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Adult 21 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 4 Events

All Ages 2 Events

16
Sep
2022

Expressing Place with Pots that Pour

September 16, 2022 9:00 am - September 18, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Nathan Goddard
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Using pots that pour, like teapots, ewers, pitchers, and flasks, we will explore the concept of place and expressive surface design, through texture, line, design and slip/underglaze transfers. Utilizing Speedball Underglazes, Screens, and supplies.

21
Sep
2022

From Realism to Abstraction

September 21, 2022 10:00 am - September 23, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Karen Weihs
$450 for Members; $500 for Non-Members

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Simplification is the main focus of this class. An overview of techniques to use in your realistic or abstraction work with oil painting is our goal. Karen teaches two ways of using very limited usage of oil paints to learn palette knife techniques.

29
Sep
2022

Still-life in Oils with Gina Brown: Alternate Session

September 29, 2022 9:00 am - September 30, 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.

04
Oct
2022

Resident Artist Series: Beginner Potter's Wheel Making PUMPKINS! (October)

October 4, 2022 10:00 am - October 13, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The October 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. In honor of the season, we'll be making PUMPKINS! The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on October 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th.

14
Oct
2022

11th Annual Studio Barn Pottery Show

October 14, 2022 10:00 am - October 15, 2022 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
Free

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The fall installment of our 11th annual pottery shows will be held on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th 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.

17
Oct
2022

Big Pots Through History

October 17, 2022 9:00 am - October 21, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kate Waltman and Bryce Brisco
$750 for Members; $800 for Non-Members

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This 5 day, hands on intensive workshop will explore the art and history of making “BIG POTS”. Kate will teach a physically accessible large pot making process with roots in ancient Thailand.

08
Nov
2022

Resident Artist Series: Beginner Slab Work (November)

November 8, 2022 10:00 am - November 17, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

The November installment of our Resident Artist Series will focus on providing you with all the basics you will need to know about using hand building techniques and the slab machine to make christmas ornaments, gnomes, and other related holiday projects. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on November 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th.

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Visit: 323 Franklin Road
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Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
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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.