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.  

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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:

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.  

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.




Da Vinci Camp 6-12s

Da Vinci camp 

Da Vinci offers children ages 6-12 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, math and science activities, along with outdoor exploration. 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

July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd

Cost $275  per week
Sibling discounts and scholarships available.
Take $25 off is you sign up for all three weeks. (Each week offers growth and new experiences).

2018 camp will be led by Lindsay Pinchbeck (July 9 and 23rd) and Amy Gertner (July 16th) along with high school and college age assistants and visiting artists. 

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.



Picture a Story

 Picture a Story

This story telling course will show children how to communicate a story through art. We will be reading various short tales and taking a look at how other artists take on the roll of sharing their own stories through creative imagery. Children will also choose a story to illustrate in their own unique way. 

We will:

Share children’s picture book

Play drawing games

Invite children to bring in a story they love

Add inspiring illustrations into our journals

Share our work showing different ways to tell a story with pictures. 

Explore ideas of character through illustration

Create book covers and “end pages”

Make patterns and designs relating to original stories