Adult Classes

FALL 2017 Registration opens in August!

All ceramics classes for adults will be held at 40 Stow Street in our existing ceramics classroom. 

All other programs (drawing, painting, craft arts…etc.) will be held at The Umbrella Annex at 57 ORNAC. 

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

Ceramics

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This class is perfect for the absolute beginner, as well as students with some experience that wish to expand upon their knowledge of the potter's wheel. Each week... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 10:00pm
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This beginners class will focus on developing or expanding upon knowledge of wheel-working in order for you to make various functional pottery from mugs, to bowl... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Fridays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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:
Alexa Mattes
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, 7:00-9:30pm
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
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This class is for students wishing to explore ceramics more deeply. Throwing larger amounts of clay, working in multiples, and thrown then altered forms will be... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
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
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A paper-clay course where you can have it all: have fun experimenting, go in a new direction, have a mentor, helpful critiques, and learn about: color, design, and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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

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:
Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00pm
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This is a course for the artist, who can draw but who needs to fill in gaps in education. We will go over our tools, try various classical drawing techniques, offer... Learn More »
Instructor:
Bryony Bensly
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
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Expression using the figure is the focus of this class. We will explore art history, anatomy as well as composition. The model will be used in a variety of poses-... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Thursdays, 9:30 - 12:30pm
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:
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30pm
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This class offers instruction for a beginner or for those who drew years ago and want a refresher course. We will begin with line, work into value, and progress... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm
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:
Wednesdays, 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

Working with oil paint is a rich experience with a long history. Join this congenial group of dedicated students working in a traditional approach, allowing room... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm
Kat O'Connor Painting
Students may choose to work in either oil or acrylic. This class will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm
Mimsey Stromeyer, "Madrigal," watercolor (15" x 12")
This class that will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style. Beginning watercolor students will learn basic... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
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At the foundation of any successful painting is an understanding of tone and value. In this class we will begin by covering the canvas with a thin layer of paint.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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Free, direct, spontaneous, and expressive, impasto refers to the thick and heavy application of paint to the canvas. Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh are among the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Mondays, 1:00 - 3:30pm
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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Enjoy the beauty of the Concord area by drawing or painting on site at a different location for each class. Weather depending, all drawing and painting will be done... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Come with your painting project or just ready to try something new. All levels are welcome in this studio painting class. Students will work at their own pace and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 6:00pm
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This class is perfect for those who have already learned the basics of oil painting and who want to take it to the next level. The instructor will work with each... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Mixed Media

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Come play with art history, pop culture and honor an ancestor! The class will utilize newspapers, magazines, photographs, photocopying, fabric, glue and scissors.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Creative Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is a contemplative practice that has been shown to enhance focus and promote stress management. We will use drawing, painting, and other projects to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kara Wetzel
Day/time:
Saturdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Musketaquid

Make cordage out of daylily leaves to use in the weaving design of several small storage or “cache” baskets.  These baskets are great as a container for potted... 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
From a woven bottom, weavers spiral upward creating a basket that has open space between the rows.  Add the rim and a handle and the basket can be used as... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Craft Arts

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This class takes felt making beyond the basics. In addition to practicing wet and dry techniques, we will explore some new ones and begin to create original art... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
fiber arts
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Do you want to learn to make beautiful quilts but unsure of where to begin?  Then this is the class for you!  We will focus on using rulers, rotary... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Wellen
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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
Felt-making is an ancient art that can be found in many cultures. Although its origins were more practical than artistic, the old techniques have evolved and new... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
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