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Early Bird Registration

Registration for The Bascom's 2023 classes and workshops is now open. The Bascom encourages members to take advantage of Early Bird Registration from January to March 1.

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Hands-on opportunities for artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Hands-on opportunities for artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums

Classes & Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Hands-on opportunities for artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums

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Registration for The Bascom's 2023 classes and workshops is now open. The Bascom encourages members to take advantage of Early Bird Registration from January to March 1.

The Bascom's Education Department is committed to providing life-enriching experiences through comprehensive arts education for children and adults. Our classes and workshops are designed to meet the needs of artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums.

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To register for any of our classes or workshops, simply click the REGISTER button for that class or workshop.

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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.


 

13
Sep
2023

Abstraction in Acrylics with Leslie Newman

September 13, 2023 10:00 am - September 15, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Leslie Newman
$550 (Members); $625 (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. Leslie will start with a demonstration of the many approaches she uses to create an abstract painting. There will be guided exercises to help you liberate your individual style and explore where your journey will take you in the art of abstract. There will be no expectations, negative voices, dismissive criticism. This will be all about fun. We will touch on the color wheel and color mixing to assure everyone has the same basic understanding of these concepts. We will explore various washes and landing points building and subtracting. We will discuss the many different styles of composition including value and shape.

You will learn to be generous with yourself. Get out of your comfort zone, let loose your creativity, get rid of that inner critic that has you stuck. So that by the final phase, you will be able to put the finishing touches on your own beautiful abstract painting.

20
Sep
2023

Handmade Photobooks with Erik Mace

September 20, 2023 10:00 am - September 23, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Erik Mace
$450 (Members); $525 (Non-Members)

Erik Mace Workshop 2

This onsite workshop will be an immersive primer into the world of handmade photobooks, using the Bartram Trail as our muse. With curiosity and wonder as our guide, we’ll explore a one-mile section of the trail while cultivating a joyful conversation with the land. Each participant will have the same goal: photographing with the form of a book in mind, sequencing those images, then printing and binding them into a handmade, single-edition book. As a group, we'll explore how bookmaking uniquely informs our photographic decisions. We will use this engaging three-day experience to focus on a finished object that intimately describes our own conversation with the land.

This workshop is open to photographers and makers of all levels. Participants will be offered the opportunity to have their photographs juried into the Listening to the Land: Reimagining the Bartram Trail community exhibition in Fall 2023.

Photo Credit:  Erik Mace

27
Sep
2023

Intermediate Woodturning

September 27, 2023 9:00 am - September 29, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): John Tagliarini
$400 (Members); $475 (Non-Members)

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Students will hone their skills on the three basic cuts, and we will add pull and shear cuts to their repertoire. We will focus on bowls: live edge, round edge, broad rim for enhancements, and a bowl with wings. Students may also expect to do some spindle turning by making a box and a goblet (with or without captured rings). Other projects and diagnostic turning will include a mallet and a tool handle.

29
Sep
2023

Three Potters Artist Talk: Guest Speaker Michael Sherrill

September 29, 2023 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Instructor(s): Michael Sherrill
FREE

Please join us for an artist talk with guest speaker Michael Sherrill.   

30
Sep
2023

Three Potters Symposium

September 30, 2023 10:00 am -4:00 am
Instructor(s): Eric Knoche, Joey Sheehan, Will Dickert
FREE

Three Potters Symposium

Celebrating the 13th anniversary of the Three Potters Symposium, “Elements: Form and Fire” will highlight the Asheville, NC area. We are so excited to present Eric Knoche, Joey Sheehan, and Will Dickert as our 2023 Three Potters. Each artist will share their stories, inspirations, and techniques learned through the years.

06
Oct
2023

Reviving Myth

October 6, 2023 9:00 am - October 8, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kirsten Stingle
$425 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

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Become a rabbit and let’s fall down the rabbit hole together….In oral traditions, myths and stories were created to help us better understand and interact with our world. Because they were spoken, they could adapt with the telling to reflect societal and environmental changes through the years.  In this class we will explore how to rewild old stories, or create altogether new ones, through narrative sculpture.  Kirsten encourages everyone to bring their favorite tales, characters, or archetypes and together we will explore new ways of expressing them and releasing their lessons. Kirsten will lead students in creating a 15”- 18” coiled torso through a step-by-step process guided by anatomy and proportion.  No previous figurative experience is required. Particular attention will be given to the importance of gesture and expression as narrative tools as well as the expansion of storytelling potential through the addition of found objects. Texture and surface design will be discussed. Individual attention will be emphasized throughout the class to help each student manifest their vision.  

01
Dec
2023

Sculpting Birds

December 1, 2023 9:00 am - December 3, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Christine Kosiba
$425 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

Christine Kosiba

Spread your sculpting wings in this 3 day, hands on intensive workshop focused on birds and basic bird anatomy with specific interest in the aerodynamics of flight. We will be striving to incorporate a sense of movement and lightness in the work produced during the workshop. Demonstrations will include a wall mounted flying bird, a seated bird, standing bird and bird relief tiles. There will be discussion about surface treatment and mounting ceramic sculptures onto found objects.

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