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Get Your Hands Dirty

Get Your Hands Dirty

Hands-on arts education and activities for younger artists from kindergarten through 12th grade

Youth Classes & Workshops

16
Jun
2021

Free the Art!

June 16, 2021 10:00 am - June 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE!

Free the Art! Camp for Macon and Jackson County Residents

Join us for our annual summer kick-off to all things kid creative. This 3-day summer youth workshop allows our younger artistis (ages 7-12) to explore drawing, painting, mixed-media, and more!

Free the Art! runs from 10am - 1pm on June 16th, 17th, and 18th for young artists ages 7-12. And like the name says, it's FREE!

23
Jun
2021

Kid Kollective: Collaborative Mural & Sculpture Project

June 23, 2021 10:00 am - June 25, 2021 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Great minds work together! Young artists will work in a collaborative environment to create large scale works of art to be displayed in the Eckerd Children’s Gallery throughout the summer. Working together to create something amazing is fun and challenging. Build those creative skills with The Bascom this summer!

This 3-day summer youth workshop is for young artists ages 7-12 and runs from 10am - 1pm on June 23rd, 24th and 25th.

Scholarships are available. Please visit our Scholarship page to apply.

14
Jul
2021

Artistic Anecdotes: Visual Storytelling with Digital Photography

July 14, 2021 10:00 am - July 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Get ready for a high-tech creative experience with digital art. Students will learn how artists use digital technology to create amazing images, and even short films. Students will nurture their creativity and free their imagination to visually narrate a story while learning about the fundamentals of camera operation, and image editing software. The students will leave with a 13” x 19” archival inkjet print.

This 3-day summer youth workshop is for young artists ages 7-12 and runs from 10am - 1pm on July 14th, 15th, and 16th.

Scholarships are available. Please visit our Scholarship page to apply. 

21
Jul
2021

Imagination Station: Inventions and Creative Problem Solving

July 21, 2021 10:00 am - July 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Unleash the maker within! Campers will identify issues in their community and use their creative problem solving skills to design and build a prototype for a gadget that might fix the problem.

This 3-day summer youth workshop is for young artists ages 7-12 and runs from 10am - 1pm on July 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

Scholarships are available. Please visit our Scholarship page to apply.

28
Jul
2021

Cool Crafts for Creative Kids

July 28, 2021 10:00 am - July 30, 2021 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Take Arts and Crafts to the next level! Campers will be inspired by artwork on display in the Bascom’s Bunzl Gallery, and will create their own cool contemporary crafts.

This 3-day summer youth workshop is for young artists ages 7-12 and runs from 10am - 1pm on July 28th, 29th, and 30th.

Scholarships are available. Please visit our Scholarship page to apply.

08
Sep
2021

Youth Pottery: Bowls, Bowls, Bowls (AM Session)

September 8, 2021 10:00 am - September 22, 2021 11:30 am
Instructor(s):
$120.00

The September installment invites our younger artists to help us fight hunger as part of our Empty Bowls project. Learn to throw bowls, have fun, and do it all for a good cause! This workshop meets for a total of three (3) morning sessions from 10 - 11:30am on September 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

Mornings don't fit your schedule? Check out the afternoon sessions instead.

08
Sep
2021

Youth Pottery: Bowls, Bowls, Bowls (PM Session)

September 8, 2021 3:30 pm - September 22, 2021 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$120.00

The September installment invites our younger artists to help us fight hunger as part of our Empty Bowls project. Learn to throw bowls, have fun, and do it all for a good cause! This workshop meets for a total of three (3) afternoon sessions from 3:30 - 5:00pm on September 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

Afternoons don't fit your schedule? Check out the afternoon sessions instead.

13
Oct
2021

Youth Pottery: Clay Pumpkins (PM Session)

October 13, 2021 3:30 pm - October 27, 2021 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$120.00

Join us for some spooky ceramics fun in our October youth pottery workshop! Using the pinch pot, we'll create clay pumpkins, then use cut outs and faces to give each their own personality! This workshop meets for a total of three (3) afternoon sessions from 3:30 - 5:00pm on October 13th, 20th, and 27nd.

Afternoons don't fit your schedule? Check out the morning sessions instead.

03
Nov
2021

Youth Pottery: Lidded Jars (AM Session)

November 3, 2021 10:00 am - November 17, 2021 11:30 am
Instructor(s):
$120.00

The November installment of our Youth Pottery workshop guides students through the process of using the slab machine to make lidded jars. The jars are perfect for everyday use, or giving as gifts during the holiday season! This workshop meets for a total of three (3) morning sessions from 10 - 11:30am on Noveber 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

Mornings don't fit your schedule? Check out the afternoon sessions instead.

03
Nov
2021

Youth Pottery: Lidded Jars (PM Session)

November 3, 2021 3:30 pm - November 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$120.00

The November installment of our Youth Pottery workshop guides students through the process of using the slab machine to make lidded jars. The jars are perfect for everyday use, or giving as gifts during the holiday season! This workshop meets for a total of three (3) afternoon sessions from 3:30 - 5:00pm on Noveber 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

Afternoons don't fit your schedule? Check out the morning sessions instead.

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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)

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