Get Involved!

Get Involved!

A dream began may years ago when a very gifted artist and teacher, Florence Thomas, saw a need for instruction in the Arts in Ashe County. Florence laid the foundation for the Art School when she provided classes in the basement of her farmhouse.

Today we carry on her dream through the Art School. We cannot do it alone.

Similar to other non-profit art programs, tuition and fees do not generate sufficient revenue to cover the total cost of providing these valuable opportunities. Without your support we would need to raise tuition cost, increase workshop sizes, and cut down on our Outreach Programs for the underserved youths and adults. From outright gifts of cash and security bequests, to selflessly giving of your time and talents in a variety of volunteer opportunities, contributions of any size or amount directly benefit the students and help us sustain the Art School’s exceptional programs and leadership in the field of art education. Your generosity and support are essential to the continued operation and preservation of our school, its outstanding programming, and our mission.

CLICK HERE to contact us if you’re interested in volunteering in any capacity!


Looms donated to FlorenceThere are many ways you can support and continue the development of the Art School.

Equipment and Supply Donations. We are accepting donations for equipment used in a variety of craft mediums and art supplies.

A gift in any amount will help make Florence Thomas Art School a better place for all artists to enjoy.

The Florence Thomas Art School Annual Fund. Your annual gift of unrestricted funds will help the Art School tremendously in this time of rising costs. It enables us to keep our tuition costs low and maintain our current facilities.

Planned Giving. There are many ways to participate in planned giving. For additional information contact the Art School 336-846-3827.

Matching Gifts. Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees, and in some cases will also match donations made by spouses, retirees and board members. Check with your employer to double your impact.