Adult Classes

All ceramic and glass 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.


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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

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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This class is for those who wish to learn how to throw better on the wheel. Beginners as well as those who are looking to hone their skills are welcome! We will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30p
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
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
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
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 course covers the fundamentals of both wheel throwing and hand building. Designed to build a strong foundation in the ceramics, we will explore clay as a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Marc Mancuso
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
We will be working with the vessel form, both on and off the wheel. Student can work with slab and coil methods, and will be introduced to techniques in both... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm
This is an intermediate/advanced course. This term we will work with the vessel form, both on and of the wheel. We will concentrate on coil techniques. Students... 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
The Independent Study Program is a way for students and artists to sign up to use the clay studio while not enrolled in a class. Built as a monthly membership,... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
All Open Studio Times

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
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Develop your drawing skills by working observationally from life. A course designed for the true beginner, learn the basic elements of drawing such as composition,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Carly Sweeney
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm
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

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
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
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
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

Mixed Media

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

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Creative and fun classes to be held outdoors and sometimes indoors, per weather conditions. Relate to nature as a vast measure of your physical environment and an... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jenn Wood
Day/time:
1:00-4:00pm
Weaving with a mix of seagrass and rattan, students will learn how to shape a rectangular basket with flared sides.  This basket is perfect for a desktop to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6-8pm, February 28, March 7, 14
 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... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
May 15, 6-8pm, Potluck and discussion

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 - 9:00pm
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:
Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm

Arts Gallery

Felt and embroidered pins with "Resist" and other political slogans on them
Get creative while exploring themes and mediums on view in our Arts Gallery. Migration is our exhibition running January 10 - February 28. Drop-in projects... Learn More »
Instructor:
Adrienne Sloane
Day/time:
Third Thursdays
Class Closed

Summer Classes

This course walks through the fundamentals of hand building, using slab, coil and pinching techniques. We will combine the use of multiple processes to develop... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00pm
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:
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
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