Youth Classes

SPRING 2018 - Registration opens March 1st!

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:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm (Ages, 5-7) OR 5:00 - 6:00pm (Ages, 8-10)

Drawing

Students will begin by exploring different ways of seeing and drawing, from what they see to drawing from imagination, from realistic to abstract. They will then... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00pm

Mixed Media

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The arts provide an invaluable avenue of self-expression for children and the hands-on opportunity to experiment, play and create. This class will provide needed... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
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Practice, develop, and apply communication, social skills, and awareness through multitiered two dimensional and three-dimensional projects.  For example,... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Saturdays, 3:00 - 4:30pm
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Math is a subject that involves visualization, experimentation, and creativity.  It draws on skills integrated in visual arts practices.  Artful Equation... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm (Ages, 5-8) OR 5:45 - 6:45pm (Ages, 9-12)
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:
Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00am

Creative Mindfulness

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Embodiment is a form of mindfulness where we explore and honor the wisdom cultivated through movement, the body, sensory perception, and mind-body connections.... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:30pm

Musketaquid

Musketaquid Arts & Environment
Stop by The Annex–or weather permitting, conservation areas–Thursday afternoons to create and play with seasonal art activities. All ages welcome. Weekly activity... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm

Film and Photography

Through film, students can bring creative ideas to fruition in a fun, collaborative and exciting environment. Each student writes, directs, and edits their own... Learn More »
Instructor:
Dermot Smyth
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Students will be given the chance to plan and produce short documentary films and engage their creativity through the art of storytelling. While learning the basics... Learn More »
Instructor:
Dermot Smyth
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Performing Arts

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In the first our “Theater Around the World” series, we’ll focus on the beautiful traditions of African theatre. We’ll begin with storytelling using words and... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00pm
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Each class we will read a different children’s book. Then we’ll use voice, body, and imagination to explore the fascinating world created by each author/illustrator... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00 -11:00am
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In Lyrics Alive, we’ll use theatre to reinvent alternative texts like poems and songs. Through “playing” and experimenting with diverse written pieces, the class... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm

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:
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Makers and Design

In this hands-on workshop, students will have the opportunity to explore their creative ideas through building with wood. We'll start with small projects, such as... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ashley Schwebel
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 (Ages, 5-7) OR 5:45 – 6:45pm (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:
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:15pm