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Sertoma Arts Center

Raleigh Arts


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Important Updates

Sertoma Arts Center has resumed normal operating hours with a reduced capacity. To adhere to reduced capacity requirements, studio use will require a reservation. Programs will run as scheduled and building entrance priority will be given to students attending class and pre-registered studio users. For assistance or questions, call ahead at 919-996-2329.


Know Before You Go

  
Sertoma Arts Center will be following additional safety precautions to ensure everyone has an exceptional experience. Please review the following information to learn more about what we’re doing to maintain a healthy environment and what you need to know before you register for one of our programs.

Additional Safety Measures

  • Increased cleaning of studio tables and chairs, restrooms, high-touch areas like door handles and shared equipment.  
  • Scheduled breaks between programs and studio use will allow for staff to clean and sanitize.
  • Reminders to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. 
  • Reminders to wash hands with soap and water upon arrival and frequently while participating in a program. 
  • Guests and staff will be required to complete wellness screenings before entry into Sertoma Arts Center. A participant or employee that does not clear the screening will not be allowed to enter the building. 
  • Staff members will wear cloth face coverings when unable to maintain at least six feet distance.

Please note that these protocols may change based on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines as well as guidance from federal, state, and local public health agencies.

Before You Arrive

  • Please stay home if you are sick. 
  • Facemasks are required to participate in our programs per the Governor’s mask mandate.
  • All facilities will have reduced capacity to accommodate social distancing. 
  • Equipment, tables, and chairs will be sanitized before your program begins.
  • Reserve your space for one of our programs online at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Reservations for Pottery Open Studio Members

Please Note...
  • To serve as many studio members as possible, each member is limited to four open studio registration per week, Monday through Sunday. This amount may increase if time slots remain unused. 
  • Membership will be verified at check-in. Only qualified members with an active studio membership may access the studio.
  • If a member registers for more than two open studio times within the week, Monday through Sunday, the first two times will remain and all others for the rest of the week will be canceled. Staff will verify registrations before studio use.

When You Arrive

  • Wellness checks are required before admission. During the screening, you will be asked a few short questions and a temperature check will be performed using a touchless thermometer. If you or anyone in your household does not clear the screening, no one in the group will be allowed to enter. 
  • To keep the schedule running on time for classes and open studio, please arrive up to 10 minutes early for your scheduled studio time and 15 minutes early for your class.

 

ADA Accommodation Requests

Participants requesting ADA accommodations to participate in a program should do so at the time of registration by selecting “yes” to ADA accommodations, or at any time by contacting Inclusion Services at 919-996-2147 or via email at SRIS@raleighnc.gov. Participants may disclose a specific disability and/or medical information at the time of registration to assist program staff in best meeting the needs of the participant. Due to operational guidelines and safety measures outlined above, as related to COVID-19, Raleigh Parks may not be able to offer specific accommodations and supports to assist participants in meeting the eligibility requirements. Accommodations or supports provided will be done so during the recreation program components only. Please contact Inclusion Services directly to discuss your participant’s support needs and the available accommodations under our current operational guidelines. 


Contact

 

Sertoma Arts Center
sertomaartscenter@raleighnc.gov
919-996-2329

Julia Meder
Director
julia.meder@raleighnc.gov

Kendal Draper
Assistant Director
kendal.draper@raleighnc.gov

Address

Sertoma Arts Center
1400 Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

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About the Arts Center

Located in the heart of Shelley Lake Park, Sertoma Arts Center is a fun, creative destination for all ages, offering classes and workshops in painting, drawing, photography, pottery, performing arts, printmaking, jewelry, fibers studio, fitness and more, along with exhibitions, studio spaces, group support, and community outreach. Sertoma's outreach partners include the North Carolina Arts Council and Wake County Public School System.

Sertoma Arts Center is part of a learning community of 11 arts organizations that collaborate to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. This collective is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.


Program/Course Registration

Browse the courses currently offered by Sertoma Arts Center:

  1. Visit reclink.raleighnc.gov 
  2. Log in or create an account - if you have registered for any Raleigh Parks program or camp before, you already have an account. All studio members already have an account.  
  3. Click “Browse Programs/Camps” in the blue navigation bar.
  4. In the left column, click on “Advanced Search” then use the “Containing Keyword” field to search for classes you're interested in. Hit “Enter” or click the “Search” button. 
  5. In the right corner of the search results, use the "Location" dropdown menu to select Sertoma Arts Center (Sertoma is currently offering programs in the Art, Fitness, Nature, and Social categories).
  6. To select a course click "Show Courses" and "Add" to add the course to your "Cart"
  7. Check out using the "Cart" to reserve your space. 

Hours

Normal operating hours have resumed with a reduced capacity. In order to adhere to reduced capacity requirements, studio use will require a reservation. Programs will run as scheduled and building entrance priority will be given to students attending class and pre-registered studio users.

For assistance or questions, call ahead at 919-996-2329.

 
Monday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Wednesday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Thursday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Friday:
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday:
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday:
12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Studios

Studio Card

Sertoma Arts Center offers studio memberships to our three studios: painting, pottery and jewelry. Raleigh residents and non-residents can purchase a studio card that will allow them to work independently when classes are not in session. Participants are eligible to purchase a studio card after they have completed a qualifying class.

In order to adhere to reduced capacity requirements, studio card holders and students currently enrolled are required to make a reservation for studio use. For assistance or questions, call ahead at 919-996-2329.

Two women creating jewelry

Jewerly

Studio Features

  • Two-room work studio
  • Acetylene torch
  • Enameling kilns
  • Equipment and special classes for etching and niobium
  • Hydraulic press, roll mill, and community hand tools for jewelry making and stone setting

Patrons must complete and pass* a beginning jewelry class at Sertoma Arts Center to qualify for a studio card. Pullen jewelers must complete a studio orientation to qualify.

*Passing grade determined by the instructor.

For information about open studio times please call 919-996-2329.

Instructor and student in painting class at Sertoma Arts Center

Painting

Studio Features

  • Large open space filled with windows and natural light
  • Balcony access perfect for plein air painting
  • Tabletop and floor easels
  • Reference materials for in-house use
  • Models, stands, lighting and still-life props available

Patrons must complete any drawing or painting course at Sertoma Arts Center to qualify for a studio card.

For information about open studio times please call 919-996-2329.

    Man creating pottery piece during class at Sertoma Arts Center

    Pottery

    Open Studio Reservations

    Pottery open studio members must reserve a space online ahead of time:

    1. Visit reclink.raleighnc.gov 
    2. Log in or create an account - if you have registered for any Raleigh Parks program or camp before, you already have an account. All studio members already have an account.  
    3. Click “Browse Programs/Camps” in the blue navigation bar.
    4. In the left column, click on “Advanced Search” then type in “Pottery Open Studio” in the “Containing Keyword” box. Hit “Enter” or click the “Search” button. 
    5. “Pottery Open Studio” should appear in the search results. Make sure to select the specific open studio you plan to use, wheel, hand-building, or glaze. Click
    6. “Show Courses” and add your 2 hour time slot to reserve.

    For technical assistance, call RecLink technical support at 919-996-2153 or email.

    Studio Features

    • Spacious work studio with more than a dozen wheels
    • Separate work areas for glazing, hand-building, and wheel throwing
    • Slab roller and extruder
    • Regular firing of electric kilns, with Cone 6 oxidation electric firing the primary method. A Cone 10 gas kiln is fired approximately once a month. Works are fired in seven to 14 days
    • On-site store with a selection of tools and clay for registered students and studio card holders. All clay must be purchased from Sertoma. Glazes must be approved.
    • Glaze and two firings are included in the price for studio card holders and students

    Patrons must complete and pass* a beginning handbuilding or beginning wheel class at Sertoma Arts Center to qualify for a studio card. Two options of each beginning course are offered every session. Pullen studio members must complete a studio orientation to qualify (offered once per session).

    *To pass your beginning class and qualify for a card, you must attend the first class and the glazing class (typically around the 5th week), and you cannot miss more than two classes.


    Programs

    Sertoma Arts Center offers a wide variety of classes and workshops for families, youth, teens, adults, and seniors. Additionally, Sertoma Arts Center showcases artwork from emerging artists in three gallery spaces.

    Sertoma Arts Center Gallery Rental Space

    Gallery Exhibition Program

    Sertoma Arts Center showcases emerging artists living and/or working in and around Wake County, along with special themed exhibits such as the Sertoma Student/Instructor/Patron exhibit and Sertoma's co-sponsored artist group exhibits. Artists working in 2D and 3D are encouraged to apply. This is a family-friendly facility - please bear this in mind when submitting exhibit requests.

    • Raleigh Room The Raleigh Room gallery is our largest exhibit space, located in a multipurpose room on the main floor.
    • Hallway Space The Hallway gallery is located on the main floor and runs through the center of the facility.
    • Display Cases Glass display cases with four non-adjustable glass shelves are located on the main floor. The front desk display case offers adjustable shelves.

    2020 Gallery Exhibition Schedule

    Date Raleigh Room Hall Gallery Display Cases
    NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2020
    Sophia Lemieux and Susan Roemer  A Small Miracle / Transitions - A Day Program Tammy Kaufman
    Two girls crafting

    Sensory Friendly Creative Saturdays

    Sensory Friendly Creative Saturdays are the second Saturday of each month. This free drop-in format series allows attendees to create a masterpiece in the setting of their choosing with the help of Sertoma Arts Center staff. 

    Accessible accommodations are offered for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Sertoma Arts Center will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise-canceling headsets, and a quiet room.

    All ages and abilities welcome.

    Sensory Friendly Creative Saturdays have been canceled for the remainder of 2020. We look forward to seeing our Sensory Friendly friends in 2021.


    Rentals

    Sertoma Arts Center is currently accepting outdoor rentals for Williams Park picnic shelter only. We hope to be able to take indoor reservations in the coming months.

    View the Rental Brochure for full details and information

    For more information on rentals, please contact us at Jennie.Saponaro@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-2329.