September in Full Swing

Summer is Ending

The final weeks of summer camp swept us off our feet! During the sixth week of the TOSS and Burke Arts Council art camp we visited downtown studios, which included; Jenluma Clayworks with Jenny Mastin, Hamilton Williams, OSuzannah's Yarn on Union , Portrait Artist- Frances Hairfield , and West Union Art Studios with Melissa Dunn . Each artist had a unique project for the kids to make while visiting. Not only did we get to see where local artists create but we also got to experience what it was like to work in their studio.  During the tour week we were honored to be featured in The News Herald! Read article here.

The last week of Summer Camp was The Talent Show week. What an amazing way to see the variety of skills and interests our students have. The talent ranged from musical performances and fashion shows to acting and a dog obstacle course show.

TOSSafter is gearing up!

If you missed our open house, August 23rd, do not fear! TOSSafter will begin on September 12th so there is plenty of time to sign up your student.

Did you hear about our deals and discounts this year? 

  • 10% off if you pay up front for a whole year
  • Buy tuition for one child get the second 30% off
  • Reduced rates are available for eligible families
  • Lottery based scholarships available for eligible families

Visit our website for more information about TOSSafter and how to apply.


What will the students be learning this fall?

At TOSSafter, we strive to introduce the students to as many skills and mediums that we can. As the students learn these skills, we encourage them to take that knowledge and use it to problem solve and create beautiful works of art.  Here are a couple of topics we plan on covering this upcoming fall semester.

  • Exploring Self - Art as self expression
  • Exploring Nature - Art as observation
  • Art Applied - What other disciplines use art?


Young artists in need of Sponsorship

One mission of TOSS is to provide art to as many children in Burke county as we can. We launched a scholarship campaign in order to do this.  A scholarship will provide one student in need, with tuition for the whole year. If you are interested in becoming a donor or to find out more information about our scholarship fund please visit our website:  or email us at .

Special Appreciation to our Sponsors

 We want to to thank the individual and buisness sponsors that have already donated generously toward our scholarship fund:

John Ervin Law Office, Nancy Taylor, Terry Platt, Susan Pollpeter, Anne Ervin, Perry Beeson Dentistry, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Frances Hairfield

Thank you all for supporting the arts in our community. 


Reaching Out 

Hannah and Kirksey have been running around to different open houses, reaching out to students in Burke County. We have really enjoyed seeing different schools and meeting enthusiastic kids and parents.   

The TOSS  studio teachers  spent some time at the Mt. View Recreation Center's Community Day spreading art throughout the community.