River Tree Arts

Adults & Teens

 Summer at RTA

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.

Adult art classes at River Tree Arts offers a wide range of classes in a variety of media and disciplines designed to inspire and develop creative vision. RTA’s adult programs inspire a life long connection to the visual arts by sparking the imagination, and promoting artistic confidence.





Programs for Adults & Teens

July 5 – August 9


Adults (14+)
6-week session, 5:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Megan Bliss
This intermediate level class will present students with an elevated level of instruction to improve and build on the pottery and hand-building skills students already have.  Lessons will be tailored to skill level and over all class interest. Each student will be provided with one 25lb bag of stoneware clay, and more bags will be available for purchase.  The last class of the session will focus on glazing techniques and all work will be durable and food safe. Max 6 attendees
Fee: $207 (members $187) + $25 materials fee


July 11 – August 15


Adults (14+)
6-Week session, July 11 – Aug. 15, 6 to 8pm
Instructor: Marrick Auger
This is the perfect workshop for learning the art of stone setting. In this 6-week class, students will learn how to create a custom bezel, solder, set stones and more. Students will explore specialized stone-setting tools to design and create their own unique work. This is a great class for beginners and for those with some metalworking experience who want to advance their skills in stone-setting.
Fee: $156 (members $140) + $25 materials fee


July 22


Adults (14+)
1-Day Workshop, 9 to 2pm
Instructor: Alice Carroll
Use metalsmithing tools to form, shape and create your own designs. Hammering, polishing, sawing, filing and soldering will be the main focus of class. Each student will create a piece with a bezel set stone in it.  Make earrings, pendants, wristband, rings, dog tags (necklace/ID or actual dog tag) during this 5 hour workshop. 8 student maximum.
** We will take a 45min lunch/recreation break halfway through class. Students are advised to pack a lunch.
Fee: $65 (members $60) + $15 materials fee


July 17 – Aug. 21

SCULPTURE: WORKING SOLID for Beginners! (registration closed)

Adults (14+)
6-Week session, July 17 – Aug. 21, 12 to 3pm
Instructor: Kevin Twaddel

Through a combination of hand-building and sculpting, students will learn to create a solid complex sculpture in stoneware clay inspired by both everyday objects and the imagination. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to split, hollow, and re-assemble each piece with aspects of glazing techniques. This class is designed with beginner students in mind and is taught by our ceramic intern, Kevin Twaddle. 
Fee: $207 (members $187) + $25 materials fee



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 full list of upcoming Workshops and Craft Nights please see:


River Tree follows the RSU 21 calendar; we do not hold classes when RSU 21 is closed for holidays or snow days.



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