Youth Classes

Registration opens in August!

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

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


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. 

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:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm

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:
Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 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
Our Child/Adult classes are fun and educational for kids and parents! A PUDDLESTOMPERS naturalist will acquaint children and adults with the seasonal changes... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 9:30am – 10:30am

Film and Photography

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Each student comes equipped with their own set of values, experiences, and perspectives – in effect, their own stories. Students will be given the chance to plan... Learn More »
Instructor:
Christopher Maloney
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Craft Arts

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
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Felt is made by the tangling together of unspun sheep wool fibers using soapy water and friction. It has been used by many cultures the world over to make clothing... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 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:
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm (Ages, 5-7) OR 5:00 - 6:00pm (Ages, 8-10)
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, 11:30 - 12:30am