Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Introduction to Wet Felting Using a Resist Workshop
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon

Wet felting, the process of applying water to layers of wool and repeatedly agitating them until the fibers weave together, has become very popular in the past few years. It’s fun, easy, and can be very useful!

In just a few hours, Camille Daunno will teach you how to make a beautiful wet felted vessel using only wool fibers, a plastic “resist,” soap, water, a few additional household items, and good old-fashioned elbow grease.

Once you learn how to wet felt—and especially after you get comfortable using resists—you’ll be able to make pretty much anything you can make using cloth: apparel, bags, and other accessories to wear or decorative your home.

Monday, August 15, 2022
Textile Collage Using Altered Fabric Workshop
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Purple Crayon

Are you drawn to textiles but aren’t interested in creating garments or quilts? Does the idea of creating your own, custom fabric sound intriguing? If so, you’ll love this exciting, two-part workshop taught by mixed media artist Christy Ammerman.

In the first class, you’ll learn how to alter fabric by “rusting,” tea dying, and painting it. You’ll be surprised and delighted with the results!

The fun continues, however, in the second class, where Christy will show you how to turn your altered fabric into a unique textile hanging. She’ll demonstrate how to pick a focal piece and weave a story around it by carefully selecting, positioning, and layering your “new” fabric and incorporating trim and other embellishments.

After you create your design, Christy will give you options for assembling your piece and teach basic hand-stitching techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to finish and display your one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Saturday, September 3, 2022
‘4M’ Mountain Makers Mushrooms & Music Festival
Sep 3 all-day
Jackson Arts Market

Celebration and education of Blue Ridge Mountain culture, arts, & nature.
jacksonartsmarket.com for more information

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Intro to Stitched Shibori
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon

Shibori, the Japanese art of tie dying, looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. You can create beautiful, random patterns by simply wrapping string around cloth and dying it, or you can make more intricate, intentional designs by stitching your “resists” instead.

In this captivating, four-hour workshop, textile artist Camille Duanno will teach you how to create three stitched shibori patterns: wood grain, circular, and free-form.

Everyone will leave the class with three cotton squares (two 22” x 22” squares and one 17” x 17” square) that can be framed, turned into pillows, or incorporated into other projects. Each student’s pieces will be unique because each woman will stitch them differently, but they will ALL be exquisite!”

No stitching or dying experience necessary!

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Sep 17 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Sunday, September 18, 2022
Mixed Media Collage
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Purple Crayon

Instructor: Kim Smith
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Materials & Tools Needed: Small, sharp scissors and an apron or clothes that can be stained. You may also want to bring some fun papers, washi tape, and/or scraps of ribbons or fabrics. All other materials will be provided.

Do you have lots of creative materials hanging around but aren’t sure what to do with them? Here’s your chance to learn how to pull all that great stuff together to create unique mixed media works of art. With instructor Kim Smith’s training as an art teacher and professional artist, you’re sure to be successful regardless of your previous collage or mixed media experience!

In this inspiring workshop, you’ll start by learning techniques to bring depth and interest to mixed media collage backgrounds. Then, Kim will teach you how to select, layer, and properly adhere multiple mediums to create a colorful, layered, mixed media collage. In the process, you’ll learn how to apply principals of design and color theory to your work.

This course will introduce beginners to basic mixed media collaging concepts and provide intermediate creators some new techniques and best practices. Students of all levels have found success working with Kim-and they’ve had a ton of fun doing it!

No previous drawing, painting, or collaging experience necessary!

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Sep 24 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Oct 1 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Friday, October 7, 2022
CRC for ED’s 15th Annual HEAL Conference/Retreat
Oct 7 @ 9:15 am – 3:45 pm
Lake Eden, Black Mountain

*Enjoy dynamic speakers and networking while spending a gorgeous WNC fall day rejuvenating*
HEAL presents professional development and networking opportunities as well as education for the general public.
Our conference addresses disordered eating and eating disorders recovery by presenting experts from various sectors of the industry.
This year we are hosting a 1/2 day of CE sessions and a 1/2 day retreat with care-for-the-provider sessions and connection!

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Oct 8 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Oct 22 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Farm Beginnings Year-Long Program
Oct 27 all-day
Organic Growers School

Farm Beginnings is training the next generation of farmers in the many skills required to start and expand a successful farm business: passion, clear goals, production experience, financial and marketing know-how, and more. Farm Beginnings® will help you build these skills through one year of farmer-led training, mentoring, and networking.

We support individuals in clarifying their goals and strengths, developing agricultural skills, and growing profitable, equitable, and ecologically sound farm businesses. We use a holistic management frame, farmer-led classroom sessions, on-farm tours, mentoring, and an extensive farmer network.

$100 off tuition if you apply by August 1st!

Who should apply?
This course is ideal for those who are considering full-time farming, or part-time farming while pursuing outside employment. Farm Beginnings is a great opportunity for those wanting to change careers to start farming or develop an existing agricultural hobby into a more serious business. Students do not need to currently own land, but 1 season minimum of experience doing farming or garden work in the last five years is required.

Apply today! Scholarships are available.

https://organicgrowersschool.org/farmers/farm-beginnings/

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Oct 29 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Saturday, November 5, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Nov 5 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Nov 12 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.

Saturday, November 19, 2022
Mindful Self-Compassion 9-Session Class Outdoors Near Warren Wilson
Nov 19 all-day
Charles D. Owen Park

MSC is an empirically-supported 9-session program that helps participants develop and deepen the skills of self-compassion. Activities include meditation, talks, discussion, and experiential exercises. This class will be held rain or shine outdoors in a beautiful setting over nine Saturdays, 9/17-11/19, skipping 10/15.

We will meet from 10:30AM-2PM with a 30-minute break for lunch midway through each session. Each class participant will receive a copy of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook.

Register at mindfulselfcompassionasheville.com by 8/30 for early-bird pricing.