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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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To register for any of our classes or workshops, simply click the REGISTER button for that class or workshop.

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Call 828.526.4949.


 

07
Jun
2022

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

June 7, 2022 10:00 am - June 16, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The June 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. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on June 7th, 9th, 14th, and 16th.

08
Jun
2022

Mystical Landscape Painting

June 8, 2022 9:00 am - June 10, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kristen Eisenbraun
$500 for Members; $550 for Non-Members

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Each student will create a small mystical landscape painting using oil paint on canvas. Students will learn: color mixing, paint application, and the use of various elements and light to add magic to the canvas.

15
Jun
2022

Keys to Colorful and Professional Oil Paintings

June 15, 2022 10:00 am - June 17, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): John Guernsey
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Successful oil paintings don’t just happen; they’re the result of the careful study and understanding of a few key concepts. In this workshop we’ll isolate and explore those concepts in a series of small studies, and combine them into larger projects.

22
Jun
2022

Watercolor Change Up

June 22, 2022 10:00 am - June 24, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Carol Conti
$350 for Members; $400 for Non-Members

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Ever wonder what to do with work you are not happy with? Learn how to paint out and add stamped texture with Gesso to create new and exciting pieces.

24
Jun
2022

Expect the Unexpected – A Clay Workshop with Cold Finishes and Solid Sculpting

June 24, 2022 9:00 am - June 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kelly Thiel
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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This will be an action-packed class for all levels of sculptors! We will be taking some time in the beginning of class to work on finishing – with underglazes and/or engobes, dry clays, acrylic paint and inks.

28
Jun
2022

Abstraction in Acrylics & Gouache

June 28, 2022 10:00 am - July 1, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Larry Moore
$650 (Members); $700 (Non-Members)

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In this 4 day class we will cover the fundamentals of abstract art. It’s not specifically a non-objective (pure abstract) class, you get to decide the level of abstraction you wish to explore. It is more a learn-how-to-think kind of a class where you will receive a process that you can do on your own at home.

06
Jul
2022

Introduction to Woodturning

July 6, 2022 9:00 am - July 8, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): TBD
$375 for Members; $425 for Non-Members

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Turn beautiful and functional items from wood. We will develop the skills necessary to turn beads, coves, and straight cuts. We will combine these basic cuts to create pieces such as rolling pins, mallets, bud vases, goblets, and bowls.

08
Jul
2022

Japanese Pottery Making

July 8, 2022 9:00 am - July 10, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Takuro & Hitomi Shibata
$600 for Members; $650 for Non-Members

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In this 3 day, hands on workshop, students will learn how to create various utilitarian pottery forms. The class meets July 8th - 10th from 9am - 4pm with a one-hour break at noon.

12
Jul
2022

Painting Smarter, Not Harder

July 12, 2022 9:00 am - July 15, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Bill Davidson
$650 for Members; $700 for Non-Members

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In this workshop, we will explore techniques to paint smarter (not harder), to see better, and to eliminate confusing mental thoughts that might hamper your creative process.

21
Jul
2022

Still-life in Oils with Gina Brown

July 21, 2022 9:00 am - July 22, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Gina Brown
$500 for Members; $550 for Non-Members

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This 2 day still life oil painting workshop is for all level artists, *beginners to advanced, that want to learn a new style of painting that results in loose and free paintings.

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