Adult Classes

WINTER Registration is OPEN!

All ceramic classes will be held at 40 Stow Street. 

All other programs (drawing, painting, craft arts, mixed media) will be held at The Umbrella Annex.


TEMPORARY LOCATION

 Classes and workshops are taking place at The Umbrella Annex (our temporary location) at 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742.


Questions about classes or workshops? Contact the Education department by clicking here

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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

Ceramics

This intermediate class will focus on surface decoration techniques. From sgraffito, mishima, image transfers and more, we will explore different ways to add... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Saturdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm
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This is an intermediate/advanced course. We will be offering demonstrations on throwing and altering this winter, especially with serving pieces, casseroles and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm
This is an intermediate/advanced course. We will be offering demonstrations on throwing and altering this winter, especially with serving pieces, casseroles and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
You have basic hand-building and wheel skills, now you can take your work to the next level by developing you own style. This class will expose students to various... Learn More »
Instructor:
Terry Goss
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm
One amazing feature of the Umbrella’s Ceramic program is the option to work here independently!  Experienced adult ceramic artists may register for independent... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
All Open Studio Times
Come explore a new dimension of ceramics - paper clay as a utilitarian & sculptural medium. Learn ways to make pieces that are... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am-1:00pm
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There is a wide array of ways to work in clay. New ideas and techniques are one of the reasons why clay is such an exciting material to work with! In this class we... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30p
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Go beyond simple wheel thrown pots and explore the world of altered forms. Students will throw forms on the wheel and then change them by adding, removing, altering... Learn More »
Instructor:
Erica Hood
Day/time:
Fridays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Spend a relaxed Wednesday night in the studio working with clay. Consider this to be a fun class with lots of room for experimentation. We will explore different... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm
Class Closed
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This beginning to intermediate level course will use both wheel-working and hand-building techniques to establish a strong foundation in clay. We will focus on... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
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Drawing

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The primary goal of this class is to develop perceptual skills, a visual vocabulary and technical expertise in order to use drawing as an expressive tool. Students... Learn More »
Instructor:
Cheryl Hirshman
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:00-6:30pm
Figure Drawing
We provide the studio, model, easels, tables, and sculpture stands.  The class will start with three 5 minute gesture poses followed by one long pose for the... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 9:30-12:30 pm
Drop-In Figure
The Umbrella provides a model and easels for 3 hours. Work in any drawing medium—bring your own supplies! See below for model schedule and times.   $... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:00am -12:00 pm
If it has been awhile since you’ve had an art class or if you want to feel comfortable looking and observational drawing, this class is for you! Learn how to be... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Painting

Starting with basic techniques and an introduction to the acrylic medium, this course takes you through a series of exercises, with support from the instructor-your... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
This class is designed for the beginning painter and also those who are returning to painting. With the use of still life objects, we will learn about composition,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bring in your favorite landscape photos and learn the fundamentals of landscape painting. We will learn how to develop the visual space, how to construct your... Learn More »
Instructor:
Denise Mickilowski
Day/time:
Mondays, 1:30 - 4:30pm
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For students with an intermediate to advanced background in drawing who are interested in exploring the expressive nature of water-based media such as traditional... Learn More »
Instructor:
Cheryl Hirshman
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:30pm
Working with oil paint is a rich experience with a long history. Join this congenial group of dedicated students working in a traditional approach, allowing room... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm
A painting class that will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style. Intermediate students will work on specific... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm
This class will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style.  Intermediate to advanced students will work on... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
Class Closed
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We will reduce the painted portrait to the immediacy of the current social media trend: The Selfie! By re-presenting the ever changing, and widely circulated... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nayda Cuevas
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Mixed Media

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If you like to use photos or found images to create art, this is the class for you! Learn how to transfer, design, and paint your photographs or found images onto... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nayda Cuevas
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The act of journaling can be calming and reduce stress. This class will start by making a handmade journal. As the course progresses there will be different mixed... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Fridays, 12:30-2:00pm

Musketaquid

Join us for quarterly reads and gatherings. Reconnect to the outdoors, to the printed word, and to each other through this open community book group. Books selected... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
December 12, 6-8pm, Potluck and discussion
First, using paper, the class will learn the basket weaving technique of plaiting. Plaiting is an ancient weaving technique in which all the structural pieces are... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm

Craft Arts

Felt-making is an ancient art that can be found in many cultures. Although its origins were more practical than artistic, the old techniques have evolved and new... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
Do you want to learn more about the role of color in making visually successful quilts? Do you look at beautiful quilts and wonder how the maker decided on the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tica de Moor
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Glass

Students will refining glass cutting skills, improving their soldering, and learn about pattern making, overlays, and ways of reinforcing larger panels, and create... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
In this eight-week class, students will learn the fundamentals of stained glass and mosaics, and make a small stained glass project and a mosaic panel. Glass and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30pm