Bringing innovation and creative problem-solving and STEAM into classrooms everywhere.

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INNOVATION HOUR™ is a collaboration between teachers, schools and Roots + Wings School of Art and Design team leaders to bringing STEAM programming involving problem solving and independent thinking into the classroom through the tools of art and design to every student at a school through 1+ hour long experiences in their classroom during the school day. 

Each experience has been created to connect with National Common Core standards, teaching 21st Century skills like innovation, collaboration, and critical thinking.  Engaging each of our students in a design-thinking platform encourages creativity and innovation through exploration, risk-taking, play, and practical application.

We strongly believe in collaboration as a powerful tool in building community and work with school PTO's and other non-profits to help secure funding for each experience.

Bring INNOVATION HOUR™ to your school!

Our INNOVATION HOUR™ programming is carefully crafted to fit each schools needs.  We work with you to figure out the best way to schedule the experiences and discuss creative ways to secure funding to make sure it is FREE to all students involved.  We have an amazing group of teaching artists ready to bring unique art and design projects to your students. 

Our goal is to provide up to 1+ hour innovative experiences to EVERY student at a local school during their regular school day.  However, we can provide single or multi-day visits to one classroom at a time.

(Based on a classroom of 25 students maximum, all materials included)

Year-long School-wide Programs:

At least one visit with each classroom at the school of 1 to 1.5 hours of contact time with each visit.

Single Day Programs:
One-time visit with one classroom of students.

Multiple Day Programs:
Contact time over 2-6 days with one classroom of students.Days do not need to be consecutive.

Custom Proposal:
We are always open to thinking outside the box! Let us know what you are thinking and we can craft a proposal.

Did someone say field trip?
Bring your class to us and do an INNOVATION HOUR at the Roots + Wings Creative Campus!

We offer unique INNOVATION HOUR™ field trip experiences for school students, community organizations, and businesses off site at our Roots + Wings Creative Campus.  Located at 573 Fairview Road in Oakley, our Creative Campus is convenient to all of Asheville! 

During the school day:  Mondays or Fridays from 1:15-2:15pm
After the school day:  Mondays from 4-5pm

We could potentially work out other days too!  Connect with us to find out more!

If you would like to bring our INNOVATION HOUR™ to your school or come to our R+W Creative Campus, please connect with us below to set up a time to meet!

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