Appalachian Broom and Brush class (18+)

Join STEAM fellow Lin Elkins for an Appalachian Broom & Brush Class. This class is for adults and runs from 12 – 5pm on November 13th. The class costs $75pp (all materials included) and financial aid is available. To book your place, email skillset@unca.edu. For financial aid, email celkins@unca.edu This introduction will give you allContinue reading “Appalachian Broom and Brush class (18+)”

Read All About It

SkillSet makes the news! Over the summer our camps were visited by WLOS. Click on the links to read about our camps and see pictures and videos. https://wlos.com/news/local/students-build-benches-during-unca-steam-camp https://wlos.com/news/local/campers-build-bird-houses-and-wind-chimes-during-unca-steam-studio-program https://wlos.com/news/never-stop-learning/campters-get-hands-on-experience-building-electric-guitars-unca-skillset-camp-river-arts-district

Summer Program Sponsors

We would like to give a huge, standing ovation thank you to our Summer Program Sponsors. The Asheville Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) and the Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County both contributed funding that enabled two new students to attend camp. We are very grateful and hope that ourContinue reading “Summer Program Sponsors”

Starting fresh in Spring

We have 2 new classes launching in the Spring! Photography and Social Justice class Shifting the Lens and Textile Arts class Common Threads both kick off in early February for 10 weeks each. Three shorter classes will also run in the Spring, stay tuned for the announcement of 2 and 4 day spoon carving, bambooContinue reading “Starting fresh in Spring”

We’ve come a long way!

SkillSet started out as Community Tool School: Shop Class for Girls at UNC Asheville, in 2018. Our program lives at STEAM Studio, UNC Asheville. It receives funding and support from UNC Asheville, The Community Foundation of West North Carolina and the Windgate Foundation. Since 2018 we have: Developed afterschool programming both in-person at STEAM andContinue reading “We’ve come a long way!”