sweettree arts

Community arts programming and
alternative education opportunities through the arts


Maine BIG NIGHT

Sweet Tree is a registered gear site for Maine Big Night. We have a limited number of vests, headlamps and clipboards. We will provide data sheets for families to safely participate and support data collection of salamanders and frogs in Knox county. To reserve your gear email lspinchbeck@sweettreearts.org You must be registered with Maine Big Night to participate: https://www.vernalpools.me/big-night/



Sweetland School

Walk through the school Tuesday May 10th 10am-12pm.

The tour will be led by students and the director of the school. You will start at Roots (4 Church St., Hope) , to view our K-2 program and then on to Branches (293 Ludwig Rd.), where our 3-8th grade learn. We will finish with a question and answer time with the director at are new location, the Branches.

To register please email: lspinchbeck@sweettreearts.org

If you missed our virtual open house we are happy to share the recording of our virtual presentation. Email lspinchbeck@sweettreearts.org to request a link.

Prospective families welcome to apply March 28th

The Sweetland School welcome package can be found here:

WELCOME

Summer programming 2022

Now open

Offering:

Week long creativity camp for 5-10 year olds

5-10s currently full week of July 18th

Day camp details and application here: https://forms.gle/WSw2hEmegtMS4ppGA

Coming soon:

*Arts integration sessions for teachers



Build your own Kayak - family, team or individual class

This 8 day workshop is open to child/parent teams ages 9+ recommended, teams of two kids 12+, or individuals if approved by the instructor.

Week 1 July 18 - 21

Week 2 July 25-28

9-2pm each day

Learn more and register at:

https://forms.gle/RotKj8adyMt9PNVM6

Expressive arts camp for 11-14s

This summer workshop will provide space for children ages 11-14 to explore various modes of expression through the arts including movement, visual arts, drama, and writing.

July 18-21st

9-2pm Mon-Thurs

With Anna Rich

for more details and to register visit: https://forms.gle/3aiTUawEPWZZaKTe9


Meet the director, staff, and boards of Sweettree Arts and Sweetland 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.

Educational Leadership Opportunities and Employment

Are you interested in sharing your passion for teaching (and learning) at Sweet Tree Arts / Sweetland 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 interest of employment at Sweet Tree Arts / Sweetland School

https://forms.gle/YhP8UZ3XmHzngkpF6


Roots in the Community

Branches to the Wider World

Encouraging Creative Thinking

and

Building Community through the Arts



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!