Community Arts

Winter programming

Sweet Tree Arts is offering Winter Programs. The programs will run for 6 weeks starting January 10th, you can register for the 6 weeks and drop-ins are welcome as well. Come join us!

Fiber Arts: Ages 6-12

Wednesdays 4-5pm

Instructors: Bill Huntington & Atupele Machika.

Students will have an introduction to weaving, knitting, Crocheting, needle felting, wet felting, and hand sewing. Parents are welcome to stay as well and do art with us.


Teen Drawing

Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm

Instructor: Atupele Machika

Over the 6-week session, the students will use pencil, charcoal, and ink and will have the opportunity to choose a subject for their final drawing masterpiece. The students will be allowed to create works from their inspirations, and the instructor will be there to guide the students to reach their potential and build confidence.


Mixed Media: All ages Wednesdays 6:30-8pm

Instructor: Amy Wilton

If you ever thought you weren't talented enough to be an artist, take this class and shed your fear of art making. We will play with abstract art, and realism if you feel like it and add found objects to our work. Join us and find a new way to awaken the hidden talent in you.

Winter Programming application here

Summer programming

Summer Camp

Sweet Tree Arts will offer 4 weeks of summer workshops for creative thinkers ages 5-10.

Camps run 9 am - 3 pm Monday- Thursday

Week long creativity camp for 5-10-year-olds

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


Expressive Arts

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. Participants will have the opportunity to focus on expressive modalities that they may already feel comfortable with while also trying on something new! We will spend time in nature and use their observations of the natural world to influence their art-making, play, and conversations. Creating a secure space for individuals to explore their own emotional expression within a supportive group of peers will be prioritized.

Application link click HERE

Family Art

For 5 weeks in the summer, Sweet Tree Arts will offer family art. The families come and create art together


Coming soon:

*Short Intensive skill building classes for 11-14s

*Family classes

*Arts integration sessions for teachers

Details and dates will be shared by shortly


FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION HERE

Core Elements and Themes of Sweet Tree Arts

Process over Product

Questions over Answers

Whole brain and whole body learning encouraged

Community is expanded through the Arts with the following themes:

Self, Group, Family and Friends, Our Environment, Our Community, The Wider World.

We create community art projects to enhance and connect our community
and offer workshops and classes to inspire and connect fellow artists.
We offer classes and workshops to bring education and creativity to learners of all ages.

All disciplines of creative arts are explored as an avenue to interdisciplinary
thinking and learning: Visual Arts, Language Arts, Music, Drama, Storytelling and more.


Story Slams

Twice a year Sweet Tree Arts hosts a community Story Slam. We invite local tellers to share around a theme and often invite professional storytellers to share their stories with the local schools and our community. Again and again we see stories bring us closer together.

Virtual Story slam coming soon this winter. Theme - Silver linings.

Workshops and classes

Sweet Tree Arts offers the space for 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.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Classes and workshops are non-refundable. If you need to withdraw from a class, Sweet Tree Arts will issue you a credit toward a future class.

A $30 fee will be charged for returned checks.

Sweet Tree Arts reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment. If a class is cancelled by Sweet Tree Arts, you will be issued a full refund. Sweet Tree Arts also reserves the right to postpone classes due to circumstances beyond our control such as severe weather, staff illness or emergencies. The instructor will provide make-up classes for any classes missed due to unforeseen circumstances. Sweet Tree Arts' education staff members are not obligated to provide make-up classes for individuals who have missed class for personal, professional or any other reasons not the fault of Sweet Tree Arts.

Refund & cancellation policies are strictly enforced. Class payments and other contributions ensure the continuation of Sweet Tree Arts education and community outreach programs. We thank you for your understanding and support of Sweet Tree Arts.

Waiver of Liability

In consideration for Sweet Tree Arts, its teachers, volunteers, and agents from any and all liability, cost, or expense associated with any injury I may sustain while participating in Sweet Tree Arts programs. Payment received acknowledges that you have read and understood the refund policies. Sweet Tree Arts does not provide students with make-up classes due to illness, unanticipated travel, or other reasons not the fault of the facility. Sweet Tree Arts has the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. Sweet Tree Arts reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to other students, faculty or staff.

Young Children

Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Non Discriminatory Statement

Sweet Tree Arts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristics. Further Sweet Tree Arts works to develop a culture of equity encouraging individual voices, welcoming opposing views and new ideas and working towards encouraging a safe environment where growth mindset is encouraged through equal opportunity, hard work and consistent support.