM - DYEING to MAKE ART- July- Ages 5-7 and 8-10 02/26/2022

CAMP AM - DYEING to MAKE ART- July- Ages 5-7 and 8-10

Summer Camps are filling up fast- we added this fun one- a great example of EDUTAINMENT!

Dyeing to Make Art taught by Lynne Milner of Beaufort and Madrid. It’s in July and you can register here:

CAMP AM - DYEING to MAKE ART- July- Ages 5-7 and 8-10 July 25-29 (Mon - Fri) | 9 am - 12:00 pm | STUDIO 3 Ages 5-7 July 25-29 (Mon - Fri) | 1:00 am - 4:00 pm | STUDIO 3 Ages 8-10 Sessions will investigate the history of batik and other dye methods around the world through the history, participants will learn how the resist/dyeing techniques are done in...


We are seeking more teachers! We are growing and need good artists who can teach their craft to children and adults. You’ll have flexibility in curriculum, age, days, and times. We also need Summer Camp teachers. Call us or DM us today and share this opportunity with someone you know. Thank You!

Dru and Silvia tell us about Blair Center for the Arts . A great art community - 02/17/2022

Dru and Silvia tell us about Blair Center for the Arts . A great art community -

We had a nice chat on our Instagram if you missed us - here is the link!

@drublair @silviabelviso @kristybedwards

Dru and Silvia tell us about Blair Center for the Arts . A great art community -


Join us today over on our Instagram Account: @blaircenterforthearts at 2 to talk art and art education! Dru and Silvia will be telling us more about what they do.


Join us at 2 tomorrow, Thursday, February 17th, on Instagram:

For a chat about our schoool, courses, and camps! These two- we are so lucky to have their skills in art and teaching, It isn’t always that fine arts and fine teaching intersect- this is exactly what makes so special.

See you tomorrow!


Acrylic Painting for Adults- beginners - mornings and evenings. tells you more info

Starts soon! There’s still room!

Morning classes here:

Evening classes here:


This Camp is very popular. Here’s the direct link:

And there is more info online under Summer Camps!


SUMMER CAMPS ARE HERE!!!! under Summer Camps Tab on homepage. More coming as soon as we finalize the details so check the page often. Register online via our secure registry. Camps fill up fast so don’t delay.


Summer Camps up online! Adding new options along the way! under Summer Camps tab



Marie Johnson has been bringing art to the very smallest of our Blair Center clientele. We begin offering our art classes to children as young as 3.5 and that is possible because we have Marie’s special teaching skills to offer. As most of you know, teaching complex ideas and mediums to children requires a deft hand and an attentive patient personality. Marie has a certain magic in her classroom where she engages the kids naturally and at their level while bringing concepts and learning in sideways. Just standing in the doorway watching brings me joy- the children are having so much fun handling paint on canvases leaning on table easels, handling brushes usually handled by much bigger hands and older people. They are focused and happy and maybe a handful of glitter gets tossed in the mix to give snow a certain quality otherwise impossible to get the effect of- it is a happy sight.

It was After 25 years of teaching early- and elementary-age children, that Marie combined her art history education and love of helping children learn with a desire to manage her own business. In 2009, Marie launched her visual arts curriculum in Central New Jersey area elementary schools and preschools with great success. Her visual art program is now taught in over 20 schools in Central New Jersey and continues to grow, reaching hundreds of more children. The unique curriculum uses creative teaching methodologies to help children improve their fine motor skills and develop their problem-solving abilities. In doing so, they learn the underlying concepts of art in ways that will help them see their world through different eyes — all the while having fun. Marie now lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband and is thrilled to be teaching at the Blair Center.

It’s not easy to find a teacher with the skill, soft voice, and the gentle patience inviting kids to try things- we have her here and she is available to your children. She teaches several classes which can be seen here on our website: under youth classes.

@Blaircenter | Linktree 01/27/2022

@Blaircenter | Linktree

Here are links to many of our new classes

@Blaircenter | Linktree Linktree. Make your link do more.

Photos from The Little Sensory Co Ltd's post 01/22/2022

Photos from The Little Sensory Co Ltd's post


New Class offering! Share with your friends! Starts February 8th.

Palette knife painting is a great intro to painting -it doesn’t really employ drawing skills and you are free to express yourself with the luscious texture of paint. What a great way to connect with friends and unwind after work.


Hi Friends - there is time and room to enroll your kids in these delightful classes - call us and speak to Kristy Edwards or Go to for info and registration


Drawing And Colors For Children: Ages 9-12
Tuesdays | 5:00-6:00 PM | 6 Weeks
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22
$175 | All Supplies Included

Sign your child up for this ’entry level get them excited about art’ (although kids are pretty much wired to love art) fun course taught by our own fearless and inspiring leader: Dru Blair. There is still time to jump in- 6 weeks gets you nearly through the blah winter. Check out our website for more info

Silvia Belviso Dru Blair


Still time to find a great class to enjoy- kids and adults


Join me- Kristy Edwards- LIVE over in our Instagram account and we’ll hear Joan’s POV about teaching Art


Hi Friends!

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be spotlighting our gifted and devoted teachers, all of whom are practicing artists. Each teacher brings a unique perspective and gift to our school and our community .

This week, I’d like you to meet


Kevin teaches at the Citadel and also brings us his expertise and clear direct method of teaching . He teaches photography and photoshop here at The Blair Center. Please see our website for his classes and sessions.

Kevin is a photography specialist with a diverse background in the photographic industry. He received his Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA, in 2014. Kevin earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Watkins College of Art, Nashville, TN, in 2012. Kevin has worked with nearly every form of photography in his career, from alternative processes to the latest digital technology.

Digital photography and technology indeed are the future - increasing the skills of our children and adults will enhance creativity and give them a skillset that will be useful in areas such as social media and marketing. Nearly every organization has an online presence and these skills are very useful and relevant.

Call the center for more information.

Kristy Edwards
Assistant Director
Blair Center for the Arts

Photos from Blair Center for the Arts's post 12/07/2021

Big Art for Blooming Artists with Marie Johnson on Tuesdays ages 3 1/2 to 6 - adorables make adorable art. Today is the last class before Christmas but check our website for next session

Timeline photos 12/03/2021

Tomorrow December 4 from 10 am until 4 pm come to the pop Up Art show here at the school- here’s the flyer and information- some unique and wonderful art from local artists-

Our school can be rented for your art event- contact Assistant Director, Kristy Edwards for more information

Art School in Mount Pleasant, SC | Home 12/02/2021

Art School in Mount Pleasant, SC | Home

We have a new and improved website! Take a look- call the school if there are any questions and our new Assistant Director, Kristy Edwards can help. If you don't see what you need or want, call and we can possibly create a class or lesson that will meet those needs.

We are all dedicated to helping our community- children and adults- learn more about themselves and each other through the creation of art; the creative spirit that resides in each human being.

Many of our offerings can be virtual as well.

Practicing a creative outlet makes the long winter evenings so much more fun.

Art School in Mount Pleasant, SC | Home Discover your inner artist at our art school near me! We offer several art classes, from photography to oil painting and acrylics. Start your journey today.

Photos from Blair Center for the Arts's post 11/30/2021

David Wagner produced a great informational promotion piece about photorealism titled ”Under Pressure- Painting with Air -A survey of Contemporary Airbrush Realism. This piece features some of the best air brush artists out there. Dru Blair and Silvia Belviso Blair are included in this elite group and Dru’s “Floyd” is on its cover. “White Shark” by Silvia is on the back cover and there is a nice section describing their dedication and work as both teachers and artists . I’m happy to share this with our community because it’s likely you won’t know of it from either of them since their humility prevents them from a lot of self talk!

This piece is a circular meant for art centers and museums to consider for a show. As former Curator of Art at the MAS in Macon, Ga- I handled these informative packets often. More info can be found at

I have yet to meet anyone who isn’t enthralled with the magic of photorealism- and we have two greats right here at Blair Center!

Follow our page for more about photorealism and art. We have such a wide range of talented devoted artists who can both create AND teach you and or your children.

It’s good to be at The Blair Center for the Arts!

My best,
Kristy Edwards
Assistant Director


Sadly, 2 students were missing from our final night of Acrylic 101 class but overall, I’d say it was a HUGE success 😍 I just have the most talented students!! Make sure to check out my website for info on the next 5 week session that begins Oct 14th at Blair Center for the Arts 👩🏼‍🎨 P.S. tune in tonight to see who the lucky winner of a free mini marsh scene is from my fun week at Edisto Beach State Park.


for our classes and more!
We are so excited! See you Monday! 😀😀🎉

Our Story

Art classes and workshops for adults, teens, and children. Writing workshops. Creativity classes. Pottery. Printmaking. Sculpture. Digital Arts. Photography. Airbrush. Watercolor. Acrylic, Oil, Textile Art. Kids camps. After-school programs. Home-schooling classes. Mixed-Media. Painting. Drawing. Poetry... and much more. Come create with us!

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Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Clay, Comics, Air Brushing, Creative Writing, Homeschool classes, Sculpture, Digital Arts, and Creativity classes.




1125 Bowman Road Suite #100
Mount Pleasant, SC

General information

Art, Writing, Painting, Drawing, Cartooning, Sculpture, Homeschool, Jewelry Making, Fiber Arts, Paper Arts, Mixed Media, Creativity Classes, Art for Late Bloomers, Portrait Drawing.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm

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