Combining experience in lampworking, glass blowing, and jewelry design, the experienced glassblowers of Asheville Glass Center lead workshops and classes to share their passion for manipulating molten glass. The two- to three-hour intro courses teach neophytes to craft borosilicate marbles and soft glass beads, and more in-depth classes result in intricate implosion flowers and sand-cast solid forms. The center also offers open studio time for more experienced artists who wish to work alone, like the winningest three-legged racers.
Trained industry professionals at Asheville Performing Arts Academy cultivate creativity in fledgling scholars with weekly dance and drama classes. Patrons can enroll pint-size progenies in a semester of Kindermusik classes, introductory music courses designed to bolster their cognitive development and prepare them for potential careers as boat rowers and bus wheels. Designed for even younger tots, the school's Creative Arts Preschool program embraces dance, art, and drama to foster critical-thinking skills and boost confidence levels at an early age. Children may also opt to perfect their two-stepping abilities in a slew of classes—including ballet, Irish dance, and Broadway style—that cater to a variety of age groups and experience levels.
..for the love of music, drama, and dance in your life...
A school based on unlimited opportunities for students of ALL ages to explore their interests in music, dance and drama. We foster a love and appreciation for the arts through student-teacher relationships, which encourage and help you excel at your dream.
At Asheville Gymnastics, athletes are moving in every corner of the room?tumbling into the foam pit, cartwheeling across a balance beam, and flipping from the uneven bars. To help students master these and other skills, the center runs gymnastics classes for all ages, starting with Mighty Mites lessons for kids up to 3 years old and progressing all the way through to gymnastics, aerial silks, and body-conditioning sessions for adults. Recreational and team-gymnastics classes give kids the skills they need to delight family and friends or to medal at their next competition. Birthday parties build fun gymnastics lessons into a two-hour burst of activity, complete with any needed anti-gravity equipment for kids who forgot to put grasshoppers into their shoes.
Rock-grapplers can clamber up the tall pebbled walls at Climbmax year-round, taking advantage of bouldering or roped climbing options. In addition to providing controlled indoor challenges, Climbmax hosts qualified mountain guides who can help private parties, small groups, and private individuals scale challenging peaks.
The full-time professional flight instructors of WNC Aviation help aspiring aeronauts unfurl their wings and also refresh professional pilots on essential flying skills with a personal and career-training curriculum. Crews let experienced aviators take to the skies in an aircraft from the fully insured fleet, or teach beginners flight basics within a private or small-group setting. A full-motion simulator allows captains to perfect their “fasten your seatbelt” speeches, and an FAA-certified training program runs through the entire certification process under real-world conditions at the school’s controlled, uncongested airport.