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Events

The Bascom is working towards creating a more integrated and user-friendly experience for our visitors. Please read the following information to familiarize yourself with the process.

How does it work?

Whenever you register for a class or workshop online, you'll be prompted to create a user account during the registration process. The information you provide there can then be used to log in here.

  1. Register for a Workshop
  2. Create your username and password during the registration process
  3. Check your email (Don't see it in your inbox? Check your junk/spam folder and mark it as not junk/spam)
  4. Click on the activation link in the email and... Voila! You're good to go!

What's it good for?

Right now, this portal will be used specifically for managing your class and workshop registrations, but there will be a lot more coming soon. Stay tuned!


 

 


10
Aug
2022

Painting Flowers in Oil- Alive with Color, Paint and Passion!

August 10, 2022 10:00 am - August 12, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Pat Fiorello
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Learn to paint flowers in oil directly with a loose and fresh approach in this 3 day workshop. Pat will share a simple approach to painting flowers using a base of transparent paints followed by opaque paints.

19
Aug
2022

Places We Go

August 19, 2022 9:00 am - August 21, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Kim Bernadas
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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In this 3 day, hands on workshop, students will learn how to sculpt in 2 dimensional relief.

24
Aug
2022

Painting an Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

August 24, 2022 9:00 am - August 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Marc Chatov
$500 for Members; $550 for Non-Members

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Chatov’s workshop environments are casual, encouraging, and informative. This workshop will be centered on painting a portrait alla prima which is a wet into wet application, generally in one sitting.

01
Sep
2022

The Art of Expressive Landscapes with Acrylic Paints

September 1, 2022 10:00 am - September 2, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): David Skinner
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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This two-day painting work shop will cover the fundamentals of how to create a dynamic landscape painting using acrylic paints. The primary focus of the workshop will be to explore the medium of acrylic paints and their versatility.

06
Sep
2022

Melting Magic - Encaustics

September 6, 2022 10:00 am - September 9, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Sue Fazio
$400 for Members; $450 for Non-Members

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Let your creative blocks melt away with this exuberant experience with the oldest form of painting (think Egyptian mummy portraits)!

07
Sep
2022

Youth Pottery: Bowls, Bowls, Bowls!

September 7, 2022 3:30 pm - September 21, 2022 5:00 pm
Instructor(s):
$120.00

The September installment invites our younger artists to help us fight hunger as part of our Empty Bowls project. Learn to throw bowls, have fun, and do it all for a good cause! This workshop meets for a total of three(3) sessions from 3:30 - 5:00pm on September 7th, 14th, and 21st. The tuition is $120/person and includes all three sessions. Appropriate for students ages 5 and up.

14
Sep
2022

How to Create Better Paintings with Irish Born Master of Color, Hugh O'Neill

September 14, 2022 10:00 am - September 16, 2022 4:00 pm
Instructor(s): Hugh O'Neill
$450 (Members); $500 (Non-Members)

Web BannerThis dynamic workshop is designed for all levels and for most mediums. Learn how to create strong, vibrant paintings with fluid and confident brush work. You will be taught how to see more clearly and learn how to mix vibrant colors that enhance, and that are vital to any style of art. Hugh O’Neill will teach you by example, by demonstrating while he explains and describes each key point he makes, which is insightful and immediate for all participants. You will also receive very useful critiques at certain times throughout the workshop.

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.

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.

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