Adult Classes

WINTER 2018 - Registration opens December 1st!

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 course will walk through the fundamentals of hand building, including slab, coil and pinching techniques. We will combine the use of multiple processes to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00 - 10:00pm
We will be exploring the teapot, both functional and sculptural. Students may also work on their own projects and bring ideas for forming and decorating techniques... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm
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
This is a fun class where you receive individual instruction & can find your personal style while learning all about construction, decoration and design. We... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am-1:00pm
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
This is an intermediate/advanced course. We will be exploring the functional teapot, along with matching cups, creamer and sugar bowl. We will also work on... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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
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
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
Spend a relaxed Wednesday 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:
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30pm

Drawing

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, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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
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
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

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
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
A painting class that will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style. Intermediate students will work on specific... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm
Mimsey Stromeyer, "Madrigal," watercolor (15" x 12")
This class will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style.  Intermediate to advanced students will work on... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
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In this class we will be painting the still life from direct observation. Each week we will work on a new set up of objects, both traditional (fruit and flowers),... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Bring in your favorite landscape photos and learn the fundamentals of landscape painting. We will learn how to develop the visual space, how to construct your... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Mondays, 1:30 - 4:30pm
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:
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Mixed Media

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This class will explore different projects with understanding the basics of creating a colorful design. Each week builds on the previous week’s project. Bring your... 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

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 and... 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
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?  Do you have the basics of rotary cutting, measuring, and using a sewing machine? Then this is the class for you... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Wellen
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm