Youth Classes

Spring 2017 Youth Classes

Registration is OPEN!

Scholarships Available: Through a generous donation, The Umbrella has set up The Babette B. Newburger Art Education Fund for children in Concord and the surrounding communities who want access to Arts Education through Summer Arts Under the Umbrella and children’s classes.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of tuition assistance, please contact Jason Springer, jason@theumbrellaarts.org, to find out more about this scholarship program. 

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This course uses found materials as a source of inspiration, learning to ink and print them. Through enhancing their drawing skills, students will draw and compare... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Fridays, 5:00-6:30pm.
This beginner’s class will focus on the main points of working at a potter’s wheel which include centering a ball of clay, pulling and thinning clay walls, and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Thursdays, 5:15 -6:15pm
We will use theatre games and puppets to explore classic fairy tales and turn them on their head.  What if the wolf had not tricked red-riding-hood? Or what if... Learn More »
Instructor:
Molly Gilbert
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00pm
Explore all of the elements of creating a unique character in this theatrical program. Create masks and puppets and make them come to life through improv and acting... Learn More »
Instructor:
Molly Gilbert
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Young children light up when given the opportunity to build with simple tools such as small hammers, nails, and hand crank drills.  They experiment with a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00am
In this beginner’s painting class, students will learn the basics of painting including how to begin, mixing colors, and making different types of brushstrokes.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Young artists will love creating artworks with a variety of mediums including clay, paint and other sensory rich materials.  The arts are used as a medium for... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm.

Ceramics

There are few things more amazing that creating a useful object out of a lump of spinning clay. Learn to use the potter’s wheel in this beginning class. We will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00-6:00pm OR Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm
Get your hands dirty with this beginning hand-building ceramics course where we will learn how to create slabs, coils, and pinch pots out of lumps of clay.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm

Drawing

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In this beginner’s drawing class, students will learn the basics of drawing and watercolor painting as well as several fun techniques.Projects will be different... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Students will explore different ways of seeing and drawing, from drawing what they see to drawing from imagination, from realistic to abstract.  They will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm (Ages 9-11) OR 5:00 - 6:00pm (Ages 11-14)

Mixed Media

Your emerging little artist will love experimenting with clay, paint, collage, drawing, and other sensory rich materials.  Enjoy the spontaneous creations... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Mondays, 9:30-10:30am OR Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00am

Musketaquid

Musketaquid Arts & Environment
Drop in the studio Thursday afternoons to create and play with seasonal art activities. All ages welcome. Weekly activity calendar will be posted on website and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm
Early Release TuesdaysExplore Punkatasset Conservation Area to create ephemeral art and creative spaces.  Each week we will build, weave, and/create, sculpt,... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Early Release TuesdaysWorking with natural materials, learn traditional Native American arts and crafts: weaving, basket making, beading, and Quipu talking knots.... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Film and Photography

With smartphones, tablets, and software exposing kids to the tools of filmmaking at younger ages, this class is structured to help immerse kids in the essentials of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Dermot Smyth
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Performing Arts

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This dance class introduces children to the fun world of Bollywood. Children get physical activity while learning dance steps to new and old songs from Bollywood... Learn More »
Instructor:
Renu Goyal
Day/time:
Fridays, 4:00 - 5:00pm (Ages, 5-8) OR 5:00 - 6:00pm (Ages, 9-13)

Craft Arts

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This class is designed to teach children to sew using a sewing machine.  They will make projects and learn to use a sewing machine and simple patterns to make... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Wellen
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Makers and Design

Children use the arts to build and learn skills related to numbers, shapes, patterns, and mathematical thinking.  Art projects are designed to be fun, visually... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Tuesdays., 4:00 - 5:00pm (Ages, 5-7) OR 5:00 - 6:00pm (Ages, 8-10)
In this hands-on workshop, youth have the opportunity to explore their creative ideas through building with wood. Beginner's projects, help them to learn basic... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzan Baltozer
Day/time:
Mondays, Thursdays, OR Fridays: 2:00 – 3:00pm (Ages, 3-4), 3:30 – 4:30pm (Ages, 5-7), 5:00 – 6:00pm (Ages, 8-10)