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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.

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.

27
Jul
2022

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.

30
Jul
2022

Three Potters Symposium: Tradition and Place, Past and Present

July 30, 2022 10:00 am -4:00 am
Instructor(s): David Steumpfle, 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 Steumpfle, Pam Owens, and Chad Brown.

03
Aug
2022

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.

10
Aug
2022

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.

17
Aug
2022

From Realism to Abstraction

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

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in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.