R+W Creative Campus ButtonRoots + 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.

More than most traditional art classes or creative after-school programs, Roots + Wings School of Art and Design provides a unique curriculum carefully built on a design-thinking platform. (read more)

Do you need care for Elementary School Teacher Workday and Early Release days in ACS or BCS?

Our After-school Community Design Lab program offers coverage options at our new Creative Campus location for all of Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools! (click here)


chalk drawingIf you haven’t heard already – we have a new location!  The Roots + Wings Creative Campus is located at 573 Fairview Road in Asheville’s Oakley neighborhood.  Come check us out!  And follow us on Instagram @rootswingsarts!


“Roots & Wings Summer Art Camp exceeded all expectations! What incredible project to work on. My daughter, Kate, 6, had the opportunity to work in new mediums and her creativity and individuality were encouraged.  Melissa, her instructor created a nurturing environment that allowed Kate to feel comfortable to create and explore the depths of her imagination.  We will definitely be signing up for more sessions!”
-Karen, Summer Art Camp parent

“Ginger’s school is the best thing that’s happened for our son. He has learned so much and everyday he is so proud of what he has created or learned. Most of all, he LOVES going to school. Ginger is thoughtful and intentional about her curriculum and is an amazing teacher. We are so lucky to have her and Roots and Wings in our community!!”
-Caroline, Visual Arts Preschool parent

“My daughter’s experience at Roots + Wings School of Art helped build her confidence, not only with the art mediums, but also helped build skills in listening to a teacher and social interaction with her peers.”
– Michelle, Monthly Art Session parent

“At Roots + Wings, my son gets individual attention and loving validation of his interests, which makes all the difference. The space is cheerful and clean and safe. It’s hard to get my son to leave at the end of the preschool day!”
-Alana, Visual Arts Preschool parent

“You should frame all of my art!”
-Sadie, Monthly Art Session student

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