All of our classes are taught by community artists and are offered at competitive prices. We offer private lessons, classes and workshops. Our list of current classes and upcoming showcases are listed below.
Be sure to check back here often as classes afnd events are continuously added. If you are interested in teaching a class, contact us and we’ll help you get your class off the ground!
For more information on any class listed below, be sure to check the description first for instructor contact information, as they handle all class details including scheduling, pricing, and supply lists.
The Office of Cultural Affairs DOES NOT handle registration for classes.
Carolina Shag Lessons
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., 2022 | Beginner Class
Thursdays at 7:15 p.m., 2022 | Beginner II Class
$10/person/session (Beginner II class only)
No pre-registration necessary | Pay on first day of class
***NO CLASSES IN MAY 2022***
Learn your state dance from Professional Shaggers, members of the Greenville Area Shaggers Hall of Fame and the SC Shaggers Hall of Fame, Jeff and Dede Ward!
You do not have to have a partner to learn how to shag. Classes are 4-week sessions starting the first Thursday of each month.
In the beginner classes, learn the basic step, female turn, male turn and the shag start. In Beginner II classes, learn classic Carolina Shag steps including the bellyroll, hip step, boogie walk, pivot, trail, sugarfoot, basic variations, and many more.
Soap Carving Class
First Saturdays of each month, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$5 | Call 864.716.0046 to Register
The Piedmont Wood Carvers Club is offering Soap Carving Classes for ages 5 years and up (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). The class will be 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month starting June 2021 at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The cost is $5 for supplies.
Interested students must pre-register and pay. To sign up, contact Gay Greer at (864) 716-0046.
Details | Gay Greer | p. 864.716.0046
Ages: High School to Adult
$180 for all three
*Early Bird Deals: Sign up by May 1st
– $60/Workshop (Save $5)
– $150 for all three workshops (Save $45)
Email to register
Join us for three, unique weekend workshops where participants will learn to perform show-stopper Broadway classics: “I Hope I get it”, “America” and “When You’re an Adams”.
Show-Stopper Workshops will dive deep into dance technique behind the choreography of each number, while additionally exploring ensemble storytelling and authentic characterization. For those who desire to sing and dance, opportunity will be given to learn vocal parts as well as choreography. Singing is encouraged but not required.
An optional showcase will be presented after all workshops have been held. (Date/Time TBD)
See details for each workshop below, and email [email protected] to receive a registration form!
Taylor Studios Presents: “I Hope I Get It”- A Chorus Line, Dance/Performance Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, 2-5pm
Featured Dance Techniques: Jazz Technique, Ballet Technique, Horton Technique
Taylor Studio’s Presents: “America” – A West Side Story Dance/Performance Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, 2-5pm
Featured Dance Techniques: Jazz Technique, Ballet Technique, Latin/Ballroom
Taylor Studio’s Presents: “When You’re an Addams” – A The Addam’s Family- Dance/Performance Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26th 2-5pm
Featured Dance Techniques: Physical Comedy/Clowning, Jazz Technique, Body Architecture and Tableau
Please Note: Students will need to bring a bag lunch each day, notebook, and pen or pencil. The camp will take place in the theatre space.
Students will work on character creation, writing and performing monologues, choreography routines, and music. This camp will end with a Friday performance for parents and loved ones.
Please email Tim St. Clair ([email protected]) with any further questions.
Registration: To register, please send Tim an email with your contact information, guardian name, and name of student. Payments can be made with a credit card, check, or money order. Online payments can also be made through Venmo to @TimStClair2. Checks and money orders can be made out to Tim St. Clair II and sent to the following address:
Tim St. Clair II
c/o Office of Cultural Affairs
PO Box 249
Mauldin, SC 29662
Payments must be made in advance. Payments must be received to reserve a spot in the class. If you are sending a check or money order by mail, please email Tim that you have done so.
Looking to try your hand at graphite, ink, acrylic, oils, pastel, or watercolor? Join one of The Art Haven’s classes. They offer classes for children (grades 1-5), teens and adults that can be customized to fit your schedule. Each class will focus on a different medium and technique based on various styles of art. The class sizes are small, with interactive instruction that provides individual attention to each student. Whether you are a novice or an advanced artist, The Art Haven will create an environment in which you can grow in your creativity and artistic pursuits. The Art Haven is a family-owned business providing experienced art classes for the Greater Greenville community since 1996. Owners Susan Wilson and daughter Michelle Hyer have a wealth of expertise and a true passion for the arts.
Get creative with The Art Haven’s pottery lessons. They offer classes for children (grades 1-5), teens and adults that can be customized to fit your schedule. The class sizes are small, with interactive instruction that provides individual attention to each student. Whether you are a novice or an advanced artist, The Art Haven will create an environment in which you can grow in your creativity and artistic pursuits. The Art Haven is a family-owned business providing experienced art classes for the Greater Greenville community since 1996. Owners Susan Wilson and daughter Michelle Hyer have a wealth of expertise and a true passion for the arts.
Tuesdays for 3rd-6th Grades | 4 – 5 p.m. | Registration Coming Soon
Thursdays for 7th-12th Grades | 4 – 5:30 p.m. | Registration Coming Soon
$30/Session per student
Theatre director Tim St. Clair, II will teach two levels of regular theatre classes: one every Tuesday from 4 – 5 p.m. for 3rd-6th grades, and one every Thursday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. for 7th-12th grades. Acting, singing, dancing – we will be covering it all!
Tim started the Mauldin Youth Theatre program in 2017 and has been directing sold-out shows at the Cultural Center ever since. He has worked in local theatres across the Upstate since 2010. Tim has also put the spotlight on Upstate artists on his YouTube channel with Upstate Sings!, a group dedicated to bringing performers together with digital musical performances.
Tim St. Clair, II | [email protected] | p. 864.404.3290
Year-round, hours vary
Taught by Brandon Dyke, the Mauldin Cultural Center hosts a wide range of classes, including guitar ensemble, rock improvising, and music theory. You can also bring a friend or family member and take paired guitar lessons, which continue to offer more individualized attention than a larger class would, but can add extra fun and motivation as you learn along with someone else. Brandon offers both group and private lessons.
Weekly carve-in | Wednesdays, year-round | 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Monthly Members Business Meeting | 3rd Saturday
The Piedmont Wood Carvers Club hosts a carve-in every Wednesday evening, 2 – 8 p.m. This unstructured carving session does not require a membership. They also host a monthly Members Business Meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Throughout the year, they host workshops and special classes ranging from intaglio relief to pyrography. Stay tuned to their schedule for upcoming workshops.