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

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)


  • Summer Art Session 1: Traditional Craft

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

6/19 – 6/22 

  • Summer Art Session 2: The Natural World

6/26 – 6/29 

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  • Summer Art Session 3: Recycled Art

7/10 – 7/13 

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  • Summer Art Session 4: The Galaxy and Beyond

7/17 – 7/20

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  • Summer Art Session 5: Art in Motion – Kinetic Art

7/24 – 7/27

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  • Summer Art Session 6: Monumental Sculpture (only smaller)

7/31 – 8/03

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  • Summer Art Session 7: Creatures and Critters

8/07 – 8/10

  • Summer Art Session 8: Magic and Mystery

8/14 – 8/17 

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