WINTER Session 2, 2018

(February – April)




Wednesday, 1-4pm
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Russel Whitten
7 week session: 2/28 – 4/11

Have you wanted to learn to paint with watercolor and just didn’t know where or how to start or do you already use watercolors and are looking to gain more knowledge?

The success to learning to use watercolors has everything to do with the instruction you receive and stress-free environment in which you learn it in. Join local artist, Russel Whitten as he shares with students everything from how to apply the paint to composition and colors. This class is suitable for all levels. Supply list available at registration. Fee: $230 (members $208)
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Wednesday, 6-8:30pm
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Megan Bliss
7 week session: 2/28 – 4/11

Join us for a fun and informative, hands-on clay experience in River Tree Arts, Ceramic Studio. In this introductory class, students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques to create beautiful and functional works of art. Demonstrations on the pottery wheel will give students the confidence to explore and create bowls, plates, mugs and more. The last week of class will be focused on basic glaze application and all work will be fired in RTA’s kiln which will make pottery durable and functional.

*** Intermediate level students are welcome to join. If you have more experience, we can build on what you already know. Class is limited to 7 students.

$210 (RTA members $190) + $25 materials fee

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Thursday, 6-8pm
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Russel Whitten
7 week session: 3/1 – 4/12

With professional guidance from Russel, students will discover how to represent what they see through studies in contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space, and value.  In this 8 week drawing class, students will explore a number of traditional drawing techniques to see the world through a new lens, and increase observational skills. Upon completion, students will have a refined confidence in their drawing ability and be able to demonstrate various methods to representational imagery.  Fee: $185 (members $170)
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Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
6 week session: 3/1 – 4/5

In this class, the many styles and movements of modern art will be explored. We will use acrylic paint, watercolor, colored pencils, markers, and crayons in unexpected ways. Experimentation and self-exploration through art will be encouraged. Fee: $156 (members $141)
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PLEASE NOTE: All classes are age specific and have a minimum of 4 students in order to run. Registration closes 5 days prior to each class starting. Classes subject to cancellation if we do not meet the 4 student minimum.



Workshops & Craft Nights for Adults & Teens



Can’t commit to a weekly class? Check out our Workshops and Craft Nights designed for busy schedules! Click here to see the full listing of craft nights: CRAFT NIGHTS

Workshops are one-day events that take place, periodically, on the weekends. River Tree Arts strives to bring in talented practicing artists to offer you a variety of the finest and skilled experiences out there. From Belly Dancing to Exploring Pastels, our workshops afford you the opportunity to experience something new, within the arts, without a long term commitment.

Would you like to teach a workshop at RTA? Contact us today to be considered for our upcoming calendar.

Craft Night is an ongoing, 2 hour program that takes place every Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm at River Tree Arts. We will offer a rotation of many different fun crafts and activities, such as Crafts with Driftwood, Aromatherapy, Custom Painted Signs and much more. Expand on the creativity you already posses and join us every Thursday night for a creative and social evening.

* Workshop themes are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm details*

For a full list of upcoming Workshops and Craft Nights please see: