This program is on temporary hold as TOSS recalibrated in its new space. It is our intention to resume this program in the Spring of 2019. You are welcome to submit an application for the upcoming, Spring term.
A creative experience that they will never forget.
TOSSafter is a studio for kids, k-12th grade, who want to make art with the support and help of real artists. This collaborative space was formed in 2015 by two sisters with a vision for promoting the arts in Burke County. TOSSafter is designed and operated by artists and educators with the support of volunteers. We work with community partners such as the Burke Arts Council, Carolinas Healthcare System, WNC Real Estate, and the artists in downtown Morganton.
Fill out an application with your child online. We will then contact you about tuition and further information.
Studio schedule: M-Th 3-5pm
3-330: Drop off, BYO snack time, acclimate
3:30-4: Thinkers think: discussion time, show and tell, planning
4-4:50: Makers make: paint, draw, work on collaborative projects
4:50-5:00: Assess work and pack up
Grade Level Schedule
Monday: Grades K-1
Tuesday: Grades 2-3
Wednesday: Grades 4-5
Thursday: Middle-School; High School Advanced
First Term (14 weeks): September 11 - December 14
Second Term (18 weeks): January 16 -May 25
Studio hours are once weekly/2 hour studio blocks. We break for holidays and these are updated on our calendar. Students enrolling in the fall term must indicate their interest in continuing in the spring before Christmas break.
510 College St. Morganton, NC. 28655
(Entry in back of building-up the stairs, 4th door on the left)
Currently we do NOT offer transportation to the studio.
$35/ month: $140 - 4 Month Fall term
$175 - 5 Month Spring term
Payment is due by the 1st week of the month. Regardless of the variant number of weeks per month, the $35 monthly rate will remain the same- it is averaged to accommodate the variants and holidays.
Deals and Discounts
+After full-price tuition for first the child, siblings can attend at a 30% discount.
+Register and pay upfront for the entire year and receive a 10% discount
Click on the chart below to see the discounted rates
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 TOSSafter application.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.