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The Bascom is working towards creating a more integrated and user-friendly experience for our visitors. Please read the following information to familiarize yourself with the process.

How does it work?

Whenever you register for a class or workshop online, you'll be prompted to create a user account during the registration process. The information you provide there can then be used to log in here.

  1. Register for a Workshop
  2. Create your username and password during the registration process
  3. Check your email (Don't see it in your inbox? Check your junk/spam folder and mark it as not junk/spam)
  4. Click on the activation link in the email and... Voila! You're good to go!

What's it good for?

Right now, this portal will be used specifically for managing your class and workshop registrations, but there will be a lot more coming soon. Stay tuned!


 

 


06
Jul
2022

Introduction to Woodturning

July 6, 2022 9:00 am - July 8, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): TBD
$375 for Members; $425 for Non-Members

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Turn beautiful and functional items from wood. We will develop the skills necessary to turn beads, coves, and straight cuts. We will combine these basic cuts to create pieces such as rolling pins, mallets, bud vases, goblets, and bowls.

06
Jul
2022

Youth Summer Workshop: The Galaxy and Beyond

July 6, 2022 10:00 am - July 8, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Youth Summer Workshop: The Galzxy and Beyond

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.

Ages 7 - 12

07
Jul
2022

Artist Talk & Reception: Japanese Pottery Making with Takuro and Hitomi Shibata

July 7, 2022 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Bascome2022 01Join Japanese potters Takuro and Hitomi Shibata for an artist talk followed by a reception on Thursday, July 7th from 4 - 5pm. This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

08
Jul
2022

Japanese Pottery Making

July 8, 2022 9:00 am - July 10, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Takuro & Hitomi Shibata
$600 for Members; $650 for Non-Members

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In this 3 day, hands on workshop, students will learn how to create various utilitarian pottery forms. The class meets July 8th - 10th from 9am - 4pm with a one-hour break at noon.

12
Jul
2022

Painting Smarter, Not Harder

July 12, 2022 9:00 am - July 15, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Bill Davidson
$650 for Members; $700 for Non-Members

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In this workshop, we will explore techniques to paint smarter (not harder), to see better, and to eliminate confusing mental thoughts that might hamper your creative process.

13
Jul
2022

Art in Motion - Kinetic Art

July 13, 2022 10:00 am - July 15, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Youth Summer Workshop: Art in Motion - Kinetic Art

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.

Ages 7 - 12

15
Jul
2022

Collector's Talk with Kirk Moore

July 15, 2022 3:00 pm -4:00 pm
Instructor(s):
Free

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Mark your calendars for a collector's talk at The Bascom on July 15 as we are joined by special guest speaker, Kirk Moore (owner of Oakleaf), collector of southern art. Moore will speak about southern art, drawing parallels between his experiences and our current exhibition Imaginary Landscapes during his talk, Sense of Place, One Person's Travels Through the Southern Imaginary Landscape.  

20
Jul
2022

Youth Summer Workshop: Creatures and Critters

July 20, 2022 10:00 am - July 22, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Youth Summer Workshop: Creatures and Critters

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.

Ages 7 - 12

21
Jul
2022

Still-life in Oils with Gina Brown

July 21, 2022 9:00 am - July 22, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Gina Brown
$500 for Members; $550 for Non-Members

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This 2 day still life oil painting workshop is for all level artists, *beginners to advanced, that want to learn a new style of painting that results in loose and free paintings.

22
Jul
2022

11th Annual Studio Barn Pottery Show

July 22, 2022 10:00 am - July 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
Free

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The summer installment of our 11th annual pottery shows will be held on Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd from 10am - 5pm in the historic Dave Drake Studio, formerly known as Crane’s Riding Stable. Enjoy wonderful and beautiful handmade pottery including both functional wares and sculpture. All work is made by studio members and made in the Dave Drake Studio. Contact Frank Vickery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Exhibitions & Shop:
Tuesday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm

Studio Barn Hours:
Monday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm
Sunday; 12pm/Noon - 5pm

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Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at http://www.ncarts.org.

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.