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Ceramics 13 Events

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Woodworking 2 Events


Artist Talk & Reception: Japanese Pottery Making with Takuro and Hitomi Shibata

July 7, 2022 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Bascome2022 01Join Japanese potters Takuro and Hitomi Shibata for an artist talk followed by a reception on Thursday, July 7th from 4 - 5pm. This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.


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.


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.


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.


11th Annual Studio Barn Pottery Show

July 22, 2022 10:00 am - July 23, 2022 5:00 pm

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The summer installment of our 11th annual pottery shows will be held on Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd from 10am - 5pm in the historic Dave Drake Studio, 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. Contact Frank Vickery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Intermediate Woodturning

July 27, 2022 9:00 am - July 29, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): John Tagliarinin
$375 for Members; $425 for Non-Members

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For students with previous woodturning experience, learn many ways to cut and turn bowls, safe techniques for using the bowl gouge, and more.


Three Potters Symposium: Tradition and Place, Past and Present

July 30, 2022 10:00 am -4:00 am
Instructor(s): David Stuempfle, Pam Owens, and Chad Brown
$60 (Members); $110 (Non-Members)

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“Tradition and Place, Past and Present”: Celebrating its 12th anniversary, The Bascom's annual Three Potters Symposium for 2022 will highlight the pottery and clay traditions of Seagrove, NC, featuring potters David Stuempfle, Pam Owens, and Chad Brown.


Realism vs Abstraction in Landscape Using Oil, Various Mediums & Mixed Media Studio Workshop

August 3, 2022 10:00 am - August 5, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Chris Groves
$450 for Members; $500 for Non-Members

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This workshop will cover two main topics: Pushing one’s landscape artwork with a variety of mediums and tools as a way of loosening up, as well as heavy discussion on changing design and composition to push outside the obvious.


Resident Artist Series: Beginner Slab Construction (August)

August 9, 2022 10:00 am - August 18, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery

The August 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 August 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th.


Painting Flowers in Oil- Alive with Color, Paint and Passion!

August 10, 2022 10:00 am - August 12, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Pat Fiorello
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Learn to paint flowers in oil directly with a loose and fresh approach in this 3 day workshop. Pat will share a simple approach to painting flowers using a base of transparent paints followed by opaque paints.

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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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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.

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.