Sweet Tree Classes

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Sweet Tree Arts offers a variety of classes for children and adults with limited enrollment to make it possible to study deeply together -developing skills and growing as an individuals. 

We infuse the creative arts into each class, deepening the learning with 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 or fill out application below. Families are welcome to be as involved as they wish, if you would like to stay you may create with your child, sit in the kitchen with a cup of tea, read a book, or use our wifi. If you are new to Sweet Tree, consider joining for Open studio. This is a wonderful opportunity 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. 

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Click on class for pricing and a full description:

Curiosity Camp 6 - 12s

Curiosity Camp

Curiosity camp offers children ages 6-12 years many 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, outdoor 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. 


Camp runs 9.00 -2.00pm Monday - Friday

Please pack a nut free snack and lunch, water bottle and wear clothes that can get messy. 

Cost $280  per week
Sibling discounts and scholarships available.
 $40 off if you sign up for all three weeks. (Each week offers growth and new experiences).

Cartooning club

 James Quigley will host 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 full class commitment recommended.
3 week session - $36
4 weeksessions - $48
 6 week sessions - $72 
Meets 3.45 - 4.45 Mondays

 

 

 

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

 

Tuesday 3.45 - 4.45 with Hannah Wells

$72 for 6 week class

$48 for 4 week class

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 3.45 - 4.45
$12 per class
$48 for 4 week session
$72 for 6 week session
Kids April Vacation Jam Camp

Kids Vacation Jam Camp

In this 45 minute workshop, meeting twice over the vacation week, children bring or borrow an instrument to make music with others. We welcome beginner and experienced musicians ages 5-10. 
The workshop includes directed jams, learning to listen, playing off each other, call and response and other fun, enriching activities. A variety of instruments will be available,  no experience necessary there will be room for spontaneity and improvisation.

Class size up to 8 kids. 

 

 

Jam Club

6 week Jam Club

In this 45 minute class children bring or borrow an instrument to make music with others. We welcome beginner and experienced musicians ages 5-10. 
The workshop includes directed jams, learning to listen, playing off each other, call and response and other fun, enriching activities. A variety of instruments will be available,  no experience necessary there will be room for spontaneity and improvisation.

Class size up to 8 kids. 

$60 for 6 week class. $12 drop in.  

Mindful Drawing and Observation

Students ages 12 - 16 will build skills in drawing and careful observation. 

A variety of activities and approaches allow for seeing to occur.

Inpired by the work of Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing by Wendy Ann Geenhalgh we will build a practice of seeing and responding and connect the eye and hand. 

Simple materials and a connection to the natural world will ground each session. 

Meets 3-5pm Mon - Thurs

$80 or $25 drop in

 

Scottish Piping Workshop

2 Mini Piping Workshops 

9-12 / 1-5 with Callum Armstrong
Topic ~ Melodic ornamentation of tunes, and how to relax to get the best out of your fingers.

9-12 / 1-5 with Chris Gray
Topic ~ Develop your piping style, creating your signature sound through ornamental embellishment and variation. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of piping traditions and iconic pipers, and use what we learn to inform our own personal style and sound.

$75 (includes evening concert ticket)

Participants will have the opportunity to work with both Callum and Chris over the course of the day. If enough interest we will split the group into 2 small groups and rotate between instructors. 

For questions email - Chris Pinchbeck at pinchbeckpipes@gmail.com

Drawing Workshop
Drawing Workshop. Saturdays, April 20 & 27 10am -12pm &1-2pm   $50 per class Suggested for high school age and adult. 

 

This will be a fast paced introduction to drawing, with tried and true exercises designed to help students observe more clearly and to develop trust and coordination between your eyes, brain and hand. If you want to draw, these 2 workshops should be a good start. 
3D Design Camp

Do you love design tech? During this 3 day STEAM camp, we will take a hands-on journey into the exciting technology of digital arts. You will learn art and design using your imagination in graphic design, 3D modeling, 3D printing, virtual reality, and coding. 

Bring your creativity to expand your knowledge of emerging applications in the exciting world of 3D.  Ages 9+

9-12pm

$120