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
Third Friday Permission to Play – material a night for ADULTS
Fridays from 7:30 – 9pm
$25 per person
Over 21? BYO
(bring your liquid courage of choice!)
Friday, June 16
WHAT CAN YOU MAKE WITH...STRING AND STICKS?
Permission to play evenings are continuing! Come play, create, and be surprised in our fun, no pressure environment with your partner, group of friends, or just you. Each Friday we will have a different non-traditional art making material to work with. This is a space and time for ANYONE to gather together through creativity, let loose, and have fun. Participants can work alone or work collaboratively or both!
June 16 - What can you make with… string and sticks
July 14 - What can you make with… cardboard
August 18 - What can you make with… wood scraps
September 15 - What can you make with… newspaper
October 20 - What can you make with… toilet paper and paper towel tubes
November 17 - What can you make with… straws and paper clips
December 15 - What can you make with… plastic bags
“All children are artists.
The problem is how to
remain an artist once he or
she grows up.”
– Pablo Picasso
Botanical Elements Workshops
Every other Monday night, 7-9pm
(June 19-August 14)
$25 per class
Come have a unique night out, get your hands dirty, and create a beautiful living piece of art for your home. In Botanical Elements Workshops, we will explore a different plant based art form in every session. You can bring a beverage of your choice (alcohol welcome if 21+) and spend a Monday evening sitting outside and creating a beautiful piece of work in the sunshine with your friends.
June 19 - Kokedama (Japanese hanging moss garden). Kokedama directly translated to English means "moss ball". Traditionally it is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which a plant grows. These plants are visually stunning and easy to maintain. You can make one to put on a shelf or one to hang up! We will have enough supplies for everyone to make one Kokedama moss garden complete with one small plant.
July 3 - Himmeli Air Plant Holders The word 'Himmeli' is from German descent and means 'sky' or 'heaven.' Himmeli is a type of mobile made of small pipes or straws and wire. Traditionally they have been used in Nordic countries as Christmas decorations. We will have enough copper pipe and wire to make one air plant holder complete with one air plant. If you wish to make more, we will have extra colored plastic straws and wire available.
July 17 - Concrete Succulent Planters In this workshop we will make our own concrete planter molds using cardboard and tape or recycled materials. There will be enough materials for everyone to make one concrete planter complete with a small succulent plant.
July 31 - Drift Wood Planter with Air Plants In this workshop we will be gluing living air plants and dried moss and lichen onto drift wood to make beautiful living planters. Air plants will be permanently attached to driftwood and can be watered using a spray bottle. There are enough supplies for everyone to make one driftwood planter containing two air plants.
August 14 - Flower Crowns In this workshop we will use dried flowers, wire, and ribbon to create flower crowns that will never wilt! We will have enough materials for everyone to make one flower crown per person.
interested in life drawing?
While we have stepped away from this offering at our Creative Campus, there is a location in Hendersonville that has just begun offering it! Check out CANVAS ARTSPACE! They are offering life drawing every third Tuesday from 7-9pm.
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!