Adult Classes

SPRING 2018 - Registration is OPEN!

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 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner (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

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 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
We will be working with the vessel form, both on and off the wheel. Student can work with slab and coil methods, and will be introduced to techniques in both... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm
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Come explore a new dimension of ceramics - paper clay as a utilitarian & sculptural medium. Learn ways to make pieces that are... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am-1:00pm
This is an intermediate/advanced course. This term we will work with the vessel form, both on and of the wheel. Students will learn slab and coil techniques and... 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
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, 6:30-9:30pm
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

Drawing

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This intermediate drawing class is for people who have taken beginner drawing and want to work on their technique. We’ll look at landscapes to understand... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 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, 10:00am - 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
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

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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:
Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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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Use any or all of these media to create finished paintings. Layering of opaque and transparent media will be explored. Students should have some experience in at... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30am - 4:00pm
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
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
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
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

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

Using local, sustainably sourced wood (e.g., cedar), survival skills instructor Tim Swanson will teach you the ancient art and practice of spoon carving. After... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Sunday, March 4, 3:00– 5:30 pm
First, using paper, the class will learn the basket weaving technique of plaiting. Plaiting is an ancient weaving technique in which all the structural pieces are... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Join us for quarterly reads and gatherings. Reconnect to the outdoors, to the printed word, and to each other through this open community book group. Books selected... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
May 16, 6-8pm, Potluck and discussion with local arborist, tree-climber, and Wild Trees illustrator, Andrew Joslin
A perfect size tote to grab and go! Base measures 9” x 4” and it stands approximately 6” high.   Shaker tape straps secured into the body of the basket... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Craft 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:
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00pm
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:
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
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
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