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The Bascom's Education Department is committed to providing life-enriching experiences through comprehensive arts education for children and adults. We offer a variety of educational programs which include workshops, ongoing classes, Art by Appointment, Open Studio Packages, field trips, demonstrations, community classes, and clubs - designed to meet the needs of artists of all skill levels.

Registration

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

Prefer to resister over the phone?
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.

The Bascom's Education Department is committed to providing life-enriching experiences through comprehensive arts education for children and adults. Our lectures and seminars are designed to provide informative and educational opportunities for artists of all skill levels in a variety of mediums.

Registration

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

Prefer to resister over the phone?
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.


 

One of the great benefits to becoming a member of The Bascom is having the opportunity to participate with like-minded individuals in one of the clubs or artist groups that convene on our campus.

04
Oct
2022

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

October 4, 2022 10:00 am - October 14, 2022 12:00 pm
Instructor(s): Frank Vickery
$185.00

Beginner Potter’s Wheel making PUMPKINS!!!  All the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter’s wheel.  We will make pumpkins in honor of the season. The class meets from 10am - 12pm/noon on: October 5th, 6th, 11th, 13th

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

06
Oct
2022

Exhibition Reception: Tapping into Tone

October 6, 2022 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Instructor(s):
Free

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Join us for a free public reception celebrating Tapping into Tone:  Musical Instruments of Southern Appalachia.  

 

 

07
Oct
2022

Tapping into Tone: Guest Curator Talk

October 7, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s):
Free
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Join us at The Bascom as we welcome guest curator, Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth for a talk on our exhibition, Tapping into Tone.  Friday, October 7, 4:00 pm | FREE
 
Our fifth installment in our Craft to Art series covers Musical Instruments and their history of use, importance in defining regional culture, material construction, and evolution of design in Southern Appalachia.
 
12
Oct
2022

Youth Pottery: Clay Pumpkins

October 12, 2022 3:30 pm - October 26, 2022 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$120.00

Join the Halloween fun! The October installment of our Youth Pottery series provides the opportunity to create clay pumpkins using the pinch pot method, then decorating our creations using cut outs and faces! This workshop meets for a total of three(3) sessions from 3:30 - 5:00pm on October 12th, 19th, and 26th. The tuition is $120/person and includes all three sessions. Appropriate for students ages 5 and up.

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.

02
Nov
2022

Youth Pottery: Christmas Ornaments & Clay Gingerbread Houses

November 2, 2022 3:30 pm - November 16, 2022 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$120.00

Get into the holiday spirit with the November installment of our Youth Pottery series! Learn to make lidded containers using the slab machine, a skill that can then be applied to creating your own Christmas ornaments and clay gingerbread houses. This workshop meets for a total of three(3) sessions from 3:30 - 5:00pm on November 2nd, 9th, and 16th. The tuition is $120/person and includes all three sessions. Appropriate for students ages 5 and up.

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

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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.