Roots + Wings School of Art and Design nurtures and encourages the natural creativity within students of all ages through innovative design, dynamic art education and community collaboration.

Starting with pre-school through high school and beyond, students at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design learn the principles of design and art expression while applying innovative and creative problem-solving skills to real-life situations within their communities.
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What We Offer


For Little Kids

Our Visual Arts Preschool is a school year program that fosters creativity and promotes early development in problem solving, critical thinking, cognitive concepts, social interaction and increased physical health through art-making and the exploration of the world’s many forms of visual art and design. 

We offer Art + Design Studios and Creativity Camps for our youngest makers to enrich their development outside of school.

We also offer customized Birthday Celebrations and Custom Lessons for children 3 and up!

For Big Kids 

Our After-School Community Design Lab Programs—offered at Claxton + Vance Elementary, and the R+W Creative Campus —engage students in academics, critical thinking and innovation through principles of art and design, community enrichment, culture and movement.

Students, grades K-12, can go deeper exploring a specific medium or honing their artistic vision in our various Art + Design Studios, Creativity Camps or Custom Lessons.

Birthday Celebrations and Portfolio Intensives are also options!



We are proud to offer Adult Studio classes and workshops, along with unique Community Classes, Workshops and Events for various ages at our Creative Campus.  Our instructors work with students on exploring a variety of mediums, tools and techniques.  Our Private Event options can be customized for your party, fundraiser or other creative idea!

Our Adult Studios and Making Labs are open to people of all experience levels looking to expand their capabilities.  

We also offer Professional Development and Business Team Building opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Fall art + design classes

September - November!!  All mediums
Ages 3 - 14


Explore the world of color + painting!
October 4-25

Adults, ages 16+ 
$65 + $5 materials


First Saturday of each month

$15 drop in fee

Making lab open studios

1st Friday Teens, 7-9pm - Ages 12-18
+ look for our Family Making Labs...

Curious About Printmaking?

Printmaking for all!!
October 19 - November 9

Adults, ages 16+ 
$65 + $10 materials


Tuesdays, Nov. 1 - Dec. 6, $80
Ages 8-9, 4:15-5:15pm
Ages 10-12, 5:30-6:30pm

life drawing

1st + Last Sundays 12:45-3pm, Drop in!
$10 ($7 teachers or students)

reflections: slowing down

Mondays, November 14 + 21
ages 16+
Join us as we create works that reflect on this season of gratitude.  

drawing your best

Nov. 1 - Dec. 6

Ages 10-14

Don't miss out on our amazing After-school programs!

Enroll your child in our Elementary After-school Community Design Lab program for the 2016-17 school year. 
(we have space at our R+W Creative Campus location - open to any K-5th grader!

Roots + Wings Creative Campus

Located at 573 Fairview Rd. in the Oakley neighborhood, our new Roots + Wings Creative Campus is our new home base!  But aside from our own space in the building, we have room for other creative movers and shakers! Check it out...

Looking for an event venue, studio or creative space for your business?

Are you searching for a unique space to rent for yourself, a company or an organization?  Take a look at the spaces we have available at the Roots + Wings Creative Campus.  Amazing facilities in the sweet Oakley neighborhood of Asheville.  We have a few unique and affordable spaces remaining for rent on an hourly or monthly basis! There is even a professional sound studio on site.  Come join our community!  


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