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The Bascom is working towards creating a more integrated and user-friendly experience for our visitors. Please read the following information to familiarize yourself with the process.

How does it work?

Starting in January 2021, whenever you register for a class or workshop online, you'll be prompted to create a user account during the registration process. The information you provide there can then be used to log in here.

  1. Register for a Workshop
  2. Create your username and password during the registration process
  3. Check your email (Don't see it in your inbox? Check your junk/spam folder and mark it as not junk/spam)
  4. Click on the activation link in the email and... Voila! You're good to go!

What's it good for?

Right now, this portal will be used specifically for managing your class and workshop registrations, but there will be a lot more coming soon. Stay tuned!


TBS PayPalCheckout ScreenshotA Note About Paying for Registrations with a Credit Card:
You can now pay for your class registrations online using a credit card. All payments are processed via PayPal. However, you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card. Simply look for the gray "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button below the PayPal login section and click it to be taken to a credit card screen.

Please note: 

  • You may have to scroll down to see the "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" button, depending on your screen settings. See the screenshot here for reference.
  • Depending on your internet connection, you may experience a small lag time between clicking "Process Subscription" and when you are re-directed to PayPal. During this time, the screen may appear to be static. Please be patient. Particularly slow connections may experience this for up to 30 seconds. 


The Art of Expressive Landscapes with Acrylic Paints

September 30, 2021 10:00 am - October 1, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): David Skinner
$400 (Members); $450 (Non-Members)

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This two-day painting work shop will cover the fundamentals of how to create a dynamic landscape painting using acrylic paints. The primary focus of the workshop will be to explore the medium of acrylic paints and to learn how versatile they are when it comes to painting landscapes.


Slip, Transfer, Play

October 1, 2021 10:00 am - October 3, 2021 5:00 pm
Instructor(s): Amy Sanders
$425 (Members); $475 (Non-Members)

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In this hands-on class, participants will discover the joy of decorating pottery surfaces with slip transferred designs.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event


Keep It Simple; Keep It Loose

October 6, 2021 9:00 am - October 8, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Nancy Franke
$600 (Members); $650 (Non-Members)

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In this workshop, we will paint from life set ups and even a model one morning, doing quick studies and catching the essence of the subject matter, without being too literal.

Artist Talk with Gregor Turk

October 9, 2021 3:30 pm -5:30 pm

Join The Bascom and guest curator, Gregor Turk, for a discussion regarding the recently opened contemporary sculpture exhibtion, Re: Play. 

Known for his public art installations, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media constructions, Gregor Turk often incorporates mapping imagery and cultural markings into his artwork. He has had over 30 solo exhibitions. His work is included in the High Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art – Georgia (MOCA – GA), JPMorgan Chase Art Collection and numerous other public and private collections. Turk has permanent public art installations in the Atlanta and Jacksonville airports as well as at various other public facilities and parks. He has been involved in the visual arts in Atlanta for over three decades in a variety of capacities: artist, administrator, curator, educator, juror, grass-roots advocate, panelist, policy advisor, and on occasion, public art tour guide.    He received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his M.F.A. from Boston University.  Between degrees he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa.   He is a frequent visitor to Highlands and his go-to hikes are along the Bartram Trail. More info at: www.gregorturk.com


Sip & Swine 2021: A Fundraiser for The Bascom

October 10, 2021 5:00 pm -7:30 pm

Enjoy fantastic barbecue and small-batch bourbon at Sip and Wine 2021, a fundraiser to support The Bascom!


Resident Artist Series: Glaze Testing

October 12, 2021 10:00 am - October 21, 2021 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery

The October installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on glaze testing.  This class meets October 12th, 14th, 19th, and 21st.


Youth Pottery: Clay Pumpkins (PM Session)

October 13, 2021 3:30 pm - October 27, 2021 5:00 pm

Join us for some spooky ceramics fun in our October youth pottery workshop! Using the pinch pot, we'll create clay pumpkins, then use cut outs and faces to give each their own personality! This workshop meets for a total of three (3) afternoon sessions from 3:30 - 5:00pm on October 13th, 20th, and 27nd.

Afternoons don't fit your schedule? Check out the morning sessions instead.


10th Annual Studio Barn Pottery Show

October 15, 2021 10:00 am - October 16, 2021 5:00 pm

TBS Events BarnSale2020 1800x700The 10th annual pottery show and sales event will be held in the historic Dave Drake Studio Barn, formerly known as Crane’s riding stable. Enjoy wonderful and beautiful handmade pottery including both functional wares and sculpture. All work is made by studio members and made in the Dave Drake Studio. Those wishing to have their work featured in the show should contact Frank Vickery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Playing with Personal Mythology

October 25, 2021 10:00 am - October 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Instructor(s): Christine Kosiba, Kirsten Stingle
$900 (Members); $950 (Non-Members)

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A 5-day intensive workshop exploring animal/human hybrids in mythology, as well as samples of instructors' work for inspiration and discussion.


Youth Pottery: Lidded Jars (AM Session)

November 3, 2021 10:00 am - November 17, 2021 11:30 am

The November installment of our Youth Pottery workshop guides students through the process of using the slab machine to make lidded jars. The jars are perfect for everyday use, or giving as gifts during the holiday season! This workshop meets for a total of three (3) morning sessions from 10 - 11:30am on Noveber 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

Mornings don't fit your schedule? Check out the afternoon sessions instead.

Share Your Bascom Experience with Us!

Whether you fell in love with a piece or were moved by an exhibit, inspired by an instructor, had a blast in our smART Space, or any other wonderful experience at The Bascom, we want to hear about it!

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Opening Hours

Exhibitions & Shop:
Tuesday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm

Ceramics Studio:
Monday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm
Sunday; 12pm/Noon - 5pm

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Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at http://www.ncarts.org.