Adult Studios

We offer weekly classes and one-off workshops and retreats for adults of all experience levels looking for creative exploration and development.  Ages 16+

Permission to Play

Learn just enough to be dangerous. 

Every time you start over you have a chance at a new understanding of yourself.  Being a ‘Perpetual Beginner’ is about seeing the world in different ways and discovering an endless array of paths and possibilities.  Join us for our ever changing unique experiences as a series or drop in for the sessions that pique your curiosity.
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Create the framed Self-portrait you never knew you could!

Sunday, September 23,
(REGISTER by FRIDAY, Sept. 21)

$350 per person, materials and 12x16 frame included
located at R+W Creative Campus
Work with Ginger in chalk and collage on your own translation of self.
Max 5 artworks (collaborators may work in pairs on a single artwork)
Collaborator keeps the work, and is supplied with a frame at the conclusion of the session.  Read more here...



Glass Mosaic Panel & Suncatchers

Saturday, September 29, 1:30—3:30pm
$20 per adult, kids free, materials included
located at R+W Creative Campus

Family friendly class making mosaic glass panels & suncatchers. Families can work together on both or kids can do suncatchers on their own. 

Explore geometry, color and light in this workshop. Instructor Emily Eldridge will teach mosaic design techniques to make a glass mosaic panel. All levels of experience are welcome to join.


Waste Not, Want Not

Alternate title: Death to Plastic—our fall Permission to Play series!


Seasonal Clothing Swap + Mending Party

Sunday, November 4, 1-4 pm
Family-friendly, $7/person

It's time to put away our summer clothes and get out the winter coats: a perfect chance to clear out clothes you don't wear and mend the ones you're wearing out. Bring your unwanted clothes regardless of size or season and swap with others. Dressing rooms will be available! We'll make sure any clothes left at the end of the swap find new homes or good uses.

At the mending station, we'll have notions, sewing machines, and help available to repair clothes. Repairs can blend in, or you can make a statement with beautiful visible mending! All experience levels welcome!



Beeswax Wraps

Wednesday, November 14, 6-8 p.m.
16+, $10/person, all materials supplied.

Gear up for Thanksgiving by making waste-free beeswax wraps to help keep your leftovers fresh! 

Instructor and enemy of plastic Jess Speer will lead the group in making beautiful and functional alternatives to plastic wrap. Beeswax wraps use the heat from your hands to mold to plates, bowls, blocks of cheese, and all kinds of other things. Care is easy (rinse with cool water) and they're reusable for up to a year, at which point you can wax them again and keep going until it's threadbare!



Greener Gift Wrap

Saturday, December 15, 2-4 p.m.
Family-friendly, $15/person, all materials supplied (except the gifts)

Every year, Americans spend over $7 billion on wrapping paper alone, and most wrapping paper either can't be recycled or is so hard to process that most recyclers don't bother trying. What's a conscientious gift-giver to do? 

Come to this workshop with your unwrapped gifts, and we'll try out several alternatives, including plastic-free ribbon, and help you get your gifts ready for giving.

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Stay tuned for our next installment! 


“All children are artists.

The problem is how to

remain an artist once he or

she grows up.”

– Pablo Picasso



Retreats and customized workshops

We love creating customized workshops and retreats for individuals, groups and family events!  We can structure it to fit your schedule and can offer explorations in numerous art and design media.  For pricing, you may choose between a number of options:

One on One = $250
Up to 4 hours in sessions scheduled however desired (within limits).  Some materials, studio space and visual artist collaborator provided. Session accommodates one person.

3 People = $350
Up to 4 hours in sessions scheduled however desired (within limits).  Some materials, studio space and visual artist collaborator provided. Session accommodates up to three people.

6 People = $600
Up to 6 hours in sessions scheduled however desired (within limits).  Some materials, studio space and visual artist collaborator provided.  Session accommodates up to six people.

Hourly Rate and/or Additional Hours (3 hours or less) = $60

Additional supplies fee may apply based on number of participants. Travel and lodging outside of Asheville is additional.

If you would like to find our more or have a larger group, please connect with us below!

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