Class Descriptions

Art Start 2s-5s

Once a month with Nina Devenney - $12 per family per session

 9/23 • Color and Texture

10/28 • Halloween! themed

12/2 • Line with Winter theme

 Please register to secure your place. 

This is a parent and child class.Explore the senses, develop gross and fine motor skills, engage in stories, music, movement and games to inspire creative experiences together.

Ideal for 2-5 year olds but children 18ms also welcome.  

Dress a girl around the World

Join us once a month to create beautiful hand made dresses for girls around the world. 

We ask you to bring fabric and notions, your sewing machine if you have one - we have 2 machines at the center. 

Patterns and community provided. 

http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com

Once a month drop in 6.00- 8.30pm, all ages and sewers welcome. 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Club

 

Creative club

$12 an artist or $10 for 2 or more children. 

Recommended for 6-12 year olds 

Most Wednesdays 3.30pm -4.30pm Sept - June 

with Nina Devenney 

New materials and ideas offered each week.

Creative club encourages open space, new ideas, freedom and exploration through a variety of media and projects each week in the studio. 

 

Hope students welcome to arrive by bus after school. 

 Recommended for 6-12 year olds.

 

 

 

Believe it! Drawing

Thursdays in November 6-8pm.

With Nancy Glassman

5 weeks  Nov  2, 9, 16, 30, Dec 7th

$100.

Suggested for high school age and adult.

There will be a range of exercises to open your eyes to what you are truly seeing and build trust and coordination between your eyes, brain and hand. What you learn in this class will help you with any subject you care to draw. Be forewarned, luminous expansion in the way you perceive has been known to result.

Financial aid available.

 

 

Collagraphs with Kathleen Buchanan

Come explore the exciting medium of collagraph printmaking with artist 

Kathleen Buchanan in this two day workshop on Oct 21 and 22 2017

A collagraph is a unique form of printmaking where artists build collages of paper and acrylic to use as a printing surface. The collage plates are rubbed with ink and run through a press to create beautifully textured images. Students will be introduced to all the basics of printmaking, learning how to design and construct a collagraph plate, how to choose inks and paper, and how to operate an etching press to create the print. Saturday is dedicated to an introduction to the medium and building our printing plates, while Sunday will be spent printing an edition of our images. No prior experience is necessary- if you can cut and glue paper, then you can create a beautiful collagraph! 

Class fee of $250 includes all materials. 

Class meets Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4.

Recommended for artists in high school and adults.

STEAM camp

STEAM  camp

9.00 - 12.00

$72

Limited to 8 learners

With Lindsay Pinchbeck 

Encouraging tinkering and creative problem solving we will use a variety of materials in the studio. Children will work together on challenges and also have the opportunity to design their own innovations. 

Please pack a nut free snack, water bottle, cold weather gear and clothes that can get messy. 

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven’t.” Thomas Edison 

Ukulele Club

Join Jeff Weinberger for a 6 week 30minute class for 5-10 year olds. 

$10 per class or $60 for 6 weeks. 

Thursdays this fall 4.00 - 4.30 

Please arrive 10 minutes before class to settle in. 

Drop ins possible but a 6 week commitment is recommended. 

Ukulele is an easy, accessible, friendly instrument that can lead children toward other musical instruments and help them build confidence. This sense of achievement, plus the fun, social aspects and natural charm of the instrument can enrich any child's world. 

The activities are geared toward not just song learning and musical games, but listening to and cooperating with others, improvisation and lyric writing. At the end of the program, the students play a concert for their family and friends. 

The cost of a kid's ukulele is usually around $40 and no books are necessary, but an electronic tuner for $10-$20 is recommended. There are also free tuner apps readily available. If you are interested in borrowing a ukulele we can make recommendations. 

For more information contact Jeff Weinberger - jeffrey.weinberger@maine.edu 

cartooning club

Starting Nov 1st 4-5p James Quigley will host host a 6 week creative club for children 10 and up at Sweet Tree Arts. 

This once a week after school program for middle / high school students will focus on drawing skills, cartooning, illustration, character design and graphic art. 
All levels of skill are welcome and encouraged as collaboration will support individual work. 
James Quigley is a graphic artist, illustrator and cartoonist residing in Appleton. His work has appeared in the form of skateboard graphics, comic books and comic strips, animation, rock posters and more. 
 
$12 per class. Drop ins welcome but 6 week commitment recommended.