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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.

The Bascom's Education Department is committed to providing life-enriching experiences through comprehensive arts education for children and adults. Our lectures and seminars are designed to provide informative and educational opportunities for artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums.

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.


 

One of the great benefits to becoming a member of The Bascom is having the opportunity to participate with like-minded individuals in one of the clubs or artist groups that convene on our campus.

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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.

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

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.

23
Jun
2022

Artist Talk & Reception: Kelly Thiel

June 23, 2022 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Warrior Queen

Join sculptor and painter Kelly Thiel for an artist talk on Thursday, June 23 from 4-5pm, followed by a reception. Free and open to the public, this talk requires no registration to attend. Click the "Details" button below to learn more.

24
Jun
2022

Expect the Unexpected – A Clay Workshop with Cold Finishes and Solid Sculpting

June 24, 2022 9:00 am - June 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kelly Thiel
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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This will be an action-packed class for all levels of sculptors! We will be taking some time in the beginning of class to work on finishing – with underglazes and/or engobes, dry clays, acrylic paint and inks.

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.

30
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 30, 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.

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.

06
Jul
2022

Youth Summer Workshop: The Galaxy and Beyond

July 6, 2022 10:00 am - July 8, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Youth Summer Workshop: The Galzxy and Beyond

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

07
Jul
2022

Artist Talk & Reception: Japanese Pottery Making with Takuro and Hitomi Shibata

July 7, 2022 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Bascome2022 01Join Japanese potters Takuro and Hitomi Shibata for an artist talk followed by a reception on Thursday, July 7th from 4 - 5pm. This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

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