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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QUICK LINKS:  Visual Arts preschool OR Elementary After-school CDL programs!

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 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, 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 Professional Development and Business Team Building opportunities.

Upcoming Events

FAMILY MAKING
LAB

Third Saturdays, 10-2pm
November 18 - Letter writing and Making, a gratitude workshop!

TEEN MAKING LAB
1st Fridays

1st Friday of each month, 7-9pm
Up Next - December 1
Make it yourself / materials exploration… a gift (or two!)

Holiday card making workshop

Oct. 25th - Nov. 15th, 6-8pm
Join us for this printmaking workshop focused on creating sets of cards!

Art+design studio
classes

ages 3 -14
once a week classes
exploring multiple mediums in a variety of ways!

Super community fun!

Art + Community = FUN!
Check out where we will be heading and where we have been in Asheville!

choose from 4 locations in avl!

M-F options from 2:30-5:30pm
Grades K-5
Open to students in both ACS and BCSschool systems

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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