First Friday Teen making lab

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.

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

November 2 - Candy Art: Mosaic, Sculpture, Assemblage

December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) - Challenge: 1000 Paper Cranes (or as close as we can get)

January 4 - Last Year/This Year: Intention Collage Cards

February 1 - Challenge: Quick Draw

March 1 - Exquisite Corpse Collage

April 5 - Challenge: Sticks & Stones

May 3 - Mail Art

You CAN register ahead OR you can just DROP IN and pay when you arrive! 


Saturday Family making labs

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!

Third Saturdays, drop in anytime between 10-12pm

$5 per participating family member ($30 maximum)

October 20 - Make something: mysterious that hangs

November 17 - Make something to give: paper bowl assemblage

December 15 - Design Challenge:  Winter solstice mobiles

January 19 - Chinese New Year: Design a paper lantern

February 16 - Kindness Challenge: Rocks with heart

March 16 - Green Challenge:  Monochromatic mixed media

April 20 - Design Shower: Fluid paintings

Mary 18 - Make something that catches the sun



Hosting a visitor that wants a unique Asheville experience? Or, have you and your friends or family ever wanted to spend a few hours creating together - but need a jumping off point?  Here’s your chance.  Our Custom Making Labs can be adapted for many situations:

  • Individuals / Families / Friends / Date Nights

  • Girls / Boys Nights Out

  • Weekend Conferences / Retreats

  • Pre or Post-Wedding Events

Join us for a customized artistic experience!  Bring yourself, a group of friends or even your family!  All of our programming is available for any combination of ages, abilities and group sizes.  Groups are welcome to bring drinks and/or food to help nourish while they work!

We can create a FULLY customized experience (meeting with you to choose mediums, subjects, themes, etc), or If choices are better, you can choose from the following projects: 

  • Printmaking: Participants will create individual collograph plates, and print them onto multiple surfaces, including one large collaborative materials for the host to keep!

  • Collage, chalk and encaustic: Participants will create individual mixed media works using collage and chalk pastel, with a final coat of encaustic wax medium.

  • Altered books: Participants will work with a collection of old books to cut, tear, drill and otherwise alter them into a new state of 3-dimensional sculpture!

  • NONE of the above project require ANY previous artistic experience...ANYONE can do this!!!!

Hosts can bring food and drink and enjoy celebrating together.  2 to 4 hour reservation time slots with group costs listed below:  (call us for larger group pricing)

$25 non-refundable reservation fee

2 hours - $35 per person (2-8 people) / $25 (9-20 people)

3 hours - $40 per person (2-8 people) / $30 (9-20 people)

4 hours - $45 per person (2-8 people) / $35 (9-20 people)

If you are looking for a one-on-one custom lesson, please visit our Art + Design Studios page and scroll on down to read about customized options!

Please connect with us below to ask questions or to set up a time to meet to create your own making lab!

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