The ARTree Community Arts Center

Developing the Roots of Creativity


The ARTree provides an “Arts Sampler” of classes to introduce our students to a variety of arts experiences. We weave the sampler of classes together through a common theme.

During each six-week class schedule we offer visual arts classes such as painting, origami, sculpture, and collage. Performing arts classes have included story telling, salsa and hip-hop dancing, rhythm instruments, and song writing. By offering such a variety of classes we are able to find an arts passion in every child who participates.

For dates and times of our current and upcoming classes, please check the calendar.

Class Schedule 2015

Watercolor Techniques (ARTree Community Arts Center, Newhall)

Students will create a variety of works using the watercolor skills taught by Michael Powell and Gary Friedman, experienced artists and teachers. A $35 materials fee is due at first class.

Session: Fall 2015

Location: The ARTree

Dates: September 8 to October 13, Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ages: 8 years – 12 years

Fees: $50.00

Arts Sampler (ARTree Community Arts Center, Newhall)

The best way to find the creative YOU is to experience lots of different styles and techniques in both visual and performing arts. Come join the ARTree for a 6 week exploration of painting, collage, storytelling, clay and wire sculpture. Join this creative adventure and discover all your amazing talent that's just waiting to be released. $35 non-refundable material fee due at first class.

Session: Fall 2015

Location: The ARTree

Dates: September 10 to October 15, Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ages: 8 years – 12 years

Fees: $45.00

Registration is Open Now!

Ongoing/Monthly Learning a new skill. Creating something beautiful. Self-expression. Intense concentration. These are experiences that bring relaxation and renewal into our stressful lives. ARTree is pleased to announce a new drop-in class for adults, held every 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library. The “Relax and Craft” sessions will provide free instruction and materials to spend an hour engaged in creativity. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and photos of our project for the current month.

Relax and Craft: October 2015

October 28th at 6:30pm at the Old Town Newhall Library.

Every 4th Wednesday, join us for this free adult crafting series. In October, we’ll be making superhero cuffs and a headpiece! Why let kids have all the costume fun?

Supported by the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library. No prior registration is required. Bring a friend!


Relax and Craft: September

September 23rd at 6:30pm at the Old Town Newhall Library

This free workshop for adults has grown tremendously since its start last Spring! Last month we had 28 crafters; and a lot of fun creating a variety of paper flowers out of old, discarded book pages.

Coming up in September, our project will be repurposing empty mint tins. We’ll make collection boxes, sewing kits and first-aid kits, decorating the tins with fabrics, images and found objects.

Supported by the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library, this workshop is free and no prior registration is required.


Master Watercolor Class: Summer Program for Kids


Good news! There is still time to sign up your kids for this popular master class led by artist, Michael Powell. Held at Canyon Country Park beginning June 18, for 6 weeks.

ARTree is committed to bringing low-cost art opportunities to kids in Santa Clarita Valley.

Follow this link and Search “watercolor” : Seasons registration