The Southport Center is located at the mouth of the Cape Fear, midway between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC, in scenic Southport, NC. It features studio-based courses and workshops in the arts and crafts for life-long learners. Here, makers of all skill levels can experience the pure joy of creative development amid the fellowship of productive peers. The Southport Center offers programs in pottery, drawing/painting, printmaking, photography, silversmithing/jewelry, sewing/quilting/textile arts and more. Music performance, songwriting and creative writing round out our opportunities in the arts. Complementing our studio series, Southport also has classroom space reserved for topics of broader community interest, and is home to a thriving community garden. To learn more about specific courses, dates and times, please see our online catalogue CHOICES.
Our arts and crafts faculty are experienced teachers as well as professional artists/craftsmen. Their expertise supports a workspace for continuous learning and collaboration. Visiting masters provide additional workshops on specialty techniques to keep each craft fresh and evolving.
If you have a suggestion for a master workshop or additional programming in the arts and crafts, please let us know.