2018 After School Programs

River Tree Arts offers a wide range of Art classes for children in a variety of media and disciplines designed to inspire and develop an artistic vision and creative confidence. RTA’s kids programs inspire a lifelong connection to the visual arts by sparking the imagination, promoting creative problem-solving and building respect for the expression of other students.


SPRING Session
04/23/2018 – 06/14/2018




Grades K-5
Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Brigid Rankowski
7 weeks (4/23-06/11)

Creative Kids is an enriching after-school program grounded in the belief that children are inherently curious and learn by doing. This class will introduce the world of the arts to students in a nurturing and inspiring way that will boost fluency, comprehension and confidence.

Materials and techniques taught will be geared towards students age level. A great art class for all abilities, experiencing all the different mediums available. 10 student maximum. $182 (RTA members $165)




Grades K-5
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30
Instructor: Gayle Fitzpatrick
8 weeks (04/24-06/12)

This after-school class is for students who want to fully explore the amazing world of Printmaking. Every week we’ll work on a new and different method: monoprints, relief prints, mixed media prints and more! Students will learn how to use different approaches and materials to create multiple images of their art. 10 student maximum. $208 (RTA member $188)


Grades 3+
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Alice Carroll
8 weeks (04/24-06/12)

Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals. Work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & create your own designs. Polishing, hammering and soldering will be the main focus of class. Each student will learn techniques to make their very own bracelets, rings, pendants and more. * Students who have previously taken this class are encouraged to register again as projects vary with each session. 8 student maximum. $208 (RTA member $188) + $20 materials fee





Grades 1-5
Wednesday, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor: Megan Bliss
8 weeks (04/25-06/13)

Clay Club offers young artists the opportunity to explore their creativity while experiencing everything clay! Students will experiment with a variety of hand building techniques as well as a chance on the pottery wheel. All projects will be fired in River Tree Art’s kiln and students will learn basic glaze application to finish the work that they will cherish for years. 8 student maximum. $208 (RTA member $188) + $20 materials fee


Grades K-5
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
7 weeks (04/25-06/06)

In this class, the many styles and movements of modern art will be explored. We will use acrylic paint, watercolor, colored pencils, markers, and oil pastels in unexpected ways. Experimentation and self-exploration through art will be encouraged. Materials provided. $182 (RTA member $165) + $15 materials fee



Grades K+
Wednesday, 12:30-3:30
Join us for early release Wednesdays, the first Wednesday of every month. Students will explore a variety of different art mediums. Instructors vary. 10 student maximum per workshop. $30 (RTA member $25)

WEDNESDAY, April 4 – Collage
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
We will rip, cut, glue, and layer our way through the exciting world of collage.
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WEDNESDAY, May 2 – Sewing
Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Do you love to accessorize? Join us and learn to make your own personalized accessories…hair scrunchies, headbands, ribbons, phone cases, bags…the list goes on. This class is designed to let the creative juices flow and students will learn how to operate a sewing machine by the end of class. Boys & Girls welcome! 8 student maximum.
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WEDNESDAY, May 2 – Art
Join us for an afternoon filled with ART creating, designing having fun!!
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Join us for an afternoon filled with ART creating, designing having fun!!
Register Here


Did you know that students can take the RSU21 buses right to RTA?

KES / SeaRoad School Bus #32
Consolidated Bus #19



  • 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.

Is there a class or workshop that you wished we offered that we don’t? Are you interested in teaching a workshop at RTA? Please let us know what YOU would like to see us offer. Our mission to bring the joy and benefit to our community only works if we are meeting your needs.

Email your ideas to: info@rivertreearts.org