Roots in the Community

Branches to the Wider World

Encouraging Creative Thinking 

and 

Building Community through the Arts



“The arts in general teach us to see, to feel, and indeed to know (and) enlarge human understanding. ” - Tom Barone & Eliot Eisner (2011)


BookMAking Workshop

 

We will be offering a two-day bookmaking workshop during the February break 2024 at Sweet Tree Arts.  


Wednesday February 21st and Thursday February 22nd, 9am - 2:30pm


The workshop is open to children 6-10 years old


Over the two days, the young artists will spend time exploring and creating different kinds of books, and learning different ways of creating decorative papers. They will learn the skills of cutting, folding, gluing, sewing, and measuring.


Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DcmEICbTEWZGmuhG13ezmcvZ8noR8Mv18yds28Mq3Dc/edit


Have Questions? Contact: amachika@sweettreearts.org 

Summer Camp 2024

Curiosity Camp: Age 5-10

We look forward to offering a summer program at Sweet Tree Arts.

5 weeks of workshops are offered 9am - 3pm Monday through Thursday open to children 5-10 year old


Week 1  July 8th - July 11th  Color 

Week 2  July 15th - July 18th  Fiber Arts

Week 3   July 22nd - July 25th 3-D

Week 4   July 29th - Aug 1st  Drama

Week 5   Aug 5th - Aug 8th  Bookmaking

 

Using the weekly themes, the young artists will get to explore different forms of arts throughout the week . For example while exploring color, we may encourage acting out colorful words, wearing colorful costumes and exploring ideas through a variety of color ideas, these will emerge from the children.


Registration Form For Curiosity camp:                         https://docs.google.com/form


Expressive Arts and Drama: Age 10-14

Expressive Arts: July 8th - July 11th, 9am - 3pm

This summer workshop will provide space for children ages 10 -14 to explore various modes of expression through the arts including movement, visual arts, drama, and writing. Participants will have the opportunity to focus on expressive modalities that they may already feel comfortable with while also trying on something new!


Drama: July 15th - July 18th, 9am - 3pm

This Workshop will allow participants to explore various dramatic techniques as well as the theatrical elements that contribute to a performance. This performance will be created by the participants through devised theater techniques and presented to families at the the end of the week.

Expressive Arts and Drama Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms


Financial Aid is Available: https://docs.google.com/forms


Have questions about summer camp? Contact: amachika@sweettreearts.org 


Looking to work/intern at our Summer Camp, email: amachika@sweettreearts.org 

Sweet Tree School

 An innovative, progressive, K-8 independent school, integrating the arts and centering each learner for the betterment of the community


MISSION 

Cultivating community and learning together through 

curiosity, empathy, creativity, and critical thinking.



To schedule a visit and learn more  about the school

email lstewart@sweettreearts.org

or call 207 542 8008


Core Community values: Kind, Safe, Creative, Courageous


Sweet Tree Arts and School also values:

Multiple intelligences theory. 

The creative process and imagination. 

Engaging deeply in discussion, asking questions and learning from one another.

The wellbeing of each individual, positive education and holistic learning opportunities for all. 


Educational Leadership Opportunities and Employment

Are you interested in sharing your passion for teaching (and learning) at Sweet Tree Arts & School.

Employment opportunities vary each year. We work to collect information from interested educators and creative artist practitioners. Through this process we create unique and relevant teams keeping the needs of the community at the heart of our decision making process.

Tell us about your general interest of employment at Sweet Tree Arts & School.

https://forms.gle/YhP8UZ3XmHzngkpF6

Meet the director, staff, and boards of Sweet Tree Arts and School. 

Inside sweet tree 

There are so many ways we reach into the Sweet Tree community. Browse the website to find out about all that we do. 

But first... take a moment to view this short documentary film, "Inside Sweet Tree", by local film maker Alex Forcillo.

Sweet Sustainability

Sweet Tree Arts is committed to sustainability and lowering our impact on the planet.

*Both buildings are currently powered by solar power.

*Our greenhouse, donated in 2019, offers lessons and experiences to encourage our learners to put their hands in the earth, meet master gardeners and learn about gardening and worm composting. 

*In 2019 we created a student run Sustainability festival encouraging sustainable practices and using the power of the imagination and the arts to bring people together, inviting local organizations to spark social responsibility inline with the UN sustainability goals. 

*In 2020 our school goats arrived to help take care of a growing poison ivy problem on the school grounds. 

*Students and staff are encouraged to bike or walk to school and do so often. 

*Many of our lessons take place in the outdoors allowing experiences to lead to stewardship.

*In 2021 Sweet Tree Arts received a grant from S.E.A and is now a gear site for the annual Maine Big Night - Amphibian count for Knox county each spring. 



"The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world."


Inspiring authors supporting our work at Sweet Tree Arts

11 years! and counting! 

Help us continue to grow and learn by supporting our annual appeal


Donate today and give creative arts experiences. Every gift directly benefits families in our community through joyful connections through the arts. 

If you’d like to make a one time or recurring monthly gift, Philantro makes the process quick, easy and secure.  Simply click on the donate button below and you will be given the choice for a one time or monthly donation.  A recurring gift of your choice is popular, much appreciated and a great way of supporting us long term. 

Any gift is directly tax deductible as Sweet Tree Arts is a registered non profit 501(c)(3). 

Tax Id no. 81-4333795

Thanks for your consideration and generosity!