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The Bascom's Education Department is committed to providing life-enriching experiences through comprehensive arts education for children and adults. We offer a variety of educational programs which include workshops, ongoing classes, Art by Appointment, Open Studio Packages, field trips, demonstrations, community classes, and clubs - designed to meet the needs of artists of all skill levels.

Registration

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

Prefer to resister over the phone?
Call 828.526.4949.

Refund Policy (Please Read!)

50% of your tuition payment is a non-refundable deposit. In the event that a student requests cancellation prior to 45 days of class/workshop commencement, he/she will be offered a course transfer or refund of 50% of the tuition payment. If a student cancels within 45 days prior to the first day of class, no refund will be made. The Bascom reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum enrollment, and full refunds will be issued.

17
Aug
2022

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

August 17, 2022 10:00 am - August 19, 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.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

01
Sep
2022

The Art of Expressive Landscapes with Acrylic Paints

September 1, 2022 10:00 am - September 2, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): David Skinner
$400 for Members; $450 for 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 their versatility.

06
Sep
2022

Melting Magic - Encaustics

September 6, 2022 10:00 am - September 9, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Sue Fazio
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Let your creative blocks melt away with this exuberant experience with the oldest form of painting (think Egyptian mummy portraits)!

14
Sep
2022

How to Create Better Paintings with Irish Born Master of Color, Hugh O'Neill

September 14, 2022 10:00 am - September 16, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Hugh O'Neill
$450 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

Web BannerThis dynamic workshop is designed for all levels and for most mediums. Learn how to create strong, vibrant paintings with fluid and confident brush work. You will be taught how to see more clearly and learn how to mix vibrant colors that enhance, and that are vital to any style of art. Hugh O’Neill will teach you by example, by demonstrating while he explains and describes each key point he makes, which is insightful and immediate for all participants. You will also receive very useful critiques at certain times throughout the workshop.

16
Sep
2022

Expressing Place with Pots that Pour

September 16, 2022 9:00 am - September 18, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Nathan Goddard
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Using pots that pour, like teapots, ewers, pitchers, and flasks, we will explore the concept of place and expressive surface design, through texture, line, design and slip/underglaze transfers. Utilizing Speedball Underglazes, Screens, and supplies.

21
Sep
2022

From Realism to Abstraction

September 21, 2022 10:00 am - September 23, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Karen Weihs
$450 for Members; $500 for Non-Members

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Simplification is the main focus of this class. An overview of techniques to use in your realistic or abstraction work with oil painting is our goal. Karen teaches two ways of using very limited usage of oil paints to learn palette knife techniques.

29
Sep
2022

Still-life in Oils with Gina Brown: Alternate Session

September 29, 2022 9:00 am - September 30, 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.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

30
Sep
2022

Animal Sculpture

September 30, 2022 9:00 am - October 2, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Christine Kosiba
$450 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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A three-day intensive, hands-on workshop for participants to sculpt an animal of their choice utilizing basic hand building techniques.

17
Oct
2022

Big Pots Through History

October 17, 2022 9:00 am - October 21, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kate Waltman and Bryce Brisco
$750 for Members; $800 for Non-Members

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This 5 day, hands on intensive workshop will explore the art and history of making “BIG POTS”. Kate will teach a physically accessible large pot making process with roots in ancient Thailand.

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

Studio Barn Hours:
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)
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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.