Explore your inner artist.
The selection of art opportunities is impressive at Artistree in S. Pomfret. I didn’t know I wanted to learn how to make glass or my own nature journal until I saw their website.
Whether you’re an artist looking to refine your skills or a beginner who just wants to explore art, Artistree has a class for you. Learn how to make glass, refine facial features, draw landscapes or figures, learn music theory, play guitar or more.
Artistree is a wonderful asset to the S. Pomfret community offering a wide variety of arts for the whole family. They have classrooms in their repurposed dairy barn, a theatre, a gallery of exhibits, and music performances.
- Summer camps for kids (acrobatics, art, making things with wood etc)
- Childen’s art and music classes (ballet, art, tumbling, clay, and more) – even cooking
- Workshops (mix and mingles, sip and paints, artist’s toolbox, making nature journals etc)
- Art classes (figure painting, printing, Japanese ink printing and more)
- Music (violin, piano, music theory, open mics, and more)
- Theatre (improv, circus theatre, Into the Woods Jr. etc)
- Movement (like dance, circus, and tumbling)
- Theraputic art (teen empowerment, art for grief, guided imagery meditation and more)
Upcoming Summer Events
Friday, June 14th Gallery Opening Reception, TRIO: Exploring Dementia. 5:30-7:30pm. FREE. Featuring the works of Betsy Goldsborough (1929-2018), Brenda Phillips (1956-2018), Margaret McCracken (1952-2019) Witness the transition of these artist’s work as their dementia progressed and heightened awareness of the struggle with this disease and its affect on the artist’s brain. Exhibit dates June 14-July 6th. ArtisTree Gallery.
Thursday, June 20th Mix, Mingle & Make, 6:30pm. $5 Material Fee. Tired of the typical options for getting out of the house and meeting people on a weeknight? Or just want a break from your Monday through Friday evening routine at home? Mix, Mingle & Make is a facilitated open studio for adults who wish to meet and spend time with other adults while they explore the creative process of their choice.
Thursday, June 20th Open Mic w/ Jim Yeager, 7pm. FREE. Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch!
Friday, June 21st Summer Revels Solstice Festival 5:30pm. FREE. The Summer Revels kicks off the summer season with a fun, family-friendly performance in a festival atmosphere. Food, crafts, and activities will be available before and during the performance, or bring your own picnic supper to enjoy under summer skies! Please join us as we celebrate the music, stories and people of a small Vermont village. Set ago—but not so long ago—and right near here, we’ll look at a day in the life of a small New England town, told through singing, stories, and games, by our community chorus of Summer Revelers.
Saturday, June 22nd, Workshop: Wet Media in Drawing. 9am-12pm. $60. Painting doesn’t have a monopoly on wet media. Drawing with ink is an obvious choice, so come discover how your selection of a creative drawing implement can make that choice a rich and varied one.
Saturday, June 22nd, Movie: Of mind and music. 4. $7. This award-winning drama follows the tale of a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist determined to help her. “Of Mind and Music” brilliantly embraces the city of New Orleans and the wonderful jazz that made it famous.
Saturday, June 29th, Workshop: Color in Drawing. 9am-12pm. $60. Color tells us more than you may think about the world.
Saturday, July 6th Family Clay in the Ceramics Studio 10am-12pm – $20 parent/child $5 for each additional family member. Join us once monthly for a special hand building ceramics studio session. You will decide what you would like to make and can join us another month to glaze your work. Parents/caregivers must attend with children. Drop-ins welcome!
Saturday, July 13th, Workshop: Mixed Media in Drawing. 9am-12pm. $60. Come discover how to incorporate techniques such as decoupage and collage into a drawing to take our pieces beyond the flat plane.
Thursday, July 18th Mix, Mingle & Make, 6:30pm. $5 Material Fee. Tired of the typical options for getting out of the house and meeting people on a weeknight? Or just want a break from your Monday through Friday evening routine at home? Mix, Mingle & Make is a facilitated open studio for adults who wish to meet and spend time with other adults while they explore the creative process of their choice.
Thursday, July 18th Open Mic w/ Jim Yeager, 7pm. FREE. Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch!
Thursday, July 25th, Homage to Mary Oliver in Poetry & Dance. 7:30pm Suggested Donation $15. A unique tapestry of dance & poetry dedicated to Mary Oliver. Readers of Poetry: Robert Burchess, Norwood Long, Richard Schramm, Danelle Sims, and Mary Jeanne Taylor. Moving Spirit Dancers: Nicole Conte, Suzy Malerich, Hope Yeager, with Claire Kawski. Performing works by Peggy Brightman/Choreographer & Producer.
The Woodstock Poetry Workshop: Pam Ahlen, Peggy Brightman, Blair Brooks, Laura Foley, Deb Franzoni, Jill Herrick-Lee, Brooke Herter James, Wendy Smith. New England’s beloved Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007, The New York Times described her as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.
Friday, July 26th, Gallery: UNBOUND VOL. IX Exhibit Opening Reception, 5:30pm FREE. The broad theme of “UNBOUND VOL. IX” encompasses all of the possibilities of what we may think or may not think a “book” is. Is it story? An entry to another world? An exploration? What does it indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of “the book” and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping-off point or as material to explore new ideas. Exhibit dates July 26 – August 24.
Saturday and Sunday, July 27 & 28th, Workshop: Historic Floorcloths. 9am-4pm. $215. Join us to make historically accurate 18th and 19th century floorcloths. Floorcloths (also called painted canvas, oil cloths, and floor canvases) are utilitarian and beautiful, protecting your floors and accenting your rooms with patterns and colors.