Adult Classes

Arts Classes for Adults

Until we are able to safely resume in-person arts education classes and workshops, most of our programming will be offered through The Umbrella @ Home where we will offer the best possible online arts education experiences that you have come to expect.  We will be adding online arts instruction opportunities, as well as free at-home DIY creative activities and artists demos on a rolling basis, so please check back frequently or subscribe to our newsletter.

Additionally, we are now offering curbside clay purchasing and firing through The Umbrella! For more information on our curbside clay policies, go to our Ceramics @Home page!

Have a question about classes or workshops? Reach out to us here.

 

Winter Session takes place in January and February.

Spring Session I takes place in March and April.

Registration for the Winter 2021 begins Friday, December 4th at 10:00am!

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

Drawing

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Learn how to express yourself with drawing materials. Naturally relax as you dive into the process of looking deeply into the world around you. Study values and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Painting

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Start with the absolute basics and learn about value, color mixing, and color theory with this fun and versatile painting medium.Syllabus and Materials
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30pm
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Explore and work with acrylic paints, oil pastels and other materials! The teacher will instruct you on working with acrylics and oil pastel during classes.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jenn Wood
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:15pm
Explore and practice the foundations for painting with water-based pigment. Learn how to choose quality materials, paint washes and glazes, control and use blooms,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm
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For those who took Painting Level I with Dani, continue your journey mastering water-based pigment. Go deeper into color theory in context of watercolor painting.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:30 -9:30pm
Designed for Intermediate to Advanced oil or acrylic painters.Classes will run in two parts: A lecture and a critique. Each week Kat will present a brief lecture on... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays: Lecture - 1:00 - 2:00 pm; Critiques - 2:00 - 3:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 4:00 - 4:30 pm
How does a painting "speak" to you? Learn to identify the principles that create a painting language. A successful painting depends on a well thought-out... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Designed for Intermediate to Advanced watercolor painters.Classes will run in two parts: A lecture and a critique. Each week Kat will present a brief lecture on the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, Lecture: 9:30 - 10:30 am; Critiques: 10:30 am - 11:30 am, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, 9:00 - 9:30 am
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A class designed for students who have learned basic watercolor skills, but want to improve their watercolor painting technique. We will explore more advanced... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Creative Mindfulness

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Traumatic and volatile times call for creative play and community. Come slip into your breath; claim your movement, stories and song as we transform our fears... Learn More »
Instructor:
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Day/time:
Alternate Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Arts & Environment Classes

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Take a look at the natural world around you and use the medium of art to translate your experience onto the open page. In the company of this supportive club, build... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm

Fiber Arts

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LOVE BIRDS - Join us for a fun morning creating a small messenger of love to give to your favorite Valentine. Via Zoom, participants will learn basic needle felting... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Carve out some time for yourself and make a functional piece of art to brighten your home! This basket requires (almost) no sewing, and is constructed by weaving... Learn More »
Instructor:
Maire-Anne Diamond
Day/time:
Saturday, 10:00 - 12:00pm
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OWLS! - Join us for a pleasant morning needle felting owls via Zoom. Participants of this workshop will learn basic needle felting techniques, which are fun and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Saturday, 9:00-12:00