Creativity Camps

Spring + Summer
Break opportunities!

at our creativity camps your child will:

Experience one-of-a-kind programming

Work with professional, talented, passionate instructors

Be surrounded by a safe, nurturing learning environment

Be inspired by a STEAM infused curriculum

Practice thinking independently

Collaborate as a team

Take risks

Build problem solving tools

Develop flexibility and resilience

HAVE FUN!!!!

2017 Spring Break Camps

We had an amazing time this spring creating with so many ages!  Check back in early 2018 for our next Spring Break adventures!


2017 SUMMER Creativity Camps, Design Studios + Making Labs

We have another amazing summer ahead!  Roots + Wings is offering numerous creative opportunities for your children (and all of their friends) this summer!  There is something here for preschoolers (as young as three) up to the high school student working on a college portfolio.   Students will work individually as well as collaboratively as they challenge and engage their imaginations!

Our Creativity Camps and Design Studios run in the mornings with staggered start times to help with parking.  If you have children in more than one camp, we can help with the lag time in between!  Our evening Making Labs, for grades 6 and up, run with varying schedules.  Each offering has unique time frames, ages and locations, so be sure to look carefully.  

We have afternoon PLAY options for ages 3 through grade 5 this year too.  We will create projects inspired by different mediums each week, and also have game time, free play time, snack and outside time!  Your child can join us just for this afternoon time, or they can stay after one of our morning camps.

Look for our add on option to help fund our Grace Eaton Scholarship Fund - contributing to the accessibility of our programs across our community.

Click here for information about our NEW think BIG Summer Mentorship program for high school students.

Come explore our offerings and jump into what is sure to be one creative summer!

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register FOR SUMMER!

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To register please click on the link above.  You will need to create a login to the SimplyAfterschool site, add your children, and get registered!   Once you register, you can use it for any of our Creativity Camps and Studio classes for kids. 

Registering more than one child?  Use our Sibling Discount code:  SIBLING when checking out!
GO LOCAL Discount:  If you have a GO LOCAL card, email us (info@rootsandwingsarts.com) a photo of you and your card and we will share our discount code! ($10 off through the end of April)

join us as a junior assistant, intern or volunteer

We have Junior Assistant positions available for each Spring Break Creativity Camp.  These positions are open to rising 9-12th graders.  Fill out an application here.

Our Volunteer / Internship program is an opportunity for people (college age or post graduates) to explore a passion for teaching, working with young children and the creating through the visual arts.  Fill out an application here.

and here are all the details...

Week 1: June 12-16

Waves, Whales and Water Explorations (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Dive in with us as we explore everything under water!  We will be learning about real creatures as well as making up some of our own.  Students will work with many different art and design mediums including drawing, painting, bookmaking, sculpture and more.  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Five Days, Five Senses (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Join us as we are inspired by our five basic senses over our five days together.  We will focus on one sense each day, sharing in the diversity of how each of us experiences the world around us through different art and design mediums.  Students will draw, paint, sculpt, print and more! We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Myths, Legends and the Power of Imagination (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Get ready to jump into the world of myths, legends and wild imaginations!  We will explore the breadth of various stories that have been with us for centuries.  We will engage as many mediums as possible as we write, draw, sculpt, create books and more!  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Watercolor!
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

Week 2: June 19-23

Trains, Cars and Extraordinary Flying Machines (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Start moving!  We will be rolling, zooming, flying and more as we explore the world of things that Go!!   Our work will be inspired by wheels, wings, engines, tracks and beyond.  Students will work with tools of drawing, painting, printmaking and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Kids Natural Building Adventures (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
*Collaborating Artist Kelley Rustine
Join us as we work collaboratively to construct an outdoor installation at the Roots and Wings campus utilizing ancient building techniques of making a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Learn to be like other artists throughout history as we will source and use materials found in nature to create art and design. This camp will get campers actively making, building, and creating with natural and found materials.  Come enjoy the outdoors with us as we learn how to build with our hands & mix mud with our feet! There will be free design time, snack time, outside time, and take home projects. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. All materials included  

Art-absorbed:  Selfies + the Felting Tradition = Felties!
Rising Grades 6-9
Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 2:00pm
$175, Sibling Discount of $10
*Collaborating Artist Lisa Klakulak
Using a new form of self-portraiture, Selfies, as our reference, students in this week long summer class will learn the ancient tradition of felting wool fiber while replicating their own image in felted wool from the amazing and talented Lisa Klakulak of Strong Felt. Understand the biology of the wool that allows it to mat together in an unwoven textile using only water, soap and the movement of your hands! Using the color wheel and basic math we’ll create recipes for blending colors and values of wool to match those in your Selfie. We’ll learn about the proportions of the human head and how lighting and the shadows created make a 2-D image look 3-D. An opportunity to display the classes finished portraits will be pursued because they are going to be remarkable!  There will be some free design time, snack time and outside time if desired by the group. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Collage!
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

Week 3: June 26 - 30

Banners, Jerseys and Sporty Stripes (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Jump on in for a week of fun exploring the world of signs, sports, and patterns!  We will use all kinds of mediums to create unique banners that cross the classroom, inventing new types of games and sports, and all while learning about patterns, lines and shapes! There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

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Fluffy Feathers, Shiny Scales and Spiky Shells (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Get ready to go on a texture treasure hunt!  We will be painting, drawing, sculpting, rubbing, printing and more as we explore this wild world of texture!  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Legos, Comics and Creative Storytelling (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Bring on the imaginations!  We will be building, drawing, painting and more as we invent all kinds of stories in imaginary places.  The possibilities are endless as we mix up experimenting with a collection of mediums to build our own stories! There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Chalk!
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

evening MAKING LAB: Power Prints
Rising grades 6-9
Monday - Thursday from 6-8pm
$80, Sibling Discount of $5
Harness your power through the awesome world of printmaking.  We will explore screen printing, collographs and embossing as we create visual way to celebrate each of our unique gifts in this world!

<There are NO camps the week of July 3-7>

Week 4: July 10 - 14

Playful Puppets, Silly Stories, and Crazy Creatures (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Come explore the world of stories!  Students will work on various characters and creatures together and on their own.  Stories will be written and performances performed!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Fantastic Faces, Food and Wild Places(camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-2
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Join us as we are inspired by faces, foods and places far and wide.  Students will draw, paint, print and more.  We will work on collaborations as well as individual projects that take us across the globe!  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Heroes, Heroines and Tricksters: Stories of Strength and Resilience
Rising Grades 3-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
*Collaborating Artist Rebecca Williams
Learn creative drama techniques while exploring myths and folktales that feature courageous characters from around the world. Campers will act out stories, like Vasilisa the Brave, that feature s/heroes and heroes who display wisdom and bravery in the face of adversity. We will boost our creativity through improvisation, pantomime, puppetry, prop and costume creation. At the same time we will be building cooperation, empathy, and communication skills as we play. There will be an end of the week informal performance for parents. There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Drawing! (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

evening MAKING LAB: Dream Teens
Ages 12-16
STARTS this week!
Runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks from 7/10 – 7/31
6-9pm
$190, Sibling Discount of $10
A biweekly art intensive in which teenage artists study, discuss and practice community art. Throughout four weeks together, participants will study the history of socially engaged art, formulate individual artistic voices and collaborate on transformative community art projects in the city of Asheville.  All materials included.

Week 5: July 17-21

Purple Planets, Shooting Stars and Super Spaceships (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Come explore the wild world of outer space with fun flying ships and wild creatures!  We will be engaging our deepest imaginations as we draw, paint, sculpt, print and more.  Students will create their own constellations, design planets, rockets and more! We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Yoga-tastic Moves and Nature’s Mandalas (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Spend the week moving, bending and stretching with us as we enjoy the world of yoga!  We will also explore all types of mediums as we learn about mandala designs inspired by our natural world.  Students will draw, paint, print and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

East to West: Art, Music and Dance Across the Globe (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
*Collaborating Artist Lisa Zahiya
Get ready to travel across the globe through art and dance!  Students will work both collaboratively and individually on projects inspired by multiple cultures through drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more.  We will work with Lisa Zahiya each afternoon and explore different dance styles, with an end of the week performance for everyone to see!  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Sculpture!
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

evening MAKING LAB: Who Am I? Finding Your Voice Through Digital Storytelling
Rising grades 6-9
THIS week only! Monday - Friday
6-8pm
$80, Sibling Discount of $5
*Collaborating Artist Rebecca Williams
Digital stories are short first person narrative movies that use images, voice and music to tell a compelling personal story. Digital stories are a great way for people of all ages to reflect upon and make meaning of their life experiences. Art-o-biographical in nature, the act of making a digital story encourages self-understanding and creativity, while deepening writing, photography, technology, and media literacy skills. In this Making Lab participants will be guided through the steps of the digital storytelling process to create their own 2-3 minute autobiographical digital story, using their mobile devices. We will learn about the underlying philosophy of the digital storytelling movement as well as script writing, audio recording, iphoneography, visual storytelling, video editing and production. The lab will culminate in a group screening of our digital stories.
Supplies: Each participant will need to bring a mobile device capable of taking photographs and video. (Iphone, Ipad, Ipod touch, Android phones etc...) Students will also need to purchase and download a mobile editing app- TBA (average cost between $5-$10)

Week 6: July 24-28

Tiny Creatures in Grand Lands (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Focusing in on the tiniest of creatures, we will pay close attention to details in line, shape, color and more!  Students will combine their creature designs with inspirations of vast landscapes using multiple mediums and techniques. We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Endangered Animals and Delicate Places (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Come ready to learn about and be inspired by the long list of endangered animals and places in our world.  We will explore all different mediums together, creating works both together and individually.  It is sure to be a week full of pushing our imaginations!   There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Form + Function: Design Thinking In Situ
Rising Grades 6-9
Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 2:00pm
$175, Sibling Discount of $10
*Collaborating Artist Mason Cooley
Join us as we walk through the design thinking process, designing and building a chair from scratch. From understanding how form meets function to engineering strength and support, this project is both an introduction into design-thinking as well as basic wood working skills.  The final outcome of this workshop is for each learner to have a fully functional chair and understand the basic design-thinking principles behind it. From the initial drawing design stage to the dry fit assembly, testing and final assembly this workshop encompasses those critical skills like conceptualization of a plan, hands-on motor skills and relational thinking when it comes to the chair's actual functioning in the real world.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time if desired by the group. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Natural World!
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

Week 7: July 31-August 4

Boats, Bridges and Big Cities (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Come explore with us this week as we invent our own floating machines, play with different bridge designs and create crazy cities!  Students will be drawing, painting, building and more.  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Marvelous Monsters and Fabulous Fairies (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Join us as we have fun creating worlds of awesome invented monsters and fairies!  We will draw, paint, collage in two-dimensions, AND build and sculpt in three-dimensions making habitats, maps, portraits and more!   We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Dynamic Drawings, Bold Books, and Superb Stories (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:45pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Get ready to jump into a world of illustrations, stories and beautiful hand made book containers!  Students will work collaboratively and individually attempting works through painting, printing, sculpting and more.  They will share their imaginative worlds through multiple mediums.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Paint! (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

Week 8: August 7-11

Zooming Planes, Magical Maps and Towering Trees (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Spend the week moving as fast as a plane, documenting terrain, and wandering the diverse forests of the world creating amazing works of art!  We will explore all types of mediums as we draw, paint, sculpt and more!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Illustrations, Maps and Machines of Rube Goldberg (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Join us as we learn about different drawing techniques that will take into worlds unknown.  Our designs will lead us into exploring the wild world of Rube Goldberg, creating machines that will inspire us as collaborators and individuals.   We will work with multiple mediums including drawing, painting and sculpture.  There will be free time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Dreams, Designs and Doodles: Documenting YOUR Story
Rising Grades 6-9
Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 2:00pm
$175, Sibling Discount of $10
Join us as we use the turn drawings into illustrations, create mixed media works using painting and printmaking, and create beautiful books and journals to express our inner voices.  Students will have space to discuss meaningful worldly topics as they engage in learning techniques to turn these ideas into something visual.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time if desired by the group. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Printmaking!
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

evening MAKING LAB: Strong Girls
Rising grades 6-9
THIS week only! Monday - Thursday
6-8pm
$80, Sibling Discount of $5
*Collaborating Artist Lisa Zahiya
Girls will use dance, movement, writing and collaging as a lens for discussion around positive self image, female strength and empowerment.  Led by the amazing Lisa Zahiya!

Week 9: August 14-18

Garden Power!  (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Come join us this week as we are inspired by our amazing natural world!  We will spend time outside playing, observing and sketching the beauty we find.  We will be learning all about trees and the birds that flock to them.  We will look up as high as we can to find and paint the clouds!  And we will draw, paint, and sculpt all things gardens!! We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Recycled Rainbows, Race cars and Rhinos (camp is FULL)
Ages 3-6
Monday – Friday from 9am – 1pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
Come join us this week as we are inspired by the world of recycled materials!  We will explore creating ALL kinds of things using found and recycled objects.  Students will layer drawing, painting, and of course sculpture into their works!  We will also spend time reading books, playing games and gain inspiration from artists and worlds far away.  There will be free design time, snack time and outside time. Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.  Please bring a lunch and water bottle.  All materials included.

Kids Natural Building Adventures (camp is FULL)
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 9:15am – 1:30pm
$165, Sibling Discount of $10
*Collaborating Artist: Kelley Rustine
Join us as we work collaboratively to construct an outdoor installation at the Roots and Wings campus utilizing ancient building techniques of making a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Learn to be like other artists throughout history as we will source and use materials found in nature to create art and design. This camp will get campers actively making, building, and creating with natural and found materials.  Come enjoy the outdoors with us as we learn how to build with our hands & mix mud with our feet! There will be free design time, snack time, outside time, and take home projects. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. All materials included.

Afternoon PLAY: Mixed Media!
Ages 3-6
Rising Grades 1-5
Monday – Friday from 1:00-4:00pm
$100, siblings $90
Our extended day options follow themes of different artistic mediums.  We have two separate classrooms devoted to ages 3-6 and grades 1-5.  Your child can just join us for this program – they do not have to do a morning camp!  We will have so much fun making, exploring, playing games, snacking, spending time outside and more! Please bring a water bottle.  All materials included.

Ready to Register?

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To register please click on the link above.  You will need to create a login to the SimplyAfterschool site, add your children, and get registered!   Once you register, you can use it for any of our Creativity Camps and Studio classes for kids. 

Registering more than one child?  Use our Sibling Discount code:  SIBLING when checking out!
GO LOCAL Discount:  If you have a GO LOCAL card, email us (info@rootsandwingsarts.com) a photo of you and your card and we will share our discount code! ($10 off through the end of April)