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Adult 28 Events

The Bascom's Education Department is committed to providing life-enriching experiences through comprehensive arts education for children and adults. Our classes and workshops are designed to meet the needs of artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums.

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To register for any of our classes or workshops, simply click the REGISTER button for that class or workshop.

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Call 828.526.4949.

REFUND POLICY (Please Read)

50% of your tuition payment is a non-refundable deposit. In the event that a student requests cancellation prior to 45 days of class/workshop commencement, he/she will be offered a course transfer or refund of 50% of the tuition payment. If a student cancels within 45 days prior to the first day of class, no refund will be made. The Bascom reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum enrollment, and full refunds will be issued.


 

Youth 6 Events

All Ages 2 Events

25
May
2022

The Art of Abstract

May 25, 2022 10:00 am - May 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Les Newman
$500 for Members; $550 for Non-Members

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This three-day workshop is designed for the New and or Experienced Abstract Artist working with acrylic painting materials. Open to those who are familiar with acrylics and a basic understanding of color or want to experiment with new ways.

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

01
Jun
2022

Beginning Oils: Still Life with Limited Palette

June 1, 2022 10:00 am - June 3, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Andrew Trosman
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-members

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Create paintings using three principles: line, tone and color.

07
Jun
2022

Resident Artist Series: Beginner Potter's Wheel (June)

June 7, 2022 10:00 am - June 16, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The June installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on providing you with all the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter's wheel. We will make bowls and cylinders. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on June 7th, 8th, 9th, and 16th.

08
Jun
2022

Free the Art! For Macon and Jackson County Residents

June 8, 2022 10:00 am - June 10, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
Free!

Free the Art Camp for Macon and Jackson County Residents

Locals join The Bascom annually for this summer kick-off to all things kid creative. Explore drawing, painting, mixed-media, and more!

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

09
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 9, 2022 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s): Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Free

Join Debra at the Bascom from 9:30 – 10:30 am on June 9, 16, 23, and 30 for mornings of mindfulness and art.

15
Jun
2022

Keys to Colorful and Professional Oil Paintings

June 15, 2022 10:00 am - June 17, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): John Guernsey
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Successful oil paintings don’t just happen; they’re the result of the careful study and understanding of a few key concepts. In this workshop we’ll isolate and explore those concepts in a series of small studies, and combine them into larger projects.

16
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 16, 2022 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s): Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Free

Join Debra at the Bascom from 9:30 – 10:30 am on June 9, 16, 23, and 30 for mornings of mindfulness and art.

22
Jun
2022

Youth Summer Workshop: Recycled Art

June 22, 2022 10:00 am - June 24, 2022 1:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$175.00

Youth Summer Workshop: Recycled 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

23
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 23, 2022 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s): Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Free

Join Debra at the Bascom from 9:30 – 10:30 am on June 9, 16, 23, and 30 for mornings of mindfulness and art.

24
Jun
2022

Expect the Unexpected – A Clay Workshop with Cold Finishes and Solid Sculpting

June 24, 2022 9:00 am - June 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kelly Thiel
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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This will be an action-packed class for all levels of sculptors! We will be taking some time in the beginning of class to work on finishing – with underglazes and/or engobes, dry clays, acrylic paint and inks.

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