Classes

Sweet Tree Arts offers small classes for children and adults.

Due to the small class sizes continued study in any of the listed classes makes it possible to develop skills and grow as an individual. 

Sweet Tree Arts uses many creative arts in each class, Storytelling, Music, Drama, Poetry, Movement and Visual Arts. Further we work to consider the personalities and learning styles of each individual. 

 

Scholarships and family prices available, please inquire.  

Financial Aid Application 

 

Families are welcome to be as involved as they wish, if you would like to stay you may create with your child  or sit in the kitchen have a cup of tea, read a book and use our wifi. Open studio is also a great time for children to become familiar with our space and instructors.  

 Ages are suggested and flexible, please inquire if your child does not fit into the suggested age bracket. 

Click on class for pricing and a full description:

Open Studio

A Drop in Art studio. Various arts will be offered and materials available. 

Open to all ages, 18months and beyond.

There is no instruction in this class but I will be available for guidance and questions.

You will find: Sensory table, exploratory table, a group project and a fine art table.  

Come create and connect with other artists of all ages and abilities.

 

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

Join Sweet Tree staff in the studio for a monthly creative club.

Explore your world through Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Poetry, Movement and Storytelling in a Studio Arts environment. 

Meets Wednedsays once a month 3.30-4.30pm. 

Hope students welcome to arrive by bus after school. 

 Recommended for 6-12 year olds.

 $12 an artist 

 

 

Curiosity Camp 5-10 week 2

Curiosity Camp

Curiosity camp offers children ages 5-10 years old a variety of creative opportunities.
Each day will be filled with a variety of skills to encourage creative thinking, exploration and innovation. Children will participate in drawing skills, science activities, out door exploration,  community engagement and projects and have opportunities to grow and explore how they actively think, learn and engage with the world. Mornings will be used to build skills in questioning and collaboration while the afternoons will bring projects and deep engagment. Visting artists compliment the program. 
Camp runs 9.00 -2.30pm Monday - Friday
Week: July 17-21

Cost $250  per week
Sibling discounts and scholarships available.
Take $50 off is you sign up for all three weeks. (Each week offers growth and new experiences).

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.

 

 

Curiosity Camp 5-10 week 3

Curiosity Camp

Curiosity camp offers children ages 5-10 years old a variety of creative opportunities.
Each day will be filled with a variety of skills to encourage creative thinking, exploration and innovation. Children will participate in drawing skills, science activities, out door exploration,  community engagement and projects and have opportunities to grow and explore how they actively think, learn and engage with the world. Mornings will be used to build skills in questioning and collaboration while the afternoons will bring projects and deep engagment. Visting artists compliment the program. 
Camp runs 9.00 -2.30pm Monday - Friday
Week: July 24 - 28

Cost $250  per week
Sibling discounts and scholarships available.
Take $50 off is you sign up for all three weeks. (Each week offers growth and new experiences).

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. 

Thursdays this fall 3.30-4.00  

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