Clay At Home for Adults

with instructor Brendan Roddy

This will be a 6-week at-home course with 5 instructional weeks and one video conference week.


As we all continue to Stay At Home, Ceramics Instructor Brendan Roddy will bring you into his home for this virtual clay course – Clay At Home!

This course is designed to be asynchronous with 5 weekly instructional videos, in real-time, going through step-by-step instructions to create hand-built pieces and other recommended videos for students to further their ideas and creativity.

The projects are designed to be created with tools and items found in your home and are suitable for beginners and advanced students.

Join Brendan in his home studio one evening of this course for a virtual session as well – you can ask questions, get feedback, and just socialize during this time of social distancing. River Tree Arts will make arrangements for pick-up of clay and some materials as well as drop-off for firing and finishing. Glazing will be done by the instructor with color selection by students. All necessary precautions will be taken to keep our students and faculty safe and healthy during this course and time we are away from River Tree Arts.

River Tree Arts will provide: 25lbs of clay, string for cutting clay, plastic for storage, paintbrush, wooden block, and canvas to work on.

What you’ll need at home: old toothbrush if you have one, an old credit card or playing card if you have one, scissors if you have a pair, a piece of cardboard if you have some, paper or newspaper, a pencil or pen, a sponge, a bowl or water container, a fork, a spoon, a knife, and a variety of objects that you can use to create textures (optional).

Course Schedule
— Videos shared on Mondays at 6pm starting on Monday, May 11th. New videos shared on 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 and 6/15. Videos shared via private YouTube channel. Brendan will be available via email during the duration of the 6-week program.

— A live video streaming session on Monday 6/8 from 6pm – 8pm.


Member Price: $120  /  $75 (no materials supplied)
Non-Member Price: $135  /  $90 (no materials supplied)







Wandering Watercolors 

Wednesday afternoons 1 – 4pm
(8 weeks) June 10 – July 29. 2020
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Russel Whitten

Join us as we get out of the studio and into nature for a 8 week watercolor painting class led by Russel Whitten. Each week, class will be held offsite at a location around town. If mother nature decides to not cooperate, class will be held at RTA. All students should meet at RTA each week to find out where the location for the class will be held and as a group, will venture out to paint! This class is for both beginners and intermediate students looking to refresh their painting skills & color knowledge. MEMBERS: $225  NON-MEMBERS: $240


Stone Setting

Tuesdays, 6-8pn
(6 weeks) July 7 – August 11, 2020
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Marrick Auger

This is the perfect workshop for learning the art of stone setting. In this 6-week class, students will learn how to create a custom bezel, solder, set stones and more. Students will explore specialized stone-setting tools to design and create their own unique work. This is a great class for beginners and for those with some metalworking experience who want to advance their skills in stone-setting. MEMBERS: $150 +$25 materials fee  NON-MEMBERS: $168  +$25 materials fee



————- WORKSHOPS ————–

Watercolors: Spring Botanical Wreath

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Adults (Ages 16+)
6pm – 8:30pm
Instructor: Piper Castles
Fee: $35 per person; all supplies included
Register here

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors? In this workshop, you will learn about watercolor technique and materials, basic brushstrokes, how to paint several different types of flowers and leaves and we will combine the elements into a painted wreath. All materials will be provided. No experience needed.


~ 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. ~

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