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Youth Pottery Worshops


The Bascom’s Ceramics Department offers young artists an opportunity to have fun, while helping developing style, technique, form, and concept. Classes incorporate a variety of techniques using the potter’s wheel, slab roller, and hand building methods. 
Must register for entire section.
Registration is at the bottom of this page.

January: Beginning Throwing/Learn the basics of wheel throwing by making cups, mugs, and bowls.
January 10th, 17th, 24th 
10 am – Noon and 3:15 – 5 pm 
Ages: 8 and up 
Fee: $60
 
February: Slab treasure boxes and other lidded containers/Learning to use the slab roller to create lidded containers. 
February 7th, 14th, 21st 
10 am – Noon and 3:15 – 5 pm  
Ages: 5 and up 
Fee: $60

March: Coil pots/Using the coiling method to create vases, jars, and other forms. 
March 7th, 14th, 21st 
10 am – Noon and 3:15 to 5 pm 
Ages: 5 and up 
Fee: $60  

April: Fairy Houses and Creatures/Using hand building techniques to learn how to make little houses and animals. 
April 11th, 18th, 25th 
10 am – Noon and 3:15 – 5 pm 
Ages: 5 and up 
Fee: $60  

May: Throw and Handle/Learn how to apply handles, lids, etc to your thrown forms. 
May 2nd, 9th, and 16th
10 am – Noon and 3:15 - 5
Ages: 8 and up Fee: $60  

June: Wheel 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   

September: Throw, Throw, Throw/Tips for making a set so they look alike.
September 5th, 12th, 26th
10 am – Noon and 3:15 – 5 pm
Ages: 8 and up
Fee: $60  

October: Clay Pumpkins/Using the pinch pot, we will create pumpkins and then decorate using cut outs and faces.
October 10th, 17th, 24th
10 am – Noon and 3:15 – 5 pm
Ages: 5 and up
Fee: $60  

November Youth Pottery: Love is the sound of a potter’s wheel/Back to the basics to make ourselves better potters!
November 7th and 14th 
10 am – Noon and 3:15 – 5 pm 
Ages: 8 and up Fee: $40


Youth Workshop Pricing/ 10 am - Noon
January 10, 17, 24 $60
February 7, 14, 21 $60
March 7, 14 , 21 $60
April 11, 18, 25 $60
May 2, 9, 16 $60
June 18 - 22 $200
July 16 - 20 $200
August 8, 15, 22 $60
September 5, 12, 26 $60
October 10, 17, 24 $60
November 7, 14 $40
Youth Workshop Pricing/ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
January 10, 17, 24 $60
February 7, 14, 21 $60
March 7, 14 , 21 $60
April 11, 18, 25 $60
May 2, 9, 16 $60
August 8, 15, 22 $60
September 5, 12, 26 $60
October 10, 17, 24 $60
November 7, 14 $40

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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.

828-526-4949
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741
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