** UPCOMING CLASSES **

 

BE AN ANIMAL!

Grades PreK – 2
Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm
(6 weeks) March 2 – April 6 (make up week April 13- 17)
Instructor: Brigid Rankowski
REGISTER HERE

This multi week program will involve movement, arts, and promoting creativity as children will explore the different parts of their animal personas. Children will work on body awareness, balance, art projects, and social skills as they monkey around with each other.

Different art materials and techniques will be used to help work on different projects. This class is appropriate for children with disabilities and accommodations can be made to help children participate to their full interest. River Tree Arts Members: $105 / Non-Members $125

 

CLAY CLUB (Mondays)

Grades 2-5
Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm
Instructor: Rachel Jaffe
(6 weeks) March 2 – April 6 (make up week April 13- 17)
REGISTER HERE

Back by popular demand, 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 using the wheel. All projects will be fired in the kiln and students will learn basic glazing applications to finish the work that they create to cherish for years. River Tree Arts Members: $118 / Non-Members $136 (plus $20 materials fee)

 

DRAWING & PAINTING  (for Middle Schoolers)

Grades 6-8
MONDAYS, 2:30 – 4:30pm
Instructor: Heather Lewis
(8 weeks) January 27 – March 23
(no class Monday 2/17) (make-up session March 30)
REGISTER HERE

If your teen/preteen loves to explore art, this class will spark their interest with our amazing instructor Heather Lewis. Heather teaches college art classes at YCCC and is bringing her fun spirit and true talents to River Tree! Students will build upon their skills from the first session. The first session is NOT required to enroll for this 2nd session. $178 (RTA members $162)

 

SEWING 

Grades 1-5   
TUESDAYS, 3:30-5:30
Instructor: Lucy Hardy
(6 weeks) March 3 – April 7 (make up week April 13- 17)
REGISTER HERE

Join us in the exciting lifelong skill of sewing in this class where students will learn how to operate a sewing machine, understand cutting, construction, and fabric choice basics. Students will leave class with a completed useful project or two. All sewing students are invited to participate in River Tree Art’s first Spring 2020 Fashion Show!  $148 (RTA member $128)

 

METALSMITHING

Grades 6-12
Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm

Instructor: Alice Carroll
(6 weeks) March 3 – April 7 (make up week April 13- 17)
REGISTER HERE

Work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & create your own designs. Hammering and soldering will be the main focus of class. Each student will learn techniques to make their very own sculptures, pendants, bracelets, rings, pendants and more. Boys and girls are encouraged to take this class. * Students who have previously taken this class are encouraged to register again as projects vary with each session. 8 student maximum. River Tree Arts Members: $158 / Non-Members $175 + $25 materials fee

 

GROUP VOICE CLASS: An Introduction to Voice Lessons

Ages 13 – 18
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm
(8 weeks) March 17 – May 12, 2020
Instructor: Jackie Grigg
(make up week of May 18)
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Whether you’ve sung your whole life or never before, this class is designed to introduce you to the basics of voice training. Learn with peers the fundamentals of voice function and physiology. This class requires no experience and is an excellent precursor to private voice lessons. River Tree Arts Members: $120 / Non-Members $138

 

CLAY CLUB (Wednesdays)

Grades 2-5
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5pm
Instructor: Rachel Jaffe
(6 weeks) March 4 – April 8 (make up week April 13- 17)
REGISTER HERE

Back by popular demand, 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 using the wheel. All projects will be fired in the kiln and students will learn basic glazing applications to finish the work that they create to cherish for years. River Tree Arts Members: $118 / Non-Members $136 (plus $20 materials fee)

 

SET DESIGN

Grades K-5
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30pm
(6 weeks) March 4 – April 8
(make up week April 13- 17)
Instructor: Abbeth Russell
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Students will work as a group to create an assortment of set designs for the River Tree Arts production of the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

Be part of a great community event creating artwork for all to see. A new and exciting opportunity for students who would like to get involved in the creative side of theater production. Students in this class will not be in the actual performance but their designs will be visible for all to see! They will get free tickets to the production and their names will be in the playbill as well. There will be 3 productions of the show the weekend of May 8th, 2020 at Vinegar Hill Music Theater. River Tree Arts Members: $122 / Non-Members $140

 

Early Release Wednesdays

Grades PreK – 5
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.  $33 (RTA member $28)

Wednesday, February 5 – Instructors:  Abbeth Russell & Piper Castles REGISTER HERE 
Wednesday, March 4 – Instructors:  Abbeth Russell & Piper Castles REGISTER HERE 
Wednesday, April 1 – Instructors:  Abbeth Russell & Piper Castles REGISTER HERE 
Wednesday, May 6 – Instructors:  Abbeth Russell & Piper Castles REGISTER HERE 
Wednesday, June 3 – Instructors:  Abbeth Russell & Piper Castles REGISTER HERE 

 

Learn to Play UKULELE

Grades 2-5
Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:30
Instructor: Sam Smithwick
(6 weeks) March 5 – April 9 (make up week April 13- 17)
REGISTER HERE

In this introductory course, students will learn all about Ukuleles! From learning how to identify parts of their ukulele, tuning their instruments, to playing traditional and contemporary ukulele songs. A great class for all abilities & a fun, relaxed way to learn a string instrument. NEW! Students can borrow a ukulele for the duration of the session, free of charge.  5 student maximum.  $110 (RTA member $95)

 

ART AROUND THE WORLD

Grades K-5
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor: Gayle Fitzpatrik
(6 weeks) March 5 – April 9 (make up week April 13- 17)
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In this class, students explore art-making around the world! They will learn about the art and crafts distinctive of different countries and cultures: from the Inuit sculptures to Japanese ceramics, to African Gourd Instruments. Then, students will create craft and art pieces similar to those of each culture. River Tree Arts Members: $125 / Non-Members $140

 

 

Toddler Time

THURSDAYS, 10:30am – 11:30am
Open Play Time / Drop-In

2020 Dates:  January 16, 23, 30  /  February 6, 13, 27  /  March 5, 12, 19, 26  /  April 2, 9, 16

River Tree Arts welcomes you to our new, weekly program: Toddler Time. Meet up with other moms (or caregivers) for some casual conversation while your little one enjoys musical instruments, puzzles, and casual crafts. This open play time is designed for caregivers to get to know one another and kids to have fun. This is a free event.

 


 

SPRING

(April – June 2020)

 

ART START

Grades PreK – 2
Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm
(8 week session) April 27 – June 15
Instructor: Piper Castles
REGISTER HERE

This is a great after-school program to nurture your child’s creative side! We will experiment with a variety of materials and media to create unique and expressive works of art in a fun environment. Your child will have a blast… plus leave the mess with us!

 

CLAY CLUB (Mondays)

Grades 2-5
Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm
Instructor: Rachel Jaffe
(8 week session) April 27 – June 15
REGISTER HERE

Back by popular demand, 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 using the wheel. All projects will be fired in the kiln and students will learn basic glazing applications to finish the work that they create to cherish for years. River Tree Arts Members: $134 / Non-Members $148 (plus $20 materials fee)

 

SEWING 

Grades 1-5   
TUESDAYS, 3:30-5:30
Instructor: Lucy Hardy
(8 week session) April 28 – June 16
REGISTER HERE

Join us in the exciting lifelong skill of sewing in this class where students will learn how to operate a sewing machine, understand cutting, construction, and fabric choice basics. Students will leave class with a completed useful project or two. All sewing students are invited to participate in River Tree Art’s first Spring 2020 Fashion Show!  $168 (RTA member $148)

 

METALSMITHING

Grades 4-8
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30pm

Instructor: Alice Carroll
(8 week session) April 28 – June 16
REGISTER HERE

Work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & create your own designs. Hammering and soldering will be the main focus of class. Each student will learn techniques to make their very own sculptures, pendants, bracelets, rings, pendants and more. Boys and girls are encouraged to take this class. * Students who have previously taken this class are encouraged to register again as projects vary with each session. 8 student maximum. River Tree Arts Members: $172 / Non-Members $188 + $20 materials fee

 

CLAY CLUB (Wednesdays)

Grades 2-5
Mondays, 3:30 – 5pm
Instructor: Rachel Jaffe
(8 week session) April 29 – June 17
REGISTER HERE

Back by popular demand, 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 using the wheel. All projects will be fired in the kiln and students will learn basic glazing applications to finish the work that they create to cherish for years. River Tree Arts Members: $138 / Non-Members $154 (plus $20 materials fee)

 

Learn to Play UKULELE

Grades 2-5
Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:30
Instructor: Sam Smithwick
(8 week session) April 30 – June 4
REGISTER HERE

In this introductory course, students will learn all about Ukuleles! From learning how to identify parts of their ukulele, tuning their instruments, to playing traditional and contemporary ukulele songs. A great class for all abilities & a fun, relaxed way to learn a string instrument. NEW! Students can borrow a ukulele for the duration of the session, free of charge.  5 student maximum. $118 (RTA member $98)

 

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

~ 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 date.
~ Classes subject to cancellation if we do not meet the 4 student minimum.

Please view all of our POLICIES here

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

* KES / SRS / MSK / KHS #34
* Consolidated Bus #19

River Tree follows the RSU 21 calendar; we do not hold classes when RSU 21 is closed for holidays or snow days.