Whirled Tree Arts


What we do...

"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

Creativity. Connection. Community.

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
  • yoga......community classes, workshops and integration of yoga practices and principles into therapy sessions
  • communityevents......group events and workshops, community collaborations, cross-cultural projects
  • paint parties......community fundraisers, corporate events, private parties

ATTENTION: Due to Covid-19, Whirled Tree Arts has suspended in person services until further notice. Therapy sessions will be provided via telehealth and community events will be limited and offered via zoom when possible.


Jocelyn Long

Whirled Tree Arts Intern 

Saint Michael's College

​Jocelyn is a senior at Saint Michael’s College, completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Studio Art. She aims to combine her interests in art and psychology to pursue a career in Art Therapy.

This academic year, Jocelyn will be interning at Whirled Tree Arts. She is seeking to explore more of the art therapy world and her own interests within it. She will participate in offering community events, researching the benefits of art therapy and providing mentorship to area youth.

Jocelyn’s favorite medium to use is oil paint. She’s been commissioned to paint many portraits of dogs and other pets. She also enjoys using watercolor, and sketching with charcoal pencils.

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.

In 2016, Carolyn 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.