Cultivating Creative Minds
Roots + Wings School of Art and Design nurtures and encourages the natural creativity within people of all ages through innovative art and design education, community collaboration and a focus on both local and global impact.
With programs for ages 3 up through 133, students at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design learn the principles of design and art expression while exploring their creative voices and applying innovative and creative problem-solving skills to real-life situations within their communities. Our main programs include our Visual Arts Preschool, After-school Community Design Lab (including three off-site locations), Summer Creativity Camps and Design Studios, Adult workshops, Art + Design Studio classes and our INNOVATION HOUR™ curriculum and professional development. We also have a Roots + Wings Outreach program called Connecting the ANDs that offers art and design programming to children in all communities in Asheville. In addition we have our Grace Eaton Scholarship Fund that helps support other scholarship opportunities for programs. The Roots + Wings Creative Campus, our headquarters building, is located in the Oakley neighborhood of Asheville! Come out and create with us!
Roots + Wings Manifesto
art and design changes lives
in the power of curiosity
in the importance of play
in the necessity of taking risks in pushing ourselves to be our best
everyone has a creative voice
failure is an essential part of the creative process
in making new discoveries everyday
in the importance of providing safe, healthy spaces for learning in shaping confident individuals
working across multiple generations closes impossible gaps
collaboration builds life-changing relationships
creativity can bring about positive changes to our communities and ourselves
we are all capable of greatness