Students work on their journals in one of the classrooms at The Bascom.
Highlands is a lovely little mountain town, with charming shops, nestled in the southern edge of the Smoky Mountains.
We sketched all over the campus, then retreated to RainWater, a mountain-top, parklike setting where a group of homes will eventually be built.
The view from there was awesome!
But soon those clouds you see in the distance brought thunder, lightning and heavy rain, prompting our retreat.
This was my first time at The Bascom, and I found it to be a delightful place to teach. I'll be going back in October, to teach an advanced class in Illustrated Journaling, "MORE Journaling in Ink & Watercolor."