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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.

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.

27
Jul
2022

Youth Summer Workshop: Magic and Mystery

July 27, 2022 10:00 am - July 29, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Youth Summer Workshop: Magic and Mystery

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.

30
Jul
2022

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.

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.

19
Aug
2022

Places We Go

August 19, 2022 9:00 am - August 21, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kim Bernadas
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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In this 3 day, hands on workshop, students will learn how to sculpt in 2 dimensional relief.

24
Aug
2022

Painting an Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

August 24, 2022 9:00 am - August 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Marc Chatov
$500 for Members; $550 for Non-Members

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Chatov’s workshop environments are casual, encouraging, and informative. This workshop will be centered on painting a portrait alla prima which is a wet into wet application, generally in one sitting.

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.

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

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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.