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Family Day 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 11 am - 2 pm


Be a part of the Bascom family! Join us for free art-making, music, snacks, and more as we celebrate creativity, community and the outdoors at The Bascom. 

See the activity list below. For more information, contact Will Barclift, Director of Community Outreach,, 828-787-2897.

Main Building

The Poetry and Pottery of Dave Drake Exhibition Reception

Nature Trail

Bio Blitz with Kevin Fitzpatrick

Partner Play with Yoga Highlands, 11:30 – 12:00


The Ultimate Selfie

Big Brothers Big Sisters Info Booth

Music by Zori, 12:00 – 1:00

Stories, Dance, and Chants with Cherokee Friends, 1:00 – 2:00

Studio Barn

Empty Bowls with Bianca Colangelo

Face Jugs* with Rob Withrow - * Pre-Registration is Required for Face Jugs. Click here!

Youth Pottery Sale, Featuring Works by Faith Potts


Woodturning with WNC Woodturners

Printmaking with Grant Benoit

Community Knitters

Face Painting with Anna McKibben and Elyssa Amundrud

Watercolor with Brendan Best

Youth Photography Sale, Featuring Works by Noah Carver

D-I-Y Paper Houses

Build Your Own Community

Games with Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau

Creature Masks with Byron Tenesaca

Sphero Robot Action Painting with Mrs. Love


Self-Serve Nachos


Prizes & Giveaways

Free Storybook from Brittney Burns

Art Raffle Items

Thanks to the Friends of Family Day!

Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau

Dave Drake Studio Barn Members

Fresh Rosemary Café

Macon County News

Macon County Schools

All Volunteers

Western Carolina Woodturners

Yoga Highlands

Family Day is Free. Please do not use the below Registration feature.

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Not seeing the date or program for you? Call us at 828-526-4949 to plan an Art by Appointment session around your schedule and your needs.

Members: If you are registering for a class or workshop for adults, please login to the member area before adding items to your shopping cart to take advantage of the discounted pricing we provide on some of our offerings. If you are a new member please call 828-526-4949 for details on your Education discount or contact us here if you have questions. Thank you!

Financial Assistance: Art classes can be costly, but we do not want financial constraints to prevent you from participating in our educational offerings. That is why we offer need-based scholarships. If you need financial aid, please download the Scholarship Application or contact our Community Outreach Department. Scholarships are generously sponsored by Jane Woodruff.
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Refund Policy: The Bascom reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum enrollment and refunds will be made. In the event a student requests cancellation prior to 30 days of class/workshop commencement, he/she will be offered a course transfer or refund, less a $50 processing fee. If a student cancels within 30 days prior to the first day of class, no refund will be made.

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Highlands, NC 28741
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