Classes + Workshops

we have an amazing number of options from age 3 to 133!


Adult Studios

stay tuned for upcoming classes for our biggest kids!

Weekly Art + Design Studios

Check out our collection of unique weekly classes for kids ages 3-14!


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. These classes are offered in three-month semester form during the Fall and Spring.

We feel strongly that our students' voices
are heard as mediums, subjects and themes
are chosen to work on and with…

To Register for any Art + Design studio class, please click on the button below.
You will be asked to create a login to the SimplyAfterschool site, add your children, and get registered!  Please be sure to note the correct email and contact number while class is going on, as well as any behavior issues or allergies we need to know about!


All of our weekly classes are drop off classes. Parents are not permitted to wait in the classrooms while class is in session. Parents are welcome to sit outside at our benches or picnic tables. Thank you!

Explore: Ages 3-5

Mondays, 1:15 - 2:15pm

(you can also just sign up by the month!)
$160 – full semester, $60 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

Mondays, 4-5:15pm


(you can also just sign up by the month!)
$ - full semester, $75 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.

Discover: Ages 5-7

Mondays, 4-5pm

(you can also just sign up by the month!)

$160 – full semester, $60 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

(you can also just sign up by the month!)
$220 – full semester, $85 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.
*cell phone use is not permitted during class

Monthly Making Labs


Ages 12-18 / 7-9:00pm
$10 per person

Come with your fellow siblings, friends or just by yourself to spend time creating. Every first Friday we will be making something different. Each night will end with a specific thing you can make and take home or you can experiment and explore with the materials.  
We provide all the materials. And, again – have we mentioned that there is NO experience required!
Please arrive no later than 7:30, Making Lab will be cancelled if there are no attendees by 7:30.


We take a break from our monthly making labs in the summer - but will be back in september!!



Third Saturdays, drop in anytime between 10-12pm
$5 per participating family member ($30 maximum)

Come with your family (grown up, adult, caregiver, siblings) and spend time creating and being challenged! Every third Saturday of the month there will be a new challenge. When you arrive your family will be given a box filled with supplies for you to use to complete the challenge collaboratively. 
No experience required!


May 18 - Summer Action Sculptures
We will use tin-foil and masking tape to create sculptures showing an activity you want to do over the summer! Details and background scenes can be added to whatever detail you desire.

We take a break from our Making Labs in the summer - but will be back in September!!


Portfolio Development Intensives


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 

Custom Workshops

Custom workshops FOR all ages


Custom workshops are open to any age and any group number. Our artists have experience with young children, middle and high school students, and adults of all ages. These experiences are a great way for middle and high school students to continue to develop their artistic skills outside of school.  They are also wonderful experiences for families working through transitions or looking for a unique experience they can share with one another.  For pricing, you may choose between a number of options:

Individual Session
We recommend starting with 4 hours in sessions scheduled however desired (within limits).  We provide the materials, studio space and teaching artist. Some outside work may be assigned as well. Session accommodates one person.
$65 / hour - 4 hours recommended at beginning

Small Friend Session
Bring your BFFs to create together with you! We will provide materials, studio space and teaching artist. Session accommodates up to three people.
$85 / hour - at least 2 hours recommended

Large Friend or Family Session
Join us with your whole family! We will have materials, studio space and a visual artist collaborator provided.  Session accommodates up to eight people.
$100 / hour- at least 2 hours recommended

If you are looking for more of a party type event…click here to find out about our celebrations!


Homeschool Groups

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 below for more information.

Community Events and Classes

Join us as we celebrate the amazing talents
of our community to offer even more opportunities and special events!


Artistic Gumbo Cafe

bringing our communities together
through the arts

Friday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
All Ages
610 Haywood Street in West Asheville

Gather and create with the community.
Bring a project you are working on, or borrow from the supply collection.



Sundays from 10:30-11:30am
Ages 3 -8
Suggested donation of $10-$20

Click here to visit the Asheville Kids Yoga & Art website!

Drop off your child on Sunday mornings to join Miss Emma as she guides them in a playful yoga practice at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design. This playful practice helps children increase mind and body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and creativity.

past community event awesomeness…


Roots + Wings spent three months creating a large scale Community Portrait with the folks attending the awesome and amazing Creative Mornings Asheville event.  The final piece will be a part of our Connecting the ANDs exhibit in 2019!

creative intervention event

Roots + Wings created Collaborative Community Portrait during this awesome event in May at the Center for Craft in Asheville,, engaging the public in their ideas of transforming difficult and unexpected spaces!

grace eaton remembrance

Our team exhibited work at our open house - alongside our amazing Grace Eaton's work as we hold her in our hearts forever. These are images of Grace’s amazing work she had posted on her Instagram feed.

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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