River Tree Arts

FALL 2017

  

River Tree Arts provides visual and performing arts to everyone in our community, regardless of age, income, or prior experience. We make the arts affordable and accessible. This fall, we are happy to announce an AMAZING line-up of programs for both children and adults.

Fall Programs for Kids   /   Fall Programs for Adults

 


Kids Fall 2017 Classes at RTA


CREATIVE ARTS

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.

Programs offered:
Creative Kids, Intro to Ukulele, Drawing, Broadway for Beginners, Metalsmithing, Sculptures, Surf Art    **Find out more here**

 

DANCE
River Tree Arts dance programs with Angela Russell and Dolly Nguyen, are a great way to exercise, have fun and refine dancing skills! Students will perform at Huntington Common and other various events during the year as well as a formal recital in May at the Kennebunk Town Hall.

Programs offered:
Ballet, Jazz, Irish Step, Hip-Hop, Competitive, Lyrical, Tap   **Find out more here**

 

MUSIC
At River Tree Arts, we have an amazing group of music teachers who provide private lessons for students of all ages and abilities. We offer one free trial lesson for adults & children who are serious about taking lessons; while there is no commitment necessary, the idea is to ensure that we match you with the right teacher and that you continue lessons at RTA.

Instruments offered:
Voice, piano, guitar, violin, drums, bass, banjo, ukulele   **Find out more here**

 

 


Adult Fall 2017 Classes at RTA


MONDAYS


FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING

Monday, 1-4pm
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Russel Whitten
8 week session: 10/02-11/27 (No class 10/09)

With professional guidance from Russel, students will discover how to represent what they see through studies in contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space, and value.  In this 8 week drawing class, students will explore a number of traditional drawing techniques to see the world through a new lense, and increase observational skills. Upon completion, students will have a refined confidence in their drawing ability and be able to demonstrate various methods to representational imagery.  Fee: $264 (members $238)
**Register Here**

 

 

TUESDAYS


METALSMITHING

Tuesday, 6-8:30pm (Evening Class)
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Alice Carroll
8 week session: 10/03 – 11/21

Students will learn how to use basic hand tools & the torch to make jewelry. Hot & cold connections will be taught. Through demonstrations and work time, each student will learn sawing, piercing, surface decoration, light forging, forming and basic stone setting. Students are encouraged to create their own designs using the techniques that are demonstrated.  Fee: $230 (members $207) + $30 materials fee
**Register Here**

FEARLESS LANDSCAPE PAINTING (Acrylics)
Tuesday, 6-8:30pm (Evening Class)
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Caren-Marie Michel
8 week session: 10/03 – 11/21

Learn to be fearless in your landscape painting. Eight 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: $230 (members $207)
**Register Here**

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

WATERCOLORS 101
Wednesday, 1-4pm
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Russel Whitten
8 week session: 10/04-11/29 (No class 11/22)

Have you wanted to learn to paint with watercolor and just didn’t know where or how to start or do you already use watercolors and are looking to gain more knowledge? The success to learning to use watercolors has everything to do with the instruction you receive and stress-free environment in which you learn it in. Join local artist, Russel Whitten as he shares with students everything from how to apply the paint to composition and colors. This class is suitable for all levels. Supply list available at registration. Fee: $264 (members $238)
**Register Here**

 

THURSDAYS


FEARLESS LANDSCAPE PAINTING (Acrylics)
Thursday, 10-12:30pm (Morning Class)
Adults and Young Adults
Instructor: Caren-Marie Michel
8 week session: 10/05-11/30 (No class11/23)

Learn to be fearless in your landscape painting. Eight 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: $230 (members $207)
**Register Here**

 


 

Workshops & Craft Nights for Adults & Teens

 

 

Can’t commit to a weekly class? Check out our Workshops and Craft Nights designed for busy schedules! Click here to see the full listing of craft nights: CRAFT NIGHTS

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 a full list of upcoming Workshops and Craft Nights please see:

WORKSHOPS
CRAFT NIGHTS

 

 

 






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