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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.

07
Feb
2023

February Beginner Potter's Wheel

February 7, 2023 9:00 am - February 16, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

February Beginner Potters Wheel

All the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter’s wheel. We will make bowls (ex. berry bowls, soup bowls, colander, cereal bowls, etc) and cylinders (ex. Mugs, tumblers, sippers – based on the learning curve) and learn how to trim. Glazing will be covered the last class.

Class meets: February 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th 

07
Feb
2023

February Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project

February 7, 2023 1:00 pm - February 16, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

February Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project 1

February Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project:  Use this class and Open Studio time as a way to work on a specific project you have always wanted to start.  Bring ideas, sketches, pictures, and whatever personal research you have completed and the role of the teacher is to guide you through the process and help you complete your idea.  *It should be noted that not all ideas can be completed in 2 weeks and the time frame should be discussed with the instructor before starting.  This class is self-directed and the studio is open to other classes and open studio members.

Dates: February 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th

07
Feb
2023

Listening to the Land: Contemplative Nature Photography with Susan Patrice (online)

February 7, 2023 6:00 pm - March 14, 2023 7:30 pm
Instructor(s): Susan Patrice
$225 - Need-Based Scholarships Available

Bascom Web Banner Susan Patrice

Photographers of all levels are welcome and even seasoned practitioners should find value in this unique approach to the medium. Participants will be offered the opportunity to have their photographs juried into the Listening to the Land: Reimagining the Bartram Trail community exhibition in Fall 2023. 

04
Mar
2023

Full STEAM Ahead! Deepen Understanding of Science through the Arts - A Workshop for Educators

March 4, 2023 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Full Steam Ahead Science Art 3

You will experience active learning strategies to teach science and math through art, movement, dance, drama, and poetry. You will leave with practical tools you can use on Monday to spark curiosity, deepen engagement, and strengthen memory through the arts, in science and math.

Two professional development opportunities for Macon and Jackson County Teachers will take place at The Bascom in Highlands March 4 and April 15. Teachers will actively engage with the art in the Bascom and connect it to math or science. The Southeast Center for Arts Integration’s educators and teaching artists, who have decades of classroom experience, will lead the workshops. They will incorporate brain research, multiple intelligences and social emotional learning with the NC Standard Course of Studies in Math and English Language Arts, and Essential Standards in Science, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, and Dance.

07
Mar
2023

March Beginner Slab Work

March 7, 2023 9:00 am - March 16, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

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All the basics you will need to know about using the slab machine to make functional serving pieces from slump and hump molds.

Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th

07
Mar
2023

March Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project

March 7, 2023 1:00 pm - March 16, 2023 4:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

March Intermediate to Advanced Independent Project 1

Use this class and Open Studio time as a way to work on that specific project you have always wanted to start.  Bring ideas, sketches, pictures, and whatever personal research you have completed and the role of the teacher is to guide you through the process and help you complete your idea.  *It should be noted that not all ideas can be completed in 2 weeks and the time frame should be discussed with the instructor before starting.  This class is self-directed, the studio is open to other classes and open studio members. 

Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 16th 

13
Mar
2023

March Visiting Artist, Casey Engel "Surface Play"

March 13, 2023 9:00 am - March 22, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$185 (Members); $260 (Non-Members)

Casey Engle

Lines, color, pattern, and resist! This four day playful workshop will be loaded with instructional demos focusing on surface design – line, sgraffito, underglaze decals, wax resist techniques, sanding, and color mixing. In this course, students will work with a rich red clay body that provides a lot of potential with the use of drawing and layering colorful underglaze, slips, and decals. This class is designed for seasoned beginner, intermediate, and advanced students who have prior experience working with clay. Students will make forms independently however they feel the most comfortable either wheel throwing or handbuilding. 

Dates:  March 13, 15, 20, and 22nd.   Artist Talk, March 23 | 4:00-5:00 PM

04
Apr
2023

April Visiting Artist, Marga McBride "Creating a Lifelike Bust"

April 4, 2023 9:00 am - April 11, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$185 (Members); $260 (Non-Members)

Marga Hayes Creating a Lifelike Bust

Learn to form realistic features and facial expressions that add depth and soul to your work.  This ongoing class will teach you how to make a simple clay bust, model realistic faces, and demonstrate surface design and textures.  We will use a basic slab technique, cutting and assembling the pieces to form the bust, neck and head.  Additional clay is attached to form the features, clothing and hair. Underglazes may then be applied to begin the process of painting the work with patterns and stencils, to give your piece a unique surface of coloration and design.

Dates: April 4th, 5th, 6th, and 11th

15
Apr
2023

Full STEAM Ahead! Deepen Understanding of Math through the Arts - A Workshop for Educators

April 15, 2023 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Full Steam Ahead Science Art 2

You will experience active learning strategies to teach science and math through art, movement, dance, drama, and poetry. You will leave with practical tools you can use on Monday to spark curiosity, deepen engagement, and strengthen memory through the arts, in science and math.

Two professional development opportunities for Macon and Jackson County Teachers will take place at The Bascom in Highlands March 4 and April 15. Teachers will actively engage with the art in the Bascom and connect it to math or science. The Southeast Center for Arts Integration’s educators and teaching artists, who have decades of classroom experience, will lead the workshops. They will incorporate brain research, multiple intelligences and social emotional learning with the NC Standard Course of Studies in Math and English Language Arts, and Essential Standards in Science, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, and Dance. 

18
Apr
2023

April Beginner Potter’s Wheel

April 18, 2023 9:00 am - April 27, 2023 12:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$250 (Members); $325 (Non-Members)

April Beginner Potter wheel

All the basics you will need to know to get started working on the potter’s wheel.  We will make bowls (ex. berry bowls, soup bowls, colander, cereal bowls, etc) and cylinders (ex. Mugs, tumblers, sippers – based on the learning curve) and learn how to trim.  Glazing will be covered the last class.

Dates: 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, and 27th

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Visit: 323 Franklin Road
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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.