Attention poetry slammers, cartoonists, digital artists, quilters, and self-taught artists: Get Your Art Out offers free, helpful workshops.
Get Your Art Out is an initiative to help new and emerging artists. That means it’s a support program for visual artists of all forms beyond painting, for writers of all types, and for all artists who want to be prepared to share their artforms in the classroom. Get Your Art Out is an outreach to mentor artists in Beaufort County who are exploring their media, style, and approach, such as the plumber who wants to be an illustrator, the administrative assistant who wants to sculpt, students who are figuring out their artforms, and artists who want to present residencies in the schools. Get Your Art Out is offered with support from the Coastal Community Foundation’s Expansion Arts Program. Iodine Literary Projects is helping with the Writers Track. The Teaching Artist Institute is offered by the Arts Council of Beaufort County, the Beaufort County School District, and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, which are Kennedy Center Partners in Education. If you are interested in reserving a seat in any workshop, or have any questions, call Colleen at 379-ARTS, and visit for a preview. Subscribing to the Arts Council’s e-newsletter will help you keep informed. The Arts Council of Beaufort County is a not-for-profit service organization nurturing the arts here and now.

The Teaching Artist Institute. Free.
Saturday February 2, 2-5pm, at ACBC, 1111 Boundary Street in uptown Beaufort.
Introduction to Becoming an Arts-in-Education Residency Artist & Working as an Artist-in-Residence: What is Your Role? presented by ACBC Staff & Melba Cooper, Beaufort County School District Teaching Artist.

Saturday February 16th, 2-5pm, at ACBC
Working as an Artist in Residence: Rewards & Challenges presented by Kim Keats, Beaufort County School District Teaching Artist.

Saturday March 1, 2-5pm, at ACBC
Ins and Outs of the SC Arts Commission Artist Roster Application presented by JW Rone, ACBC Executive Director and Beaufort County School District Teaching Artist, and ACBC staff.

Thursday May 15th & Friday May 16th, 8:30am-5pm, at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head.
Kennedy Center Partners in Education Seminar – Artists as Educators: Planning Effective Residencies for Students, presented by Sean Layne, Kennedy Center Trainer.
* To participate in this session you must attend at least two of the previous sesion and also the Saturday May 31st session.

Saturday May 31st, 2-5pm, ACBC
Preparing & Completing Your Lesson Plans presented by Lisa Annelouise Rentz, Beaufort County School District Teaching Artist.

Get Your Art Out Visual Artists Track. Free.
Friday, February 22nd, 6-8pm, ACBC
Developing Your Artist Portfolio: Matting & Framing presented by artist Hank Herring.
Wednesday, March 12th, 6-8pm, ACBC
Developing Your Artist Portfolio: Digital Photography
presented by photographer M.A. Mueller & Deanna Bowdish.
Wednesday March 26th, 6-8pm, ACBC
Developing Your Artist Portfolio: Artist Statement
Deanna Bowdish & Lisa Annelouise Rentz
Every 2nd Monday beginning February 11th – “Critique Drop In”
6 – 8pm, ACBC; Facilitated by Deanna Bowdish.
Share your work with other new & emerging artists, and established artists; learn to give and receive positive criticism.

Get Your Art Out Writers Track. Free.
Wednesday, March 19th, 6-8pm, ACBC
Tools for the Emerging Writer, with author Carl T. Smith
In the beginning, what it takes, tools & resources.

Saturday, April 12th, 2-4pm, ACBC
Spoken Word Workshop with Lashanta Ase’ and Gail Westerfield
Skills for poets and performers, booksignings and readings.

Wednesday, April 16th, 6-8pm, ACBC
Editing Techniques with Sally Drumm and Lisa Annelouise Rentz.
How to make your work publishing-ready, cover letters and summaries.

Wednesday, April 30th, 6-8pm, ACBC
Your Marketing Plan with Will Balk & Jim Jordan.
What’s happening online, the logistics of book tours & signings, promoting your self-published book.

And finally, February 15th is the next deadline to apply for a community arts grant. Find out more by calling 379-ARTS.