Art + Design Studios

Check out our collection of unique offerings: Weekly classes, Workshops + Home school options

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WEEKLY ART + DESIGN CLASSES

Join us for our once-a-week classes at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design!   For each age group, our instructors will work with students on exploring a variety of mediums, tools and techniques.  During the summer, some classes might be a one-time class while others will work in a series.

We feel strongly that our student's voices are heard as we choose subjects and themes to study....

To Register for any Art + Design studio class, please click on the button below.  If a class is full it will be noted in red.  You will need to create a login to the SimplyAfterschool site, add your children, and get registered!  Thanks for your assistance as we try to streamline our registration process!

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Explore: Ages 3-5

Wednesdays 4-5pm
3 MONTH SEMESTER
(you can also just sign up by the month!)
September 7 - November 30 (no class 11/23)
January 11 - March 29
$150 – full semester, $55 per month

Explorers are given a wide range of art media and topics to delve into.  Students will be introduced to various media and methods all with underlying goal of sparking imagination, creativity, and learning through theme explorations like transportation, family, portraiture, underwater, fantasy worlds, nature, and animals, masks and much more.  

Engage: Ages 8-10

Thursdays, 4-5:15pm
3 MONTH SEMESTER
(you can also just sign up by the month!)
September 8 - December 1 (no class 11/24)
January 12 - March 30
$180 – full semester, $65 per month

Between ages 8 and 10 students begin to engage in a more a specialized way, choosing topics and media that they find most satisfying.  Students will dig deeper into the principles of art and elements of design and focus in on developing strong skills in all mediums (possibly including comics, photography, printmaking, bookmaking, etc) but especially various drawing, painting and sculpture techniques.

LIGHT, FLIGHT AND REFLECT: ages 12-16

Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm
3 MONTH SEMESTER
January 16 - April 3
$210 – full semester, $75 per month
(you can pay by the month, but this class builds on itself, so coming to all three months is recommended!)

Light, Flight and Reflect is a workshop that will explore a few fundamental properties using a design-thinking perspective.

In our first exploration we will use light and bamboo as our mediums of choice. Here we will design different ways to emit light and use the bamboo as a support for such transmission. In essence, we will build bamboo light tubes.

In our second exploration we will use fine balsa wood and paper to create rubber band powered flying machines. The design process here uses finer techniques than the bamboo light tubes and so it will be important we understand not only the principles behind creating lightweight structures but also the principles behind aerodynamics and lift. Understanding duration and time will also be critical to this project.

Lastly, our third exploration will be a combination of the first two but as a classroom community visualizing what we created. In other words, we will use the experience and information of our first two projects to create a deeply layered and complex data visualization of our successes and failures. Think of this last project as a poster or illustration that embodies in a "how-to" manner all of the things we encountered and worked on over the course of the workshop. It will be like a visual diary or yearbook but in the form of a scroll or large continuous banner.

 

Discover: Ages 5-7

Thursdays, 4-5pm
3 MONTH SEMESTER
(you can also just sign up by the month!)
September 8 - December 1 (no class 11/24)
January 12 - March 30
$150 – full semester, $55 per month

Discovery Students continue to play with materials and work in a more thematic structure as we introduce the elements of art.  Students will learn about past and present artists from all around the world while honing their mark making, value and 3D drawing, still life studies, color play, paper manipulation, book making, and sculpting skills.

Develop: Ages 11-14

Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm
3 MONTH SEMESTER
(you can also just sign up by the month!)
September 12 - December 5 (no class 10/31)
January 9 - March 27
$210 – full semester, $75 per month

In these classes, students really start to develop their individual styles and aesthetic.  We continue to teach students more complex techniques in various media including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, illustration, architecture, film, clay, and photography.  We will discuss abstract concepts, ideas of composition and explore self-expression, all the while infusing an atmosphere of play and innovation.

 

To Register for any Art + Design studio class, please click on the button below.  You will need to create a login to the SimplyAfterschool site, add your children, and get registered!  Thanks!

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HOMESCHOOL

We welcome homeschool students as individuals or groups in our above mentioned Weekly Classes. However, if these sessions do not work for your schedule, we can create sessions specifically for your home school group.

Customized sessions are available for grades K through 12 with a variety of artistic medium choices: drawing, painting, clay, collage, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, mosaic. We can work with you for a few hours or an entire semester!  Fees are determined by student number, art medium, and length of session.  Contact us for more information.

We currently offer Art and Design classes for middle school students through Asheville Classical Tutorials. Come join us there!

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT INTENSIVES

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Working on a college portfolio or would you just like to hone skills in a specific medium in preparation for a portfolio next year?  Join us for our one-on-one intensives.  Meet twice a week for 1 hour for 4 weeks with one of our talented instructors.  Arranged as possible with our available instructors and the students schedule. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.  We also offer hourly consultations for designing and reviewing portfolios for student's applications.

Intensives $550 includes all materials / Consulting $60 per hour 

 Questions?  Please connect with us below to ask or to set up a time to meet about any of our options above!

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