The Anticipation of August

TOSSafter will Soon Begin Again!

If you are anything like us, you might be surprised that it is ALREADY AUGUST. As we begin to wrap up summer camp here at the studio we can no longer hide our excitement for TOSSafter to begin, September 12th. We are thrilled to announce open enrollment and will direct you to more information about applying here.

Open House Dates

We are hosting two Open House events before TOSSafter begins-one for parents/guardians that are interested in the program, another for businesses, and individual sponsors who wish to become advocates for TOSSafter. Join us! 

Sponsor's Open House: Tuesday, August 16th, 6-8pm

TOSSafter's Open House: Tuesday, August 23rd, 6-8



A few changes to our team have occurred over the summer. TOSS is dedicated to recruiting knowledgeable teachers and artists and will be welcoming two members to its team this fall: a Studio Director, Hannah Thrower, and a guest Artist-in-Resident (soon to be announced). Hannah volunteered with us during the last few months of TOSSafter. She has jumped into the full swing of things, teaching art camp this summer as well as making art in our studio. Her bio is on our website here. We are so thrilled to have her as a permanent part of the team this upcoming school-year.

As Hannah steps into the program, Kathryn will be taking a hiatus this year to complete a residency she was awarded through the Trinity Fellows Academy in Maryland. This time will have a positive impact on her ability to serve in Morganton. She will be paired with art professionals while working towards a research project centered on community arts. We are sad to see her go, but excited for her opportunity. 

Recap of Summer

A TOSS newsletter wouldn't hold much interest if it didn't include a glimpse into the heart of what we do. The following are pictures from our summer art camp and a peak into the summer activities of Kirksey, Kathryn, and Hannah as they made art over the summer.

Summer Camp

TOSS Studio Activities