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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.


 

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

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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.

23
Mar
2023

Casey Engel Artist Talk

March 23, 2023 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Casey Engle

Join us for an artist talk with visiting artist, Casey Engel.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Casey Engel is an interdisciplinary artist primarily working in textiles, printmaking, and ceramics. In 2015, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since graduating, she has worked at various fine art print shops throughout Chicago as well as Western North Carolina; such as, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Starshaped Press, the Evanston Art Center, and Starfangled Press. She was the Gallery Manager and a Studio Assistant at Odyssey ClayWorks and currently teaches there.  Casey has exhibited throughout Western North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Washington and Chicago, IL.

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. 

04
May
2023

Travis Owens Artist Talk

May 4, 2023 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

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Please join us for an artist talk with Jugtown Potter, Travis Owens.  This event is free and open to the public. 

01
Jun
2023

Katherine Maloney Artist Talk

June 1, 2023 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
FREE

Katherine Maloney

Please join us for an artist talk with potter Katherine Maloney. 

09
Jun
2023

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection Session 1: Choosing Presence in Each Moment

June 9, 2023 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s): Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
FREE

Mindfulness

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection

In keeping with the Bascom’s annual theme, the 2023 Mindfulness Series will explore the origins of mindfulness through the lens of interconnection. Art and mindfulness each offer humanity the opportunity to step beyond isolation and into belongingness. Viewing art, communing with nature, or practicing mindfulness can facilitate transformative experiences of oneness – a felt sense that we are a part of a whole, of something larger.

16
Jun
2023

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection Session 2: Awakening the Loving Heart

June 16, 2023 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s): Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
FREE

Mindfulness 1

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection

In keeping with the Bascom’s annual theme, the 2023 Mindfulness Series will explore the origins of mindfulness through the lens of interconnection. Art and mindfulness each offer humanity the opportunity to step beyond isolation and into belongingness. Viewing art, communing with nature, or practicing mindfulness can facilitate transformative experiences of oneness – a felt sense that we are a part of a whole, of something larger.

23
Jun
2023

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection Session 3: Trusting Life's Unfolding

June 23, 2023 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s): Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
FREE

 Mindfulness 2

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection

In keeping with the Bascom’s annual theme, the 2023 Mindfulness Series will explore the origins of mindfulness through the lens of interconnection. Art and mindfulness each offer humanity the opportunity to step beyond isolation and into belongingness. Viewing art, communing with nature, or practicing mindfulness can facilitate transformative experiences of oneness – a felt sense that we are a part of a whole, of something larger.

30
Jun
2023

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection Session 4: The Interconnection of All Things

June 30, 2023 9:30 am -10:30 am
Instructor(s): Debra Alvis, Ph.D.
FREE

 Mindfulness 3

Mindful Origins – Presence, Trust, Awakened Heart, and Interconnection

In keeping with the Bascom’s annual theme, the 2023 Mindfulness Series will explore the origins of mindfulness through the lens of interconnection. Art and mindfulness each offer humanity the opportunity to step beyond isolation and into belongingness. Viewing art, communing with nature, or practicing mindfulness can facilitate transformative experiences of oneness – a felt sense that we are a part of a whole, of something larger.

29
Sep
2023

Three Potters Artist Talk: Guest Speaker Michael Sherrill

September 29, 2023 4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Instructor(s): Michael Sherrill
FREE

Please join us for an artist talk with guest speaker Michael Sherrill.   

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Wednesday - Saturday; 10am - 4pm

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Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm

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Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

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.