Adult Classes

Spring 2017 Adult Classes

Registration opens MARCH 1st!

Registration for Adult Summer classes here.

wellness arts
Meditation and mindfulness are skills that we can develop to increase both our health and our creative expression. In this class, we will practice five different... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kara Wetzel
Day/time:
Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Used in the Renaissance by artist such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer to create exquisitely delicate portraits, the art of silverpoint drawings has been... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
One amazing feature of The Umbrella’s Ceramic program is the option to work here independently! This means that experienced adult ceramic artists, who have taken at... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
All Open Studio Times
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Gouache is a semi-translucent medium that is more opaque than watercolor. While it can be as fluid as traditional watercolor, it can also be used like egg tempera... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
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This course seeks to propose a critical response to figuration, its role and resurgence in 21st century painting. Through the creation of paintings focused on late... Learn More »
Instructor:
Samuel C. Guy
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Join in this group to work in a traditional approach, allowing room for great variety of sensibilities. Emphasis will be on the use of color/values and solid... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm
You will design your own image, transfer it to the wood block and carve to make a relief-printing block. Cutting into the wood is a satisfying process, and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Tuesday, 4:00-6:00pm
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Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines exhilarating choreography and intensive workouts with upbeat music from around the world. We begin with a 5-... Learn More »
Instructor:
Renu Goyal
Day/time:
Mondays, 11:00 - 12:00pm
In this eight-week class, students will learn the fundamentals of stained glass and mosaics, and make a small stained glass project and a mosaic panel. Glass... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30pm
This is the perfect class for students who would like to experiment with clay and have had previous experience. The class will be student driven and offers... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm
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Students will create mosaics using the direct and indirect method, and will be given the opportunity to work with both tile and glass as a mosaic medium. Tile... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Fridays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
If you have always wanted to draw members of your family or friends, or incorporate the figure into your work, this course is for you! It’s a course that will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Bryony Bensly
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00pm
fiber arts
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Do you want to learn basic sewing and quilting skills?  Then this is the class for you! In this class, you will learn to use your sewing machine and make... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Wellen
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
This course studies the fundamentals of oil painting and is for students with fundamental drawing skills. Students will use age old techniques and learn about tools... Learn More »
Instructor:
Bryony Bensly
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Ceramics

This is a fun class where you receive individual instruction & can find your personal style while learning all about: construction, decoration & design... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am-1:00pm
This intermediate/advanced course is for those who enjoy getting their hands dirty, for students who have had experience with clay and for those who would like to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
You have basic hand-building and wheel skills, now you can take your work to the next level by developing you own style. This class will expose students to various... Learn More »
Instructor:
Terry Goss
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm
Whether you are a complete beginner, or have some skills under your belt, this wheel throwing class will give you tools and inspiration to make beautiful cups,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Fridays, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Friday Fun Night with Clay Spend a relaxed Friday night in the studio learning to make what you desire out of clay. Consider this to be a fun class with lots of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Our hybrid pots will be composed of parts and pieces using in a variety of techniques. Students will use the extruder, slab roller, and wheel to build an inventory... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caitlyn Marsh
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm
We will practice an array of forms on the potter’s wheel: cups, bowls, vases and more. Learn the different ways to make handles, hand build with slabs, and add... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm
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Spend a relaxed Tuesday night in the studio working with clay. Consider this to be a fun class with lots of room for experimentation. We will explore different... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00pm
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We will practice an array of forms on the potter’s wheel: cups, bowls, vases and more. Learn the different ways to make handles, hand build with slabs, and add... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00pm
For those who are looking for a different approach to firing and decoration - we will be working in cone 6 oxidation and cone 10 reductions. Students are also... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm

Drawing

For those of you who have always wanted to learn how to draw and never really got the chance, due to family/career and all manner of things, this is for you. Bring... Learn More »
Instructor:
Bryony Bensly
Day/time:
Monday, 1:00-4:00pm
Following on the heels of the Beginner Drawing class, we bring you Intermediate Drawing! Covering more techniques and materials, the student will be able to expand... Learn More »
Instructor:
Bryony Bensly
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30pm
This course will focus on the creation of a picture book. This might be a book for children, a book of poetry, or an original text or a journal of travel. ... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ilse Plume
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Figure Drawing
We provide the studio, model, easels, tables, and sculpture stands. The first half hour of class will be shorter gesture poses, followed by two one-hour poses... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 9:30-12:30 pm
Drop-In Figure
The Umbrella provides a model and easels for 3 hours. Work in any drawing medium—bring your own supplies! See below for model schedule and times.   $... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:00am -12:00 pm

Painting

Starting with basic techniques and an introduction to the acrylic medium, this course takes you through a series of exercises, with support from the instructor-your... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
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Practice using the drawing process to inspire painting and build confidence for more intensive studio work. Students can use any water based painting medium (ink,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Printmaking

This workshop will provide students with the necessary skills and techniques needed for the creation of a simple one color silk screen. Over four sessions students... Learn More »
Instructor:
Samuel C. Guy
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Musketaquid

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Hexagonal weave is a very old basket structure that is found throughout the world.  In the US, it is most recognized in Shaker cheese baskets.  Weaving... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Through the confluence of Art and Environment we connect more fully with the natural world and each other. These informal Wednesday evening gatherings are an... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jeannie Abbott
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm
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Coiling is a technique usually done with bundles of grass or pine needles.  The class will spend the first week practicing the technique and then move on to a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Performing Arts

This workshop teaches ways to tell and move our stories, as well as new ways of listening and responding to other people’s stories. Experiment with stretching,... Learn More »
Instructor:
CC King
Day/time:
Alternate Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am

Craft Arts

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Students will explore the basics of sculptural needle felting and learn how to incorporate other fibers and embellishments into a felted project. They will become... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
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Students will refining glass cutting skills, improving their soldering, and learn about pattern making, overlays, and ways of reinforcing larger panels, and create... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm