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.

Spring and Summer Class Schedules (2014)

Activities Center

Master Class: Watercolors
June 19 – July 24
Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Newhall Community Center

3D Art
June 23 – July 28
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Canyon Country Community Center

3D Art
June 23 – July 28
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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.


ARTree paints Newhall Hardware Holiday Windows

The Holiday window painting class went very well. The children were fast learners and finished just in time to show the artwork to their parents after the class ended. It was in plain view for all Santa Clarita residents to see. If you get a chance, drive down Main Street in Newhall.

The ARTree Returns to The Old Town Newhall Library

On September 6th The ARTree taught the first class of the new school year following a three month summer break. As last year, we will teach classes the first and second Fridays of each month in the Community Room of the Old Town Newhall Library. Melissa Lackman will be in charge of these classes that begin at 2:00 and end at 3:00.

During the first class kids created paper mache “heads” with balloons. Next week they will add the details that make each head unique.

The classes are geared to students ten years of age and older. The ARTree invites you to join in the fun each month and don’t forget to look for the finished projects that will be displayed at the library.