Whirled Tree Arts

Creativity. Connection. Community.

Come visit us! We open by appointment only and would love to show you around.

Contact us to set up a time to drop by.

Where is Whirled Tree?

Whirled Tree Arts provides art groups, yoga, camps and individual art therapy sessions in a bright sunny studio space in Burlington, Vermont just steps from the Church Street Market Place near the shores of Lake Champlain. Find us above New Moon Cafe at 150 Cherry Street.

Whirled Tree Arts also travels!

Carolyn visits schools to provide art therapy sessions to support kids, families and education teams in improving communication and wellness for children in addition to community based work through partnerships with other organizations. We strive to bring art to people around Vermont and beyond to promote health, wellness, and joy in the community. So far we've traveled as far as Boston, the coast of Maine and the Pacific Coast of Mexico leading art classes, workshops and retreats.

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away." 

                                  -Paul Strand

"The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls."

                              - Pablo Picasso

"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision where ever it takes him."

                         - John F. Kennedy

Who is Whirled Tree?

Carolyn Crotty, ATR, LCMHC, RYT

Whirled Tree Arts Founder

Burlington, Vermont

Carolyn provides Whirled Tree services in and around Burlington, Vermont. She has had a life long love affair with artistic expression and from her first crayon scribbles on walls to her current pursuits on canvas, she has always known in her heart that creative expression is magical. 

In her 10 plus years experience in art education and art therapy, Carolyn has had the pleasure of bringing that magic into the lives of young and old.  She has humbly witnessed the healing powers of art making and believes wholeheartedly that a world in which we create things together is a world in which we can all feel safe and proud to live in.

Carolyn also recently acquired her 200 hour yoga teaching certification under the instruction of John McConnell at the UVM Campus Recreation Yoga School.  After 12 years of practicing yoga in her own time, she is excited to incorporate the benefits of this ancient practice into the creative and therapeutic offerings at Whirled Tree Arts.


Whirled Tree Arts is an arts organization devoted to promoting personal and community wellness and joy by bringing people together through affordable, creative arts experiences in the form of...

  • therapeutic services.....individual counseling, art therapy, therapeutic groups, workshops, retreats, team building, professional development trainings for teachers, care providers and clinicians
  • classes, workshops and integration of yoga practices and principles into therapy sessions
  • events and workshops, community collaborations, cross-cultural projects
  • paint fundraisers, corporate events, private parties

What we do...