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Arts & Entertainment The Bascom is offering classes in advanced ceramics, pottery, print-making and more

Hayne Bayless, whose work is pictured, will teach Learning to Work with the Extruder, Tuesday-Friday, July 26-29 at The Bascom. For information about The Bascom, call (828)526-4949 or visit www.TheBascom.org.The Bascom’s outstanding workshops and programs for the summer of 2011 continue with Frank Vickery’s Ceramics – Advanced Techniques, Tuesday through Saturday, July 19-23. This five-day class will concentrate on advanced wheel throwing techniques such as making lids, handles and multiple forms fit together.

— From Tuesday to Friday, July 26-29, Hayne Bayless leads Learning to Work with the Extruder. This workshop pays attention to the many facets of hand-building pottery with a special focus on the creative use of the sometimes undervalued tool – the extruder.

— Using the photographic eye to make selections from the landscape, begin Painting: From Photos to Photorealism with the camera, take the studies to the classroom and convey them to the canvas with artistin- residence, Adrian Deckbar.

— Have a meaningful day creating together, as a family, on Saturday, July 30 with The Family Art Experience’s "Monet’s Water Lilies.” Everyone loves the soft, dreamy and colorful affect achieved by the Impressionists. Fayne Ansley will guide students as they create their own impressions of Monet’s Water Lilies.

Two major exhibitions through September at The Bascom are:

— Grounded in Nature: Paper, a three-dimensional handcrafted sculpture by Charleston based paper artist Jocelyn Chateauvert. Sponsored by Frances Bunzl.

— The Frank Stella: American Master exhibition features monumental printmaking, mixed media and sculptural works on loan from Florida collector Preston H Haskell and Albright-Knox Gallery in New York. The exhibition is sponsored by anonymous patrons, Norman Askins, Gail and Tim Hughes, and Beth and Jim Nellis.

Exhibitions at The Bascom are always free and open to the public.

The Bascom is now open year-round - Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. For more information, to register for these and other Bascom workshop offerings, visit www.TheBascom.org or call (828)526-4949.


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