Cessation of Regular Art Classes & Workshops at the Elliott Museum

The Elliott Museum has offered regular art classes and workshops for nearly two decades.  This year, in 2019, we are going through a restructuring and it has been decided that a better use of the art studio would be to change it to an exhibit space.  With mixed feelings, we announce the cessation of regular art classes and workshops at the Elliott Museum.  This will also be our final season of the Summer Art Camp program.

The studio space will still be available for rent for parties, meetings, and special events.  Please visit our Facilities Rentals page.

From Historical Society of Martin County’s President & CEO, Rob Steele:

The Historical Society of Martin County will certainly continue our decades-long commitment to the enjoyment of visual arts in our venues.  The path we travel to support visual arts will be winding, widening, narrowing, and hopefully careening as we discover new ways to challenge our audiences and participants.  In the near term, we will be focusing more on engagement than education so that we can use our limited resources to touch as many people as we are able. Exhibit settings afford us the opportunity to reach hundreds or even thousands of art lovers, while our potential census is very limited in a classroom setting.  We are deeply appreciative of all of the efforts of the art instructors who have shared their talents at the Elliott Museum and it is our sincere hope that they will continue to be a part of our journey. – April, 2019