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Classes & Workshops

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.

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.

28
Jun
2022

Abstraction in Acrylics & Gouache

June 28, 2022 10:00 am - July 1, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Larry Moore
$650 (Members); $700 (Non-Members)

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In this 4 day class we will cover the fundamentals of abstract art. It’s not specifically a non-objective (pure abstract) class, you get to decide the level of abstraction you wish to explore. It is more a learn-how-to-think kind of a class where you will receive a process that you can do on your own at home.

30
Jun
2022

A Place of Mindfulness – An Exploration of Self and Art

June 30, 2022 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s):
Free

Mindfulness plays a key role in the enjoyment of art and place. To deeply appreciate art and the places we inhabit, we must be present and open to taking in colors, textures, and shapes. Equally important is an awareness of the feelings that these images and places evoke. Through gentle movement, deep breathing, and brief meditations, participants will practice present-moment awareness and will engage with art and place. These same skills of presence, acceptance, and awareness are requisites for living life fully. Take home simple mindfulness strategies designed to enrich your life each day. The series is suitable for all adults. Participants need not have any previous experience with mindfulness or movement to benefit from the series.


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

Debra Alvis, Ph.D., C-IAYT is a licensed psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and therapeutic yoga educator. She has a personal mindfulness practice of over three decades and has taught mindfulness for more than twenty years. She has offered Morning Mindfulness at the Georgia Museum of Art for the last ten years and has served as a mindfulness consultant and leadership trainer for the National Association of Art Educators. Debra finds joy in sharing mindfulness and gentle movement with others.

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

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

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.

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Whether you fell in love with a piece or were moved by an exhibit, inspired by an instructor, had a blast in our smART Space, or any other wonderful experience at The Bascom, we want to hear about it!

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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.