River Tree Arts

Prelude 2016

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~ Schedule of Events ~

Thursday, Dec. 1

* Ornament Decorating, 6 to 8pm

Kick off your Prelude Holiday with a social and creative evening at River Tree Arts! Instruction and fun ornament craft ideas will be provided as you make your own beaded snowflakes and decorate glass ornaments. Grab a friend and join us for this creative holiday-themed craft night! Please register here.

Fee $30 (members $25)

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* Songs of the Season, 7 to 8pm

Join us in the Performance Hall at River Tree Arts for an evening of holiday songs.  Songs of the Season will feature faculty and student performers entertaining the audience with traditional songs of the season. Audience members are invited to join in a brief holiday sing-along at the close of the concert!  Warm your night with festive music!

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Suggested Donation of $5.00 (All proceeds to benefit the Performing Arts Department at RTA)


Friday, Dec. 2

* Santa’s Workshop, 3:30 to 5:30pm

A fun, craft-filled workshop for kids to get into the festive season and help spread the holiday cheer! We will be making a variety of holiday crafts including snow globes and ornaments. Students can take the bus directly to River Tree Arts and be picked up just in time for the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square. Please register here.

Fee $25 (members $20)

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* The Prelude Holiday Gift Market, 3:30 to 5:30pm

Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the tree lighting in dock square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest.  Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.


Saturday, Dec. 3

* Live Caricature Drawing, 10 to 2pm

Join local artist, Steve Hrehovcik, who will be doing live caricature drawings, while you watch! Caricature drawings are great keepsakes and a fun-way to create long lasting memories. Each drawing takes approx. 10-15min.
Price: $15/person, first come first serve.
Location: River Tree Arts Gallery

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* Lobster Buoy Workshop, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last)

Decorate your own authentic full-size Lobster Buoy as a Christmas decoration or Prelude souvenir. Proceeds to benefit RTA’s visual and performing arts programs.
Price: $20/buoy.
Location: RTA’s Performance Hall.

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* Decorate Clay Ornaments, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last)

We are excited to offer our very own hand-crafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with.
Prices $5 or $10
Location: RTA’s Clay Studio.

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* DIY Santa Hats, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last)

Join the crazy hat brigade by decorating your very own santa hat! We will supply fun and colorful materials for you to create the perfect celebratory holiday hat.
Price: $10/hat
Location: RTA’s Performance Hall

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* Customized Sign Making Workshop, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last)

New this year! Transform an old weathered piece of wood into a unique hand painted piece of art. Hanging hardware and examples will be provided to help you complete, from start to finish, you very own custom wooden sign.
Price: $20/board
Location: RTA’s Community Art Room

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* Pre-school Craft Table, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last)

There’s something for everyone at River Tree Arts. This craft table will feature coloring sheets and a variety of mixed art materials for pre-schoolers to enjoy a hands-on exploration of arts and crafts. FREE
Location: RTA’s Performance Hall

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* The Prelude Holiday Gift Market, 10 to 5pm

Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest.  Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.
Location: RTA’s Irvine Art Gallery


Sunday, Dec. 4

* The Prelude Holiday Gift Market, 10 to 2pm

Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the tree lighting in dock square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest.  Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.
Location: RTA’s Irvine Art Gallery


Monday, Dec. 5

* The Polar Express at the Nonantum Resort

Dinner theatre featuring scenes from The Polar Express performed by students of River Tree Arts, Monday Dec. 5, 5 to 7pm. Join us for dinner and dessert too!
Dinner 5:00 p.m.
Performance 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., then dessert

Date & Time: Monday Dec. 05 from 5 to 7 PM
Location: Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport Maine, 04046

Thursday, Dec. 8

* Holiday Crafting: Placemats & Holiday Cards, 6 to 8pm

Dress up your tables with your own customized holiday placemats and cards created in this two hour workshop with Judith Keleher.  Examples and ideas will be provided to inspire the artistic process for all students.  Bring a friend or bring your kids and enjoy a fun and creative night at River Tree Arts! This is a workshop for adults/young adults.
Fee $25/person. Register here.

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Friday, Dec. 9th

* Santa’s Workshop, 3:30 to 5:30pm

A fun, craft-filled workshop for kids to get into the festive season and help spread the holiday cheer! We will be making a variety of holiday crafts including paint your own ceramic mugs, perfect for hot cocoa! Students can take the bus directly to River Tree Arts and be picked up just in time for the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square.
Fee $25 (members $20) Register here.

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* The Prelude Holiday Gift Market, 3 to 7pm

Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the tree lighting in dock square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest.  Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

 ** Opening Reception to River Tree Arts newest exhibit: Sisterly Interpretations, 5 to 7 pm **

Sisters Eloise and Marguerite Genest will showcase their paintings at River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk, during the month of December. While their styles and use of media vary, they both draw inspiration from the changing moods and colors of land and seascapes, as well as the people and “creatures” who they love and who inspire their creativity. Living in different states (Eloise in MA, and Marguerite in ME), they are excited to come together during this festive time of year and look forward to greeting visitors! For more information, please see rivertreearts.org or call 967-9120. Wine and hor d’ouerves will be served.

* Thank you to Betsy Ross from Schatzi Wines for providing wine for this event and 50 Local for providing hor d’ouerves *

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Saturday, Dec. 10th

* Live Caricature Drawing, 10 to 2pm

Join local artist, Steve Hrehovcik, who will be doing live caricature drawings, while you watch! Caricature drawings are great keepsakes and a fun-way to create long lasting memories. Each drawing takes approx. 10-15min. Price: $15/person, first come first serve.
Location: River Tree Arts Gallery

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* Decorate Clay Ornaments, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last)

We are excited to offer our very own hand-crafted clay ornaments for you and yours to purchase and decorate! From snowflakes to holiday lobsters there will be a variety of ornaments for you to choose from and get creative with.
Prices $5 or $10.

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* Painted Mason Jar Mugs & Wine Glasses, 10 to 3pm (or until supplies last)

This workshop is prefect for all levels, ages and experiences. Paint your own functional works of art and create a unique set of glasses; perfect for a gift, or to keep for yourself! Price: $10/glass.
Location: RTA’s Performance Hall.

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* The Prelude Holiday Gift Market, 10 to 4pm

Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the tree lighting in dock square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest.  Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.


Sunday, Dec. 11th

The Prelude Holiday Gift Market, 10 to 2pm

Join us for some festive art-filled holiday shopping before the tree lighting in dock square. Every year, River Tree Arts gallery is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring artwork and fine crafts by local artists and artisans. This years featured artists are Marguerite & Eloise Genest.  Gift merchandise will include hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, unique hand-woven items, artwork and more. There is something for you and everyone on your holiday list this season. Each item is specifically selected for this event and priced for gift-giving.

 






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