The ARTree has released the schedule for its Spring & Summer classes. The local nonprofit also announced ARTree President and board member has retired from his position to pursue his own artistic endeavors.
Late Spring & Summer classes:
Junior Sampler – ARTree has another round of weekly Junior Sampler classes for 5 – 7 year-olds starting up again the week of April 29 – one class which meets for six consecutive Tuesdays (enroll through Seasons), and one that meets for six consecutive Wednesdays (enroll through ARTree.) Classes are from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. In addition, you can now enroll through Seasons for our summer Junior Samplers. These classes are each held every day for one week, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Monday through Friday. We are running this class the week of June 17, June 24, and July 29. Students will be able to explore materials and techniques, taught by a highly regarded educator and artist. $125, NO MATERIALS FEE.
Arts Sampler – ARTree has another round of weekly Junior Sampler classes for 8 -12 year-olds starting up again on April 30 – class which meets for six consecutive Tuesdays (enroll now through Seasons.) Classes are from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. In addition, you can now enroll through Seasons for our summer Arts Samplers. These classes are each held every day for one week, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Monday through Friday. We are running this class the week of June 17, June 24, and July 29. Students will be able to explore materials and techniques, taught by a highly regarded educator and artist. $125. No materials fee.
Amp up your Art – An ongoing class for children from 6 – 12. This is an ongoing weekly class designed to really help children master the techniques and materials used to create rewarding art. If your child just can’t get enough art education time through the public schools, we can help nurture their creativity and give them the time and instruction they need to really be successful with the art that they create. See our website for more details.
Adult Drawing Class – A drop-in class designed for adults and teens in the community to come learn to draw from life. A live (fully clothed) model is available, and there is always an experienced artist on site if help is needed. Class is every Thursday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. There is a $10 suggested donation which goes toward supporting the model.
ARTree Tribe – Adult Art Journaling Class – This class meets every Wednesday morning from 10:00 am to noon. Get together with a group of creative locals and learn to create an art journal. There will be a different focus each month. May’s focus is collage, please see our website for more details. $10 per session.
Flutterby Open Art Studio – This class meets the first Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 1 pm, and is free to children and their parents. All materials are provided for art projects that are fun and different each time. There are multiple stations where different projects can be created. The theme for May will be “Colors of Spring”, and June’s theme is “Summer Breeze.”
ARTree is located at 22508 6th St, Santa Clarita, 91321.
For more information, call (661) 673-7500.
ARTree Founder Bob Hernandez retires as President and board member:
Bob Hernandez, ARTree Founder, has officially retired as President and board member of ARTree to focus on his own artistic ambitions. Bob built the current ARTree, by sheer persistence and inspiration, from just a dream in his head a little over ten years ago to the prodigious community force that we enjoy today.
Bob graduated from California Institute of the Arts, BFA with honors. Bob was a Design Director for KCBS, Fox Sports Network, Telemundo and has served on the Executive Board of The Broadcast Designers Association.
With his own company, Bob Hernandez Design, he lead creative teams in formulating multimedia projects and producing art for such companies as Simon & Schuster, IBM, and Time Warner.
The teaching bug hit years later and Bob got an opportunity to take on a teaching position at Cal State Northridge, teaching design and experimental film.
Soon after the multi-media craze hit, both his illustration and design talents began to flourish. His multi-media work for Simon & Schuster on The Amazon Jungle and Animals of the World has been on display at The Smithsonian Institute.
Though Bob has been nominated several times, won an Emmy, and has various National and International awards during his career, Bob confesses that his true joy is teaching children.
Bob lives with his wife, Diane in Santa Clarita and has two grown sons that are executives in the entertainment industry.
ARTree wishes Bob and his family the best of luck with their new endeavors.
Volunteer Opportunities at ARTree
Assist or Teach a class:
We are always on the lookout for volunteers to assist a teacher with a class. If you like working with children, this would be for you. If you have some art experience, you might be interested in teaching a class. Please contact us if interested at (661) 673-7500.
Sometimes it’s a mural, sometimes it’s a chalk festival, sometimes it’s something completely new and different. We are always looking for volunteers for special projects. Please contact us if interested at (661) 673-7500.
Model for our drawing class:
Would you like to pose, fully clothed, for our adult / teen drawing class on Thursday nights? We pay $30 per session. Please contact us if interested at (661) 673-7500.