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We are offering four workshops this Fall around the theme of creative ecology. The projects created during these sessions with be exhibited with the work of Jordan Winiski November 3rd-November 31st at Fonta Flora in celebration of local culture, created by our young creatives. 

 Themes and dates for these workshops are listed below.

Workshop #1: August 30th, 31st
Mapping Our Woodland Way
Painting & Habitats

This workshop will engaging your students’ need for exploration. Designed for the aspiring cartographer and the backyard adventurer, the product of this workshop will be a landscape painting like none other. While learning about different habitats, we will grow our creative skillsets through the art of painting and drawing.

Workshop #2: September 13th, 14th
Forest Friends: New, Old and Impossibly Tiny
Ceramics & Animals

A wise man once said that the opposite of love is not hate, but rather, indifference. Every being deserves carful examination and appreciation. In this workshop we will learn why certain bugs are important to our local ecology and create beautiful ceramics sculptures of our favorite species...with a few flourishes of course.


Workshop #3: September 27th, 28th
Up a Tree and into the Woods
Mixed Media & The Watershed

For the young artist who’s third request of the day is, “Can I turn our driveway into a swamp for Act Three, Scene Four of my movie?” This workshop is for them...and for everyone else because, folks, we are going to need a full scale production team for the epic movie we are making.

Workshop #4: October 11th, 12th
Season's Greetings! Meet Mrs. Maple
Printmaking & Plants

There is nothing better than getting a really glorious gift with a handmade card. Forget the gift: there is nothing better than getting the gift of a handmade card. This is an opportunity for your student to create a set of greeting cards for the fall season and learn more about our regional trees, growing right here in Western North Carolina. Along with leaning new techniques in printmaking, this workshop will be full of surprises.

Grade Levels
Thursday: Grades k-3
Friday: 4th-8th

510 E Fleming Dr, Morganton, NC 28655

Studio schedule: 3:30-5:30pm
3:30-4: Drop off, BYO snack time, acclimate
4-4:20: Thinkers think: discussion time, planning
4:20-5: Makers make: work towards completed project
5:00-5:30: Assess work (celebrate!) and clean up

$15 per workshop or $45 for all four workshops

Deals and Discounts
+After full-price for first the child, siblings can attend at a 20% discount.
+Register and pay upfront for all four workshops and receive a 10% discount on TOSSafter, Spring 2019.

Are there scholarships available?
Yes!  We award a sliding scale rate and full scholarships based on need. We also offer two partial scholarship for students who's parent(s) are interested in a Work/Trade position at TOSS.  You can indicate your interest in these opportunities when filling out the workshop application.


Cancellation Policy: A refund is given to students who cancel 10 days or more prior to the class start date. If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registrants will be notified by email or phone within 24 – 48 hours of the first class. Registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or issued a refund.
What to Wear/What to Bring:  Kids will get messy so make sure your student wears appropriate clothing and footwear (sneakers are best).  A smock or apron will be provided but be advised that clay and paint will still sneak on to sleeves, collars, and uncovered areas. It is not fool proof! TOSS is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen.
Drop Off / Pick Up:  Parents and guardians should walk their students into the studio or designated space  to drop students off and pick students up.  Instructors will not allow children to leave class until a parent or guardian arrives in the classroom for pick up. TOSS can ONLY be responsible for children/students during the hours for which they are registered.  Parents and children are welcome to enter the classroom at the stated start time but students will not be supervised by the Instructor before or after class time.  
Art Pick Up: Since the art will be displayed in November at Fonta Flora, we will store the art in our studio until the exhibition. Student work can be picked up the week after the exhibition is taken down (the first week of December). Due to space constraints at Fonta Flora, all of the projects will not be exhibited; We will however do our best to exhibit one work from each student.  

Why is TOSSafter important?
At TOSS our goal is to offer an art experience that will have a lasting impact at an affordable rate. We want to give every child a chance to experience the discipline of thinking through the art of making. Studies show that art education equips students with better problem-solving skills who test higher in every subject at school. Our emphasis is to cultivate sophisticated learners using the visual arts as our guide; we offer a wide range of tools and on any given day you might see the unfolding of theatrical productions, animation, product design, or digital design.  We are invested in developing the skill sets and abilities of students in our community, who will someday be the next generation of entrepreneurs, professionals, practitioners, and leaders.