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About Art Education at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art offers quarterly studio art classes and workshops for youth, teens, and adults in all skills levels in a variety of different art media, including ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, painting, sculpture, and much more! New classes, interdisciplinary workshops, and visiting artists always add to the range of learning possibilities in the studios.

As the region’s oldest independent nonprofit art school, the Institute remains a vital resource for visual arts education and appreciation throughout the region and beyond. The Institute’s preeminent programming offers opportunities for community members of all ages and backgrounds to participate in visual arts on a continual basis. GHIA always strives to maintain the highest standards of educational excellence. Our goal is to foster your creativity, enhance your visual awareness, and improve your technical skills in your chosen medium. Classes are intentionally small in size, to ensure that each student receives ample individual attention.

There are so many ways to enjoy the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art and our campus, so whether you are a beginning student, a serious amateur, or a returning artist, we invite you to enroll.

Art Education is the heart of the Institute. GHIA invests over half of its operating resources directly in arts education for children and adults. Our education initiatives include:

  • Studio Art Classes and Workshops for Youth and Adults
  • Professional Learning for Georgia and South Carolina Visual Arts Educators
  • In-school and After School Art Education Outreach Programming
  • Family Programming
  • Outreach and Engagement of Underserved and Diverse Populations
  • Extensive Educational Tour Programming for all ages
  • Exhibition collaborations with higher education institutions and secondary schools
  • Partnerships with area arts and cultural groups and much more!