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Education & Training

Artists and artisans are insatiably curious and always interested in learning new techniques and media. Several types of classes are usually held throughout the year, and are always lots of FUN!
The following are selected links to Education & Training events, organizations, and resources for those interested in the Creative Arts:

Lake Marion Artisans - Art Education & Training Classes
  • Lake Marion Artisans Gallery is currently reviewing classes that will begin in the Fall. If you wish to request a specific type of class, please send your request or suggestion to lakemarionartisans3@gmail.com
South Carolina Education & Training Resources
Other Art Education & Training Resources
  • Academic Earth - Founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education.
  • Art Education Partnership - A national organization dedicated to advancing the arts in education through research, policy, and practice.
  • College Open Arts Textbooks - Providing free and 'open' textbooks to more than 2000 community colleges.
  • COSI Open Solutions & the Creative Arts - Information and links to free and open source solutions (FOSS) for the creative arts.
  • CreativeLive - Offering over 1,500 free curated art classes to the global community.
  • edX Online Courses - Major universities partnering to provide free high-quality education for everyone, everywhere.
  • Europeana - Providing open access to digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections.
  • Khan Academy - Free, online Art History education & training courses and videos.
  • National Art Education Association - The leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators in the U.S.

* Also check out some of the many free, online art courses offered on YouTube


If you would like to suggest new material or links to be added to this web site, please email lakemarionartisans3@gmail.com

edX for Artists - and Everyone Else.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)


  • Federal funding for the Arts & Humanities rolls in around $250 million a year, while the National Science Foundation is funded around the $5 billion mark.
  • Students who study Art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.



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