cultivating creative minds

Roots + Wings School of Art and Design nurtures and encourages the natural creativity within people of all ages through innovative art and design education, community collaboration, and a focus on both local and global impact.

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.
Want to know more about the who, what and how of Roots + Wings?  Take a moment to peruse our ABOUT menu. 

Connect with us anytime at 828.545.4827 or info@rootsandwingsarts.com

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What We Offer

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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 Spring and Summer 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, Spring and Summer Creativity Camps, TEEN Mentorships or Custom Lessons.

Birthday Celebrations and Portfolio Intensives are also options!

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For ADULTS

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 unique and customized Teacher Training, Curriculum Consulting and Corporate Dream Team Intensives..

Upcoming Events

 Join us THIS Saturday, July 14 from 2-6pm at the Mothlight...click above for details!

Join us THIS Saturday, July 14 from 2-6pm at the Mothlight...click above for details!

FAMILY MAKING
LAB

Third Saturdays
We will resume in September!
Join us!

TEEN MAKING LAB
1st Fridays

1st Friday of each month
7-9pm
We will resume in Septebmer
Join us!

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Monday evenings BYO project or pick up one of our kits / $5 drop in
AND Ctrl X series once a month!

Donation based childcare available! 

CREATING CHANGE
WORKSHOPS

Check out our unique community workshop series that directly support Roots + Wings outreach and scholarships.
 

creativity CAMPS + design studios

We have a few MORE camps online!
Morning and Afternoon options
Ages 3-5 and Grades K-8

ART + DESIGN STUDIOS CLASSES

Get your fall schedules started! 
enroll your kiddos in our once a week classes!  (September - November)
Ages 3 - 14!

  Purchase a Roots + Wings T-shirt, Gift card or Sticker for someone special anytime!  Click on image above for more...

Purchase a Roots + Wings T-shirt, Gift card or Sticker for someone special anytime!  Click on image above for more...


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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Connect with us anytime at 828.545.4827 or info@rootsandwingsarts.com