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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.


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.


Portrait Painting with Oils

September 1, 2021 9:00 am - September 3, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kristen Eisenbraun
$450 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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Each student will create a life-like portrait using oil paint. They will learn: color mixing, paint application, the structure and planes of a human face and how to capture a likeness. Several photo references will be provided from which students can choose to work.


The Art of Abstract

September 8, 2021 10:00 am - September 10, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Les Newman
$450 (Members); $500 (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 have a basic understanding of color or want to experiment with new ways of using these or those who are stuck in a slump.


Play Date at the Zoo/Sculpt the Rhino

September 10, 2021 10:00 am - September 12, 2021 5:00 am
Instructor(s): Kim Bernadas
$450 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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Engage in a comprehensive study to sculp the rhino!


Still Life Painting in Oils

September 15, 2021 9:00 am - September 17, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Marc Chatov
$500 (Members); $550 (Non-Members)

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This workshop will be centered on utilizing objects of personal interest to develop compositions and design.


From Realism to Abstraction

September 22, 2021 10:00 am - September 24, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Karen Weihs
$450 (Members); $500 (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.


The Art of Expressive Landscapes with Acrylic Paints

September 30, 2021 10:00 am - October 2, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): David Skinner
$400 (Members); $450 (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 to learn how versatile they are when it comes to painting landscapes.


Slip, Transfer, Play

October 1, 2021 10:00 am - October 3, 2021 5:00 pm
Instructor(s): Amy Sanders
$425 (Members); $475 (Non-Members)

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In this hands-on class, participants will discover the joy of decorating pottery surfaces with slip transferred designs.


Keep It Simple; Keep It Loose

October 6, 2021 9:00 am - October 8, 2021 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Nancy Franke
$600 (Members); $650 (Non-Members)

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In this workshop, we will paint from life set ups and even a model one morning, doing quick studies and catching the essence of the subject matter, without being too literal.

Playing with Personal Mythology

October 25, 2021 10:00 am - October 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Instructor(s): Christine Kosiba, Kirsten Stingle
$900 (Members); $950 (Non-Members)

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A 5-day intensive workshop exploring animal/human hybrids in mythology, as well as samples of instructors' work for inspiration and discussion.

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