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

ARTree Masters Watercolor Techniques (Canyon Country Park)

Students will create a variety of works building on the watercolor skills taught by Michael Powell, experienced art teach and artist. $30 material fee due to instructor at first class.

Session: Summer 2015

Location: Canyon Country Park

Dates: Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Jun 18th – Jul 23rd

Ages: 8 years – 12 years

Fees: $40.00

Registration is Open Now!

Many Faces of Art (Newhall Community Center)

The Many Faces of Art includes sculpture, watercolor, collage, and dramatic interpretations.

Session: Summer 2015

Location: Newhall Community Center

Dates: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Jul 6th – Jul 17th

Ages: 7 years – 12 years

Fees: $30.00 / $35.00

Registration is Open Now!

April 22 - August 26 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.

March 26 - May 7 Spring 3-Dimensional Art Class — Each week create a three dimensional art piece using wire, plaster, clay, and other interesting materials. Signups begin February 17th online through Seasons magazine.

January 15 - February 19 Enjoy six weeks of watercolor techniques with Michael Powell and The ARTree. All finished works will be matted and ready for framing. Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. $45 non-refundable fee. Registration begins November 18 online and by mail - visit and search for Seasons.

Relax and Craft : Adult Workshops


In conjunction with the Santa Clarita Public Library’s summer reading theme, Read to the Rhythm, we will be PAINTING to the rhythm using string. With music as our muse, we’ll use paint to express the beat. Canvases range from vintage sheet music to large roll paper, which can later be used for wrapping paper.

Supported by the Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library, this is a free workshop.

Wednesday, June 24th at 6:30pm at the Old Town Newhall Library

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

ARTree Class Series a Success


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 a variety of materials and techniques to help students explore the human face in art. Each class began with a slideshow, providing insight into the artist whose works inspired the day’s lesson. Classes included watercolors, plaster, pastels, collage, mixed media, ink, and even non-verbal facial expression, pictured here.