River Tree Arts

Adult Art Classes

  2017 Winter/Spring Semester at RTA

January – June

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.


March – April


Intro to Etching , 6:30 to 8:30pm

Adults & Young Adults
Instructor: Gayle Fitzpatrick

4 Week Session: March 6 to March 27

Since River Tree Arts was gifted a lovely new etching press, a course in traditional intaglio printmaking is necessary! Etching techniques of line, aquatint and soft ground using zinc will be covered.  The instruction will be flexible to accommodate beginners as well as experienced printmakers who would like to refresh their etching and printing skills.

Fee: $88 (members $80) + materials fee $25



Intro to Pottery for Adults, 6 to 8pm

Adults & Young Adults
Instructor: Megan Holtham
6 Week Session: March 7 – April 11

Throwing on the pottery wheel as well as hand-building basics will be covered in this 6 week pottery class for adults. Students will learn to make custom textures to create their own unique pieces of functional art! All finished pieces will be glazed on our final day of class and pottery will be durable and food safe.

Fee $144 (members $130) + $25 materials fee.


FEARLESS LANDSCAPE PAINTING (Acrylics) 10 to 12:30pm

Adults and young adults
Instructor: Caren-Marie Michel
6 week session: April 13 – May 25 (no class April 20)

Learn to be fearless in your landscape painting. Six weeks of studio landscape painting in acrylics working with reference photos to paint what you see with glowing color and light. We will explore simplifying your subject, using drawing for strong compositions, developing seeing skills, learning or refreshing some basics, having fun with painting and loosening up with your work. Each class will start with a brief demo on the topic of the class. Students will paint in each class from provided reference photos or from their own photo. Individual feedback and class discussions of work will help to strengthen painting skills. Materials list provided.

Fee: $172 (members $155)


Workshops & Craft Nights for Adults & Teens

Can’t commit to a weekly class? Check out our Workshops and Craft Nights designed for busy schedules!

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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