Construction Update - 9.7.2017

Dear Umbrella Commuity,

Last week we had an in depth meeting to get exact times for upcoming construction and we're excited to announce that "early early" construction starts on Monday, September 11! 

Starting on Monday September 11, our front entrance will officially be closed to the public. The main entrance will be the back teal door by Deb Richardson's studio. The glass door will also still be open.

Meghan's Year as the 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence

Somehow it’s been a year since I moved into a crooked little house and a warm, sunny studio at the Umbrella. A nearly brand-new easel stood in the studio corner, the walls were bare, and I was admittedly intimidated by the prospect of a whole year to make a new series of work. And how wrong I was, to be intimidated by what seemed like a huge stretch of time! How the year has flown by! This past year was incredibly formative for me as a young painter.

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie and Caroline Canally

written by Monica Chen

There are very few bonds as strong as the bond between a mother and daughter.

Debbie and Caroline Canally are great examples of just how true that statement is.

The duo began volunteering together at The Umbrella roughly eight years ago. Throughout the years, their roles at the center have changed. Debbie and Caroline have done everything from ushering at theater productions to manning concession stands, setting up classrooms, assisting a woodworking class, and working in the gardens.

Volunteer Spotlight: Marian Sutherland

written by Molly Cohen

An advocate for the arts, Marian has been volunteering at Umbrella Arts since the 2015 Winter Market. She enjoys volunteering because she likes making a difference in her community and giving others the chance to experience art.

“It is so important. Everybody deserves that opportunity…I’ve been around art my whole life. To not have that would be devastating,” she says.

Seasonal Art Instructors Needed - Winter/Spring 2018

The Umbrella Community Arts Center is always looking for new course proposals and talented teachers for our seasonal course catalogs. At this time we are planning ahead for the Winter and Spring of 2018.  We offer courses, workshops, and special events for the adult, teen, youth and family audiences. Applicants and associated course proposals will be evaluated in comparison to current faculty and course offerings and by potential interest to the constituencies of The Umbrella.

Ceramics Instructors Needed Winter/Spring 2018

The Umbrella Community Arts Center is looking to hire new teachers for our adult and youth and teen ceramics programs.  We offer courses, workshops, and special events for all audiences.
 
Applicants and associated course proposals will be evaluated in comparison to current faculty and course offerings and by potential interest to the constituencies of The Umbrella. Proposals should be focused and concise.
 

First Grade Afterschool Arts Integration Teacher

Set in historic Concord, Massachusetts the Umbrella Community Arts Center is partnering with Alcott Elementary School to provide afterschool enrichment for 12, 1st grade students in the 2017-2018 school year.  The Umbrella is seeking a creative and talented early childhood teacher for an interdisciplinary arts-based afterschool program.  This unique teaching opportunity will use the visual arts to engage 1st grade students in the process of learning and enhance in-school academics through strong tie-ins with the Concord Public School’s curriculum standards in Science for Grade 1.  

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