Class Descriptions

Ukulele Club

Join Jeff Weinberger for a 6week 45minute class for 5-10 year olds. 

$60 for 6 weeks. 

Thursdays this fall 3.45 - 4.30

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. We have 4 ukuleles availalbe to be checked out at no charge, by families for the duration of the course.

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

Cartooning club

 James Quigley will host host a 6 week cartooning club for children 7 and up at Sweet Tree Arts. 

This once a week after school program for children 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.
Meets 3.30 - 4.30 weekly. 

 

 

Yoga and Art 6-12s
Yoga and Art
In this after school class, children will be invited to participate in an hour-long yoga practice, focusing on breathing techniques, yoga postures, expressive movement and creativity. Each day we will focus on a theme, such as Joy, Loving Kindness, Gratitude, Strength, etc. and will provide opportunity for discussion of these themes and how we can welcome them into our lives. Together we will play yoga games, share yoga stories and songs, and make art projects with a focus on our theme for the day. These might include painted mindfulness rocks, kindness postcards, gratitude trees, hopes and dreams flags, among others. This class offers a fun and accessible way for children to share in learning about yoga and yogic postures, and all the positive benefits these things have to offer us. 
Recommended for 6-12s 
Meets Thursdays 3.30 - 4.30
$12 per class $72 for 6 week session