MAKING LABS

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!

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

August 4 – Make it yourself / material exploration… lip balm / wax

September 1 - Make it yourself / material exploration …shower gel / soap

October 6 - Make it yourself / materials exploration… bubble bath / natural dyes

November 3 – Make it yourself / materials exploration… essential oil  / oil

December 1 - Make it yourself / materials exploration… hand soap / water

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

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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.  There is no set time on the making, you can stay as long as you like. No experience required!

Third Saturdays, 10-2pm

$5 per participating family member ($30 maximum)

August 19 - Make something that moves.

September 16 - Make something that you can wear.

October 21 - Make something that holds something.

November 18 - Make something useful. (Utilitarian)

December 16 - Make something that lights up.

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CUSTOM MAKING LABs

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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