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Events & Workshops


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Would you like to book an event at River Tree Arts?
Call us today to discuss your idea.
(207) 967-9120

 Feb. 9, 6-8pm

Paint Night w. Rebekah Lowell

Bring a date to tonights Valentines themed paint night and create your own acrylic painting with local artist, Rebekah Lowell.  Students will learn new tips and tricks while following step by step instruction to complete a finished painting. Make it a fun date night with your love, a friend or a family member while enjoying a new and creative experience at River Tree Arts. Registration required.

Fee $30 (members $25)

Feb. 19, 1-5pm

“Dress A Girl”

“Dress A Girl Around the World” is a campaign under Hope 4 Women International, to provide girls from all over the world with a new dress. February is “Share the Love” month at River Tree Arts and we are thrilled to be teaming up with local seamstress, Lucy Hardy, to host this wonderful event in our Community Art Room.  If you love sewing and having a positive impact on the world, this event is for you!  Instructions for making T-shirt dresses will be provided and all dresses made will be donated to, and distributed by, Hope 4 Women International. Please bring a child size T-shirt, a yard of fabric, embellishments and your own sewing machine if you have one.  Come for an hour, or for the duration of the event. BYO lunch.

*** Please note ***
This event is not a class – sewing experience and/or willingness to help is requested. Sewing machines provided upon request.

Please RSVP to info@rivertreearts.org or call (207) 967-9120

Feb. 20 – Feb. 24, 9-4pm

February Art Camp at RTA!

February Art Camp at RTA, Feb. 22 to Feb 24th, 9-4 p.m. The creativity will be flying during February Vacation at River Tree Arts! Instructor, Abbeth Russell, will be taking students on a journey of fantasy as they explore their imaginations to create their very own puppets and learn the art of puppetry.  Game-building will be the afternoon focus, and students will use all the wonderful art supplies our Community Art Room has to offer to create their on, unique games.

Morning Camp: 9 to 12pm  “FANTASY PUPPETRY”

5-day Workshop, Feb. 20 – Feb. 24, 9 to 12p.m.
Instructor: Abbeth Russel
For grades entering 1+

Students are invited to use their imaginations to create fantastic characters and bring them to life through masks and puppets!  Campers will combine everything they learn and make during camp to create a final performance at the end of the week. This hands on and imaginative workshop will inspire the creative process to all our campers. Space is limited!

Afternoon Camp: 1 to 4pm   “CREATE YOUR OWN GAMES”

5-day Workshop, February 20 through February 24, 1 to 4p.m.
Instructor: Abbeth Russel
For grades entering 1+

Students will learn how to use their imaginations to design and create their very own games. From card games to board games, students will experience the process of creating games from start to finish.  This hands on and imaginative workshop will inspire the creative process to all our campers. Space is limited!

Full week, Monday – Friday
1/2 Day option: $145
Full Day option: $265


 May 6, 9-4pm

One-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Dan Graziano

Whether you’re picking up a brush for the first time or returning to art after being away from the easel, this workshop is designed to be both informative and fun. 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 develop a loose, expressive and “painterly” quality in your paintings!

Instruction will include a short painting demo by Dan, with explanation of his process along the way. Participants will then work from a still life to paint quick studies that incorporate the techniques discussed, with plenty of one-on-one individual instruction throughout the day. Supplies not included – please see suggested supply list below.
Fee: $95.00 ($85.00 RTA members)

For registration information, visit www.dangrazianofineart.com

Suggested supply list and registration form, click here


Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and eeting moments of everyday life. Incorporating dramatic light, shadow, color and perspective, his urban compositions feature the visual diversity of time worn buildings and multiple layers of decay, renewal and adaptation which proudly display the effects of time as well as the qualities of strength and authenticity.

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