The ARTree Community Arts Center

Developing the Roots of Creativity

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Fall Classes End

On October 16th The ARTree completed our fall class series called, The Many Faces Of Art, at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex. The classes offered many materials and techniques to help students explore the human face in art. Each class began with a brief PowerPoint presentation that offered some insight into the artist whose works inspired the lesson to be taught that afternoon. Classes included watercolors, plaster, pastels, collage, mixed media projects, ink, and even non-verbal facial expression. At the end of the sixth class parents were invited to view a small show featuring all of the art created over the six-week series. Parents and student artists enjoyed viewing all of the wonderful art.

Our next series will begin January 15th. Interested students may sign up through Seasons Magazine beginning November 18th.

Guest Speaker Series – Diane Trautman


Diane Trautman

Diane Trautman – SCV Community Leader

We all know that sometimes you have to take art to the streets. Art was literally done ON the street when artists converged in Old Town Newhall to do chalk drawings on Main Street. Diane Trautman joined in not just to support art but to actively participate in the process. That’s the kind of thing leaders do, and Trautman has been a community leader and planner for decades. See what picture she paints for the future of art here in Santa Clarita at the October ARTree Guest Speaker Series.

6:30pm – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Old Town Newhall Library

No charge for admission

Summer 2014 Classes

Our first Master’s Class, taught by Michael Powell, consisting of six weeks of watercolor classes, was a big success. The students really enjoyed learning new watercolor techniques each week. Michael will be back this winter for another six weeks of Master’s classes. Watch the Seasons magazine for updates.

Summer classes at the Newhall Community Center featured three-dimensional projects taught by a six different artists. The students fully embraced each activity. Everyone really enjoyed seeing all of the finished projects at the mini art show held on July 29th. Fall classes are listed in the new Seasons magazine. Classes in “The Many Faces of Art” series will begin on Thursday, September 11th and will continue for six weeks.