Art Venues 

The Department of Art is experiencing a lot of changes with a recent move to the Smith-Williams Art Studios and Martens Center, and the opening of a new Art Museum on campus.

Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

The Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art is now the permanent home for art donated to the college by Dr. Bill Mason, a member of the Class of 1957, and Bob Scharfenstein, both of Birmingham, Ala. In addition to the permanent collection, student, faculty, and visiting shows are presented throughout the year.

Phone: 706-894-4201
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567 Georgia St.
Demorest, Ga 30535

Smith-Williams Art Studios


The Smith-Williams Art Studios are housed in a modern, three-story building that provides more than 26,000 square feet of instruction space for all of the college’s art classes. The building has studios for painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and graphic design. The Art Studios opened in Fall 2012 semester.

Martens Center


The Martens Center houses the Art Department faculty offices.

568 Laurel Avenue
Demorest, Ga 30535

Anagama Kiln

The art department added a ceramic kiln in 2009 that is based on an 800-year-old Japanese tradition. The anagama kiln, which was developed in the Echizen region of Japan, was built with the help of Juroemon Fujita, a ninth-generation Echizen potter. The kiln is fired to extreme temperatures in excess of 2,300 degrees to produce glazeless ceramic ware of uncommon beauty.

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