River Tree Arts

Teen Summer

Teen Intensives are designed for busy young adults + provide complete immersion within each workshop

Teens 14+ may attend adult classes, with instructor permission & parent approval.

Paint your own pottery Tuesdays, 2-4pm. With Megan Holtham

* NEW*  July 7-August 18
Join us in our pottery studio to paint your own bisque ware. Choose from platters, mugs, bowls & more. Use glaze to design & paint bisque ware that will then be fired in our kiln, making it food-safe & durable. Pick up the following week or we can ship it to you! Prices for pottery vary. Suitable for all ages & families; children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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Accelerated Pottery Clinic: Friday Workshop. July 3, 10, 17 & 24. 9-2pm. With Megan Holtham

9-2pm. July 3, 10, 17 & 24.

$205/members, $225/members, grades entering 6+

Week 1 – Intro to clay: Hand building techniques & potters wheel.
Week 2 – Exploring patterns and textures in clay. We will use stencils & leaves to mold slab work in fun and unique ways.
Week 3 – Altering forms off of the wheel. Manipulate and trim your thrown forms using carving techniques with option of adding handles & spouts. Underglaze techniques possible with leather hard pieces. (Bisque fire to follow this class).
Week 4 – Glaze. Students will learn glazing techniques & finish glazing & preparing their own pieces for the kiln. Students can pick up their finished pieces the following week or make arrangements to have them shipped).

 

Summer Ceramics. July 1, 8, 15 & 22. With Megan Holtham

5:30-7:30pm. $95/member or $105/non member, + $25 materials fee
July 1, 8, 15 & 22.
4 week session designed for busy summer schedules & includes instruction on the potters wheel and handbuilding. Glazing & kiln prep will be done the last night of class. All work will be fired & suitable for food use.

Project Funway: Fashion Design Workshop. July 10 & 11. 9-2pm. With Emily Fontaine

9-2pm.

Grades entering 7+ $75/members, $82/non members.

This course is a spin-off of the popular TV show: Project Runway, with a re-purposing theme.  Students will select two or three vintage or upcylcled garments once arriving at RTA, and develop a set of flat sketches showing possible ways to integrate the garments into a single new design. After a design direction has been established through group critique methods, each student will work to construct their idea into a wearable re-purposed design using clothing construction techniques.  This class culminates in an exhibit and open voting for favorite design. Ability to operate a basic sewing machine independently is required (thread the bobbin, operate back + forth). All materials provided.

METALSMITHING Intensive. July 21. 9-2pm.  With Alice Carroll.

9-2pm. Grades entering 7+ $35/members, $38/non members.

Use metalsmithing tools to form, shape & design your own designs. Hammering, polishing, wire wrapping & hot/cold process soldering will be the main focus of class. Torches & bezels will be used. Make earrings, pendants, wristband, rings, dog tags (necklace/ID or actual dog tag) during this 5 hour workshop. Max 8

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In the Gallery: Tuesday Immersion Workshops. 1-4pm. With Julia Einstein.

July 21, $38/member, $42/non member
Grades entering 7+. Study to be a contemporary artist this summer with guest curator, Julia Einstein. This workshop will focus on the works exhibited during the Gulf of Maine show, allowing students to explore several mediums & styles to help build their own portfolio. Potential projects include painting on canvas, working in miniature and abstact design. All materials & sketchbooks included.

Recycled Fashion Design Workshop.  July 24 & 25. 9-2pm. With Emily Fontaine.

9-2pm. Grades entering 7+ $75/members, $82/non members.

The purpose of this course is to design clothing using mixed and recycled materials atypical of materials ordinarily used for clothing design.                                               Shape and texture will be a focus and students will produce several design ideas using flat sketch techniques before embarking on their projects. An important topic of discussion will include materials, recycling and the lifecycle of a garment. Outcomes of the course include creativity in design, better understanding of 3 dimensional shape, construction techniques as well as a higher understanding of the effects of standard textile and garment production on the planet.  This course culminates in a student exhibit or fashion show of completed projects. This course does not require sewing machine skills and is appropriate for students ages 12 and up. Materials provided.

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Summer Ceramics. July 29, August 5, 12 & 19. With Megan Holtham

5:30-7:30pm. $95/member or $105/non member, + $25 materials fee
July 29, August 5, 12 & 19
4 week session designed for busy summer schedules & includes instruction on the potters wheel and handbuilding. Glazing & kiln prep will be done the last night of class. All work will be fired & suitable for food use.

Accelerated Pottery Clinic: Friday Workshop. July 31, August 7, 14, 21. 9-2pm. With Megan Holtham

August 7, 14, 21. $205/members, $225/members

Grades entering 6+
Week 1 – Intro to clay: Hand building techniques & potters wheel.
Week 2 – Exploring patterns and textures in clay. We will use stencils & leaves to mold slab work in fun and unique ways.
Week 3 – Altering forms off of the wheel. Manipulate and trim your thrown forms using carving techniques with option of adding handles & spouts. Underglaze techniques possible with leather hard pieces. (Bisque fire to follow this class).
Week 4 – Glaze. Students will learn glazing techniques & finish glazing & preparing their own pieces for the kiln. Students can pick up their finished pieces the following week or make arrangements to have them shipped).

 

pottery mugs

In the Gallery: Tuesday Immersion Workshops. 1-4pm. With Julia Einstein.

August 4, $38/member, $42/non member
Grades entering 7+. Study to be a contemporary artist this summer with guest curator, Julia Einstein. This workshop will focus on the works exhibited during the NE Wax Encaustic Show, allowing students to explore several mediums & styles to help build their own portfolio. Potential projects include painting on canvas, working in miniature and abstact design. All materials & sketchbooks included.

 






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