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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.


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

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Call 828.526.4949.


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.



Moulthrop Presentation and Reception

August 20, 2022 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

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The Moulthrops represent three generations of wood turning using native southeastern woods. Ed, Philip, and Matt have each contributed to their unique style of turning with their own designs. Join us at The Bascom as we welcome Matt Moulthrop for a special presentation, The Mouthrop Family Turns Wood into a Refined Artform.  

A selection of Moulthrop bowls and vessels will be available for purchase. 


Lasting Impressions Curator Talk

September 17, 2022 11:00 am

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Join us for a special curator talk with Sara Arnold, The Gibbes Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs, on Sept 17th at 11am. This event is free and open to the public. As the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Ms. Arnold oversees special exhibitions and is responsible for the study, care, and interpretation of the museum’s permanent art collection. She has curated over thirty-five special exhibitions and served as a contributing author or editor to numerous exhibition catalogues including Lasting Impressions: Japanese Prints from the Read-Simms Collection (2021). This striking, fully illustrated catalogue, from the Gibbes Museum of Art, featuring entries by Japanese fine art specialist Sebastian Izzard and an in-depth essay on the collectors by Sara C. Arnold and Stephen G. Hoffius will be available in The Bascom shop for purchase.

The exhibition will be on display at The Bascom from September 10 – December 3. A public reception will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

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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

Studio Barn Hours:
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)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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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.