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.

Winter Classes 2014

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.

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.

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.

ARTree at Newhall Library

The ARTree, parents and children celebrated Valentines Day by creating marvelous HEART creations made out of pipe cleaners, foil and plaster.

The projects are usually kept at the library for decor, but in this case the children took them home for their loved ones.