Founded in 1937 and housed in Ware's Folly (ca. 1818) and the Walker-Mackenzie Studio (ca. 1907), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art serves as the Central Savannah River Area's only independent non-profit visual art school and gallery. The Institute is proud to offer visual art education opportunities for students of all ages and interests. Quarterly studio classes and workshops are available in a wide range of media, from drawing and painting to photography, weaving, clay, and sculpture.
The Gertrude Herbert also takes arts education "on the road" through extensive outreach programming. Our award-winning after-school ArtVentures program provides visual art instruction to more than 3,000 elementary school students annually. Since 1993 we’ve provided an Artist-in-Residence for students at a Richmond County elementary school, currently Glenn Hills Elementary.
In addition, the Gertrude Herbert serves as a showcase for local and regional artists, hosting at least six major exhibits of contemporary art in its Main Gallery each year. Rotating student exhibits feature works by school children from all over the Augusta area. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and Saturday by appointment only (24 hours advance notice requested). Admission is free; donations are encouraged.
For more information on the Gertrude Herbert and its programming, please visit the remaining pages of our website, contact us at (706) 722-5495, or stop by our offices at 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, Georgia.