Need a good accuse to get out of the house this winter? River Tree Arts has a great variety of art classes and workshops for you to choose from!
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River Tree Arts

~ Pottery ~ Theater ~ Watercolor ~ Metalsmithing ~ After School Art ~ 

Creative Writing ~ Dance ~ Private Music lessons and SO. MUCH. MORE!

Tis the season to try something new!  Treat yourself, or a loved one, to the benefit of the arts!


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Don't miss our Winter Session class offerings!
See full list below.
For Kids
For Adults


* CREATIVE KIDS! 3:30 - 5:30
For grades K-5
6 week session: Jan. 11 – Feb. 29
(no class 1/18 or 2/15)

Students will create their own art pieces and explore several mediums, using different tools and methods each time. Students will work in a creative and relaxed environment with a variety of projects geared towards their age level.
$135/members, $150/non­-members

* Metalsmithing, 3:30 - 5:30
For grades 4+
6 week session: Jan. 25 – March 7
(no class 2/15) 

Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals- work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & design your own designs. Wire wrapping, hot & cold process soldering and polishing will be taught. This is a fun and rewarding class for students with some or no previous experience. 

$180/members, $195/non-members


* Live On Stage! 3:30 - 5:30
Kids Theater for grades K - 6
12 week session: Jan. 12 – April 5
(no class 2/16)

Students will develop a basic knowledge of theater through the creation of an ensemble to focus on improvisation, theater games and performance. Development of creative thinking and confident communications will be cultivated through scene work and basic acting skills. Students of all abilities are encouraged to participate in this fun and social class!

Theme / Play: To be determined
$230/members ; $250/non-member



* Clay Club, 3:30 - 5:30
6 week session: Jan 13 – Feb 24
(no class 2/17)

For grades 1 +
In this class, students will explore the nature of clay using many techniques such as pinch pots, coil pots, slab building and the pottery wheel. We will learn to apply glazes and fire all clay pieces in our kiln. Cups, bowls, tiles, animal sculptures and more! Bring your imaginations and willingness to get a little dirty!

$145/members, $155/non-members

* Early Release ~ Art Adventures 12:30 - 3:30
DATES: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6

For grades K +
Everyone is invited to Art Adventures at River Tree Arts! Each month students will be inspired by a different themes. Students will have the chance to try different art mediums, explore, create & most importantly, have fun in the art room!
$22/members, $25/non-members



* After School Art, 3:30 - 5:30
6 week session : Jan 14 – Feb 25
(no class 2/18)

Grades K +
Fold, tear, press, cut, and make lasting connections to the many creative ways to play with paper! Students will have fun exploring origami techniques while also incorporating related mediums such as collage, book making and book altering. This class is sure to get those creative juices flowing as students enjoy this hands on, tactile experience with paper art!

$135/members, $150/non-members


Did you know?

Students of RSU21 can take the school bus to River Tree Arts?

 ~ KES / Sea Road Bus #9 ~
~ Consolidated Bus #12 ~



Ready to give guitar lessons a try?

Always wanted to learn the Piano? Violin? Bass? Drums? Looking for private voice lessons? Why not make 2016 your year!?

Call today to schedule your first half hour trial-lesson for free!

FMI Call: 207-967-9120
Lessons are scheduled upon instructor availability


Birthday Parties & Events

Does your little one have a birthday coming up? Need a venue for an upcoming Event?


River Tree Arts offers a variety of themed arts and craft birthday parties, perfect for entertaining & enriching creative imaginations! 

Click HERE for full list of options!

RTA's Community Art Room & Performance Hall are perfect locations for accommodating large groups!


* Drawing w. Russel 1-4pm
6 week session: Jan. 12 – Feb. 23
(no class 2/16)

This is a great class for beginners and folks who want a “refresher!” Learn important drawing fundamentals, build skills, and gain confidence using age-old techniques and exercises passed down from the masters.

$165/members, $180/non-members

* Acrylic Landscapes 6-8:30pm
6 week session: Jan. 12 – Feb. 23
(no class 2/16)

Adults & Teens
Caren-Marie Michel will teach you how to be fearless in your landscape painting! Six weekly classes of studio landscape painting in acrylics working with reference to photos to paint what you see with glowing color and light. Students will explore simplifying their subject, making strong compositions, develop observational skills, and have fun loosening up! All levels are welcome.

$145/members, $160/non-members

* Adult Ceramics 6:30-9pm
6 week session: Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 
(no class 2/16)

With Cathryn Hammond
In this 6 week session, students will learn the fundamentals of clay by way of hand building and an introduction to the pottery wheel. This will be an exciting and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for experimenting new techniques to build your very own tableware. In addition to clay work, students will experience the process of glazing and firing. All finished items will be durable and food-safe.

$180/members; $195/non-members (+ $25 materials fee)


* Ceramics for Seniors 65+, 10-12pm
4 week session: Jan. 13 – Feb. 3

This class is designed for all levels to explore the many wonderful possibilities of clay.  Students will be introduced to simple hand building techniques to create beautiful tableware, as well as a chance to experiment on the pottery wheel. Demonstrations and examples will be provided in each class to stimulate creativity and maximize your productivity! This is a fun and relaxing approach to clay.

$100/member, $110/non-members  (plus $25 materials fee)

* Studio Watercolors * 1-4
6 week session: Jan 13 – Feb 24
(no class 2/17)

* (This class is for intermediate students who have previously taken at least two sessions with Russel and who have a basic knowledge of watercolor painting) *

Students will build upon the knowledge and skills they already posses from previous watercolor experience. From paint application and color blending to a more refined sense of composition, this class will take your watercolor skills to the next level. Bring your own supplies.

$165/members, $180/non-members

~ New to RTA ~
* Writing as a Healing Art, 6:30-8:30pm
6 week session: Jan 13 – Feb 24
(no class 2/17)

According to the New York Times writing therapy is replacing talk therapy. This writing workshop will provide a safe place for people to express themselves while keeping the focus on the writing as a developing craft. We are writing ourselves whole. It may be a song or a few poems that dislodges a deep grief. It may be a short story or a story slam that crafts a heralding tale. It may be pieces of memoir that say this is who I was to those you will leave behind. Whatever it is, the AWA method unlocks the hidden and frees the truth.

Please join us in welcoming, Kim Purcell-Shipman to our talented RTA faculty!

$140/members, $155/non-members

* Metalsmithing, 10 - 1pm
6 week session: Jan 28 – March 10 (no class 2/18)

Students will learn how to use basic hand tools & the torch to make jewelry. Hot & cold connections will be taught through examples and demonstrations. Each student will learn sawing, piercing, surface decoration, light forging, forming and basic stone settings. Students will create their own designs using the techniques and skills gained from this class!

$195/members; $215/non-members (+$30 materials fee)

* Studio Watercolors, 6 - 9pm
6 week session: Jan 14 – Feb (no class 2/18)

Whether you are a DaVinci or a dabbler, join our art classes for friendship and fun painting in watercolors. From paint application, color blending and composition, Russel will take you through all the watercolor basics to nourish your inner creative genius! Even if you have taken watercolor classes before, Russel has many tricks up his sleeve to keep you engaged and learning. Supply lists will be available after registrationAll levels welcome!

$165/members; $180/non-members

~ It is our mission to bring the joy and benefit of the arts to everyone in our community ~

Up Coming Craft Nights:

Thursday Jan. 7, 6 - 8pm

Personalized Signs 
We will explore ways of altering old weathered boards to create beautiful personalized signs.  Enjoy this tactile experience by displaying your favorite quotes or song lyrics in a visual way.  Students will use paint and basic hand tools to make their sign, and will be provided with hanging hardware. (BYOB)

$25 per student or $45 for two


Thursday Jan. 14, 6 - 8pm

~ New to RTA ~
Join Barbara Fraser as she shows us how to mix oils using the best combinations and shows us how to learn to relax and heal ourselves with oils, meditation, hand massage, breathing techniques and more. Students will all get the chance to mix up their own oils to take home and enjoy.

$25 per student or $45 for two

Don't Delay, Register Today!