DEC 18, 2017
The Okefenokee Heritage Center in Waycross, GA is proud to fulfill the needs of our community by providing art and history outreach and education. Art education has historically helped students improve their grades, find fulfillment in their lives, and prepare them for careers.

Starting in January the Okefenokee Heritage Center will be providing art and music lessons for students ages 4 through adults.

Crystal Murphy will be offering instruction on violin, piano, fiddle, ukulele, guitar and more beginning in January. Crystal was born in North Ga mountains where she learned to play bluegrass fiddle. She is a graduate of the University of North Georgia with a degree in violin and music education. She has played with the Coastal Symphony for 5 years. She enjoys playing weddings and special events in the community. Lessons are for all ages and will begin in January. $20 for a half hour session. All ages are welcome.


Picture 1 & 2 – By Angela Carstens


Angela Carstens will be teaching private art lessons as well as a class about art history and God in Art for our younger students. Angela is a native of West Palm Beach, FL with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Art History. Art has always been a strong passion and talent of mine. Her favorite mediums to work with include chalk pastels, pencil drawing, and acrylic painting.Students will be learning more in depth about art history, and covering the basic skills to build a strong art foundation for life. Group classes are $20 an hour and private lessons are $25 an hour.

Preston King, fine arts major from Valdosta State University, will be teaching a class for adults starting the third week of January. This class will teach beginners basics about different mediums of painting with different types of materials, from pastels to acrylics and oils. It will also encourage those who are experienced to expand their knowledge into different methods of paint. The class will also include opportunities to learn about the art of plein air painting. One hour sessions are $25.

All of these classes will be at the Okefenokee Heritage Center and times for lessons are flexible. For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Okefenokee Heritage Center at (912) 285-4260 or email

Art Summer Camps UPDATE!

July 2018
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to host our annual Art Camp for students ages 5-16.

Drama Summer Camps UPDATE!

July, Aug & Sept 2018
The Heritage Center will be hosting a drama summer camp this year.

Bridal Expo

JUNE 16, 2018
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is hosting a Bridal Expo Saturday, from 9-12 at the Heritage Center.

Festival of the Arts

SEPT 15, 2018
This is the second annual Festival of the Arts and will be held from 9:00 – 2:00 on September 15, at the OHC. Our Festival is all about celebrating the different and numerous artists we have in the Okefenokee area.

Shakespeare in the Park Comes to Waycross UPDATE!

May 2018
If you missed the recent visit of William Shakespeare to Waycross, don’t despair! You will have another opportunity to see our talented thespians at Waycross’s own “Shakespeare in the Park”.

Steve Bean Youth Art Show Awards UPDATE!

MAY, 2018
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to announce the winners of the Steve Bean Youth Art Show.