Summer Camps

In the summer months, the population of Highlands, North Carolina, can swell from 1,000 to 20,000! Each summer, The Bascom is eagerly poised to greet both year-round residents and seasonal visitors of all ages with inspiring, engaging art workshops. Summer programs for children incorporate a range of media, including pottery, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and more. In instances when our regular summer offerings fall on inconvenient dates or times, The Bascom offers "Art by Appointment", custom designed classes for individuals or groups.

For more information about classes, please contact The Bascom Education Department, at 828.526.4949 or by emailing education@thebascom.org

Youth Summer Art Sessions:

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.

Tuesday – Friday

10 am – 12 pm, Ages 7–10

2 pm – 4 pm, Ages 11–14

$175.00/week (Recommended)

$50/day


  • Summer Art Session 1: Traditional Craft

Free for Full-time Macon County Residents. Valid ID required.

6/19 – 6/22

 Ages 7 - 10
Ages 11-14


  • Summer Art Session 2: The Natural World

6/26 – 6/29 

Ages 7 - 10
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Ages 11-14
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  • Summer Art Session 3: Recycled Art

7/10 – 7/13 

Ages 7-10
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Ages 11-14  This age group  for Session 3 is now full.


  • Summer Art Session 4: The Galaxy and Beyond

7/17 – 7/20

Ages 7-10
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Ages 11-14
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  • Summer Art Session 5: Art in Motion – Kinetic Art

7/24 – 7/27

Ages 7 - 10
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Ages 11-14 
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  • Summer Art Session 6: Monumental Sculpture (only smaller)

7/31 – 8/03

Ages 7-10
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Ages 11-14
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  • Summer Art Session 7: Creatures and Critters

8/07 – 8/10

Ages 7-10
Ages 11-14

  • Summer Art Session 8: Magic and Mystery

8/14 – 8/17 

Ages 7-10
Ages 11-14

Youth Ceramics Summer Camps
JuneWheel Throwing to The Max/Learn the full spectrum of making pots from throwing to trimming to glazing.  This has it all for beginners and intermediate level students. 
June 18th – 22nd 
9 am – 11:30 am
Ages: 8 and up
Fee: $200

July: Hand Building to The Max/Learn various hand building techniques to make a variety of forms.  Glazing will also be covered.
July 16th – 20th
9 am – 11:30 am
Ages: 5 and up
Fee: $200

August: Bowls, Bowls, Bowls/Help us fight hunger by learning to throw bowls for Empty Bowls.  Students will be able to keep a few of the bowls made, but most will be donated to the food pantry to help raise money. 
August 8th, 15th, 22nd 
10 am - Noon Ages: 8 and up 
Fee: $60 

 
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