It began as a dream, now it provides services for area artists, arts education for our children and opportunities for instruction and arts appreciation by all!

Our Mission…
The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts provides a stimulating and welcoming environment for all students, artists, and patrons of all ages to study, practice, and appreciate the arts. Together with community leaders, corporations, members, and individuals we are working toward the goal of providing the best resources for promoting artistic achievement and cultural enrichment.

Volunteers are always needed!
We would love to add you to our list of willing working hands!

Special Announcement:

Intro to Oil Painting with Speck Mellencamp

SICA will host two weeks of oil painting classes with Speck Mellencamp Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 28.

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts (SICA) will host two weeks of oil painting classes with Speck Mellencamp Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 28. Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at SICA, 2001 N. Ewing St., with the instructor onsite from 5 to 9 p.m. to allow for one on one instruction and time for questions.

Week one will be an introduction into oil painting and will cover basic oil painting techniques along with color theory through still life painting. Each class will begin with an instructor demonstration, followed by assisting students with their work. By the end of the week, students will have the basic skillset needed to allow them to bring new life into their work with confidence. Week two will implement skills from week one for self-portraiture. With help from the instructor, students will create a self-portrait using a mirror and a proper studio portrait setup. Classes will start with an instructor demonstration with the remainder of time used for student work. Students will learn the fundamental use of light space and color to reveal their inner Rembrandt!

Mellencamp, is a 2019 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and recently had a collection of works on display at SICA during Mellencamp: Three Generations of Art.

Cost for each weekly course is $300, which includes an easel for each student’s use during the class and instruction. A materials list will be given to students upon enrollment.

Pre-registration and pre-payment will be required since class size is limited. This must be done prior to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Contact SICA at 812-522-2278 Or

Register Here

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2001 N Ewing St
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-2278


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Southern Indiana Center For The Arts