ARTeries Fashion Sewing School

 Ensuring the Art of Sewing is Not Lost
Established in Asheville’s River Arts District in 2007 by teaching fashion artist Stina Andersen.  
ARTeries Fashion Sewing School (AFSS)  is  an independent arts school that focuses on eco fashion principles and artistic aesthetics to provide quality instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds. 

We have two semesters annually and offer monthly summer school concentration weeks for ages 16  and up and two weeks of half/ or full day summer camp for kids 9-16.
Fall semester runs September-November  and Winter/Spring runs January-May. We sell four, eight and twelve weeks pack of classes. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced group classes monthly. Private lessons scheduled as a time allows. Winter 2024 welcomes: Sew Serging and Mommy and Me. We do our best to meet the needs of all students in their individual creative journey from first garments to portfolio development.
AFSS’ first official Student Fashion Show was launched in September 2021. Click Here to watch a video of the Fashion Show 


Our 2023 Fashion Show @ The La Zoom Room was a community success meet some of our talented participants: 

Jane Ann



 Jalena Rain

 Alex  Annabelle



Erin & Her  Frilly Notions



To learn more about our efforts to sew sustainably read this recent Mountain Xpress article.

Ready to Learn Now? Winter dates are available now!
To learn more about current offerings please check out our 
Group Sewing Classes.
 We are located at 
3765 Sweeten Creek Rd Arden, NC 28704


Stina Andersen: lead teacher, curriculum development  innovator and mentor, fashion designer,  tailor, and owner of ARTeries Mobile Boutique.

Teaching mixed media arts since 2000, teaching sewing since 2007.

Bachelor of Art in Fibers and Sculpture Indiana University of PA & Art Academy of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1999


Christina "Crystal" Schwantes : Assistant Teacher

"I love to sew. As a child I made puppets, stuffed animals, and doll clothes. At seven I learned to read patterns and began wearing my own creations. By 16 I started working in fabric stores, and theater and opera costume shops. After Graduating from Fashion School at Brooks College I continued my career in alterations, commercials, red carpet, and photoshoots or editorials and print."