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Classes & Workshops

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.

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 3, 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.

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.

08
Jun
2022

Free the Art! For Macon and Jackson County Residents

June 8, 2022 10:00 am - June 10, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
Free!

Free the Art Camp for Macon and Jackson County Residents

Locals join The Bascom annually for this summer kick-off to all things kid creative. Explore drawing, painting, mixed-media, and more!

Spend the summer in a fun, youth-centered art community at The Bascom! The Bascom’s Summer Art Sessions provide an exciting and creative learning environment where kids will explore a variety of mediums, art history, and more. Campers’ adventures will take them both through the Bascom art galleries indoors and the creekside nature trail outdoors.

Ages 7 - 12

09
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 9, 2022 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s):
Free

Mindfulness plays a key role in the enjoyment of art and place. To deeply appreciate art and the places we inhabit, we must be present and open to taking in colors, textures, and shapes. Equally important is an awareness of the feelings that these images and places evoke. Through gentle movement, deep breathing, and brief meditations, participants will practice present-moment awareness and will engage with art and place. These same skills of presence, acceptance, and awareness are requisites for living life fully. Take home simple mindfulness strategies designed to enrich your life each day. The series is suitable for all adults. Participants need not have any previous experience with mindfulness or movement to benefit from the series.

 
Join Debra at the Bascom from 9:30 – 10:30 am on June 9, 16, 23, and 30 for mornings of mindfulness and art. 
Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT is a licensed psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic yoga educator. She has a personal mindfulness practice of over three decades and has taught mindfulness for more than twenty years. She has offered Morning Mindfulness at the Georgia Museum of Art for the last ten years and has served as a mindfulness consultant and leadership trainer for the National Association of Art Educators. Debra finds joy in sharing mindfulness and gentle movement with others.
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.

16
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 16, 2022 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s):
Free

Mindfulness plays a key role in the enjoyment of art and place. To deeply appreciate art and the places we inhabit, we must be present and open to taking in colors, textures, and shapes. Equally important is an awareness of the feelings that these images and places evoke. Through gentle movement, deep breathing, and brief meditations, participants will practice present-moment awareness and will engage with art and place. These same skills of presence, acceptance, and awareness are requisites for living life fully. Take home simple mindfulness strategies designed to enrich your life each day. The series is suitable for all adults. Participants need not have any previous experience with mindfulness or movement to benefit from the series.


Join Debra at the Bascom from 9:30 – 10:30 am on June 9, 16, 23, and 30 for mornings of mindfulness and art.

Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT is a licensed psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic yoga educator. She has a personal mindfulness practice of over three decades and has taught mindfulness for more than twenty years. She has offered Morning Mindfulness at the Georgia Museum of Art for the last ten years and has served as a mindfulness consultant and leadership trainer for the National Association of Art Educators. Debra finds joy in sharing mindfulness and gentle movement with others.

22
Jun
2022

Youth Summer Workshop: Recycled Art

June 22, 2022 10:00 am - June 24, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Youth Summer Workshop: Recycled Art!

Spend the summer in a fun, youth-centered art community at The Bascom! The Bascom’s Summer Art Sessions provide an exciting and creative learning environment where kids will explore a variety of mediums, art history, and more. Campers’ adventures will take them both through the Bascom art galleries indoors and the creekside nature trail outdoors.

Ages 7 - 12

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.

23
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 23, 2022 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s):
Free

Mindfulness plays a key role in the enjoyment of art and place. To deeply appreciate art and the places we inhabit, we must be present and open to taking in colors, textures, and shapes. Equally important is an awareness of the feelings that these images and places evoke. Through gentle movement, deep breathing, and brief meditations, participants will practice present-moment awareness and will engage with art and place. These same skills of presence, acceptance, and awareness are requisites for living life fully. Take home simple mindfulness strategies designed to enrich your life each day. The series is suitable for all adults. Participants need not have any previous experience with mindfulness or movement to benefit from the series.

 

Join Debra at the Bascom from 9:30 – 10:30 am on June 9, 16, 23, and 30 for mornings of mindfulness and art.

Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT is a licensed psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic yoga educator. She has a personal mindfulness practice of over three decades and has taught mindfulness for more than twenty years. She has offered Morning Mindfulness at the Georgia Museum of Art for the last ten years and has served as a mindfulness consultant and leadership trainer for the National Association of Art Educators. Debra finds joy in sharing mindfulness and gentle movement with others.

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