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The Bascom's Education Department is committed to providing life-enriching experiences through comprehensive arts education for children and adults. Our classes and workshops are designed to meet the needs of artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums.

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11
Jan
2022

Resident Artist Series: Beginner Potter's Wheel (January)

January 11, 2022 10:00 am - January 20, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The January installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on providing you with all the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter's wheel. We will make bowls and cylinders and learn how to trim. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on January 11th, 13th, 18th, and 20th.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

08
Feb
2022

Resident Artist Series: Beginner Slab Work (February)

February 8, 2022 10:00 am - February 17, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The February installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on providing you with all the basics you will need to know about using the slab machine to make functional serving pieces from slump and hump molds. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on February 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th.

08
Mar
2022

Resident Artist Series: Beginner Potter's Wheel (March)

March 8, 2022 10:00 am - March 17, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The March installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on providing you with all the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter's wheel. We will make bowls and cylinders, trim, and apply handles. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on March 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th.

25
Mar
2022

Form and Structure

March 25, 2022 9:00 am - March 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kirsten Stingle
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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There are an infinite number of ways to create narrative expression through figurative sculpture. In this fun filled three-day workshop, students will create a 15” hanging piece that combines the small human torso and an abstracted, textural skirt.

05
Apr
2022

Resident Artist Series: Beginner Slab Construction (April)

April 5, 2022 10:00 am - April 14, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The April installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on providing you with all the basics you will need to know about using the slab machine to construct various shapes from templates. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on April 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th.

25
Apr
2022

Eloquent and Zoomorphic Forms: Shaping, Altering, and Line work

April 25, 2022 9:00 am - April 29, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Ben Owen III and Fred Johnston
$800 for Members; $850 for Non-Members

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This 5-day, hands-on intensive workshop will explore learning to see and visualize ceramics through the history of different functional and decorative styles.

03
May
2022

Resident Artist Series: Horsehair (May)

May 3, 2022 10:00 am - May 12, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The May installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on working with horsehair. Learn how to apply terra sig, burnish, and then finish your pieces with horse hair and feathers for a primitive low fire aesthetic. These pieces are for decoration only and do not hold water. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on May 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th.

13
May
2022

Sculpting Birds

May 13, 2022 9:00 am - May 15, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Christine Kosiba
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Spread your sculpting wings in this 3-day, hands-on intensive workshop focused on birds and basic bird anatomy with specific interest in the aerodynamics of flight.

25
May
2022

The Art of Abstract

May 25, 2022 10:00 am - May 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Les Newman
$500 for Members; $550 for Non-Members

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This three-day workshop is designed for the New and or Experienced Abstract Artist working with acrylic painting materials. Open to those who are familiar with acrylics and a basic understanding of color or want to experiment with new ways.

01
Jun
2022

Beginning Oils: Still Life with Limited Palette

June 1, 2022 10:00 am - June 2, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Andrew Trosman
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-members

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Create paintings using three principles: line, tone and color.

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