St.Patrick’s Day “Song & Dance”— postponed
Wednesday, March 14 2018, 6:30pm
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of song and dance that showcases the talent of River Tree Arts faculty and students. Festivities include Irish Step Dancing and traditional Irish songs from yesterday and today.$5 suggested donation to benefit River Tree Art’s Performing Arts Department.


An Evening of Modern Art
Wednesday, April 4 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine

Please join River Tree Arts for an Evening of Modern Art! Abbeth Russell will be leading the evening with a presentation and lively discussion. These will be followed by an interactive drawing session.

Abbeth will discuss a brief history of modern art movements and how they built off of and rebelled against each other. Movements she will be discussing are Modern Art as a whole, Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. She will follow this fun and lively lecture with some discussion questions for the group. Finally, Abbeth will discuss her upcoming class “Modern Art Exploration“.

Painting from Photo Reference (with Dan Graziano)

Saturday, March 17, 2018, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine

The workshop will discuss techniques to quickly transfer the important elements of a reference photo to the canvas, as well as creating an artistic painting rather than simply rendering a photograph. Beginning with a discussion on the “basics” of oil painting (from materials to paint handling), the workshop will also address the fundamentals of color, value, edges, and perspective. Learn how to use a reference photo and create a loose, expressive and “painterly” painting!

Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan, with an explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then work from their own photo references incorporating the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day. TIME: 9am – 4pm   LOCATION: River Tree Arts

Workshop fee is $125 ($115 for River Tree Arts members). To register for this workshop, CLICK HERE.



Becoming a Working Artist  (with Dan Graziano)

Sunday, March 18, 2018, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine

Have you been considering launching your abilities as an artist into a full-time practice? This lecture / workshop is designed to answer many practical questions about taking your work “from the studio to the gallery” and building a successful career as a working artist. Topics will include building your “business infrastructure”, exploring different outlets for your work, gallery representation, pricing your work, self-promotion and shipping your artwork. The workshop will also conclude with a live painting demo by Dan. TIME: 9am – 4pm   LOCATION: River Tree Arts

Workshop fee is $125 ($115 for River Tree Arts members). To register for this workshop, CLICK HERE.


Register for BOTH Dan Graziano March 17 & 18 workshops for $225 ($215 for River Tree Arts members).

To register for BOTH workshops, CLICK HERE.


Dan Graziano

Read more about Dan Graziano here

Dan Graziano is an award-winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life.  His work has been featured in numerous publications and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors throughout the world.

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