SkillSet teaches people to build, design, create and share.
Our goal is to help foster a thriving and resilient community of people who make cool things as a way of life. We run classes for kids and community partners in person at STEAM Studio and online, and we teach everything from making custom electric guitars to sewing hand-dyed fabric.
Our program is funded by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and the Windgate Foundation. We receive generous support from UNC Asheville.
Meet the team:
Sara Sanders // Director of STEAM Studio, Lead Instructor – Guitar Making
Jeannie Regan // SkillSet Program Director, Lead Instructor – Paper Mechanics
Amelia Pate // Curriculum Development, Lead Instructor – Wood, Textiles, Illumination
Leslie Rosenberg // STEAM Studio Technician, Lead Instructor – Woodshop
Darcy Ward // Lead Instructor – Metalshop
Bri Harriman // Circuitry, Laser Cutting, Woodshop Instructor
Sam Crain // Circuitry, Laser Cutting, Woodshop Instructor
Tiffany Womack // Video Editing Instructor
Liz Williams // Photography and Photoshop Instructor
Jacque Allen // Furniture Making Instructor
Kim Dryden // Furniture Making Instructor
Nina Green // Woodshop & Digital Media Instructor
Emily Miller // Drawing & Metalshop Instructor
Andie Jones // Stop Motion Animation Instructor
Lindsay Hearn // Community Foundation of Western North Carolina – funding partner
Lyndi Hewitt // Applied Social Research Advisor
Lily Martin & Caroline Gadsby // Research Fellow