We never stop learning

Spring 2022

A fresh start for the new year! Available in the Spring of 2022 we have Stop Motion Animation, Creative Computing (programming, coding and computer design), and Chirps & Chimes (building bird houses and windchimes in the woodshop). Limited financial aid is available, please email to discuss.

Fall Afterschool In-Person Classes

We are back (with classes, snacks and good times) on Friday afternoons from 4 to 6:30pm. We have limited numbers of scholarship places available in each of our classes, so please get in touch right away to apply for a scholarship.

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”

A bamboo hanging basket

Boo Baskets!

Amelia Pate is back with a new project that is her trademark level of perfectly adorable and stylishly functional. Boo Baskets is a weekend class making hanging baskets out of bamboo. Participants will shape, bend and secure bamboo into a basket shape, and learn how to install and use a ceiling hook. Head on overContinue reading “Boo Baskets!”

Hammer Time is back!

Our most popular online summer camp is back in a new format. 5 consecutive weekly online sessions, same fantastic projects, kit and instruction. This class is open to all and recommended to anyone who wants to know more about using hand tools and sculpting in many different mediums. To enroll, email

Girls using tools

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!”

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