Adult Classes

SPECIAL NOTE: In response to health officials recommendations regarding the coronavirus, The Umbrella has determined to delay the start of all spring classes. Additional details will be forthcoming. More information about The Umbrella's  response to Covid 19 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

In this class, we will explore creativity making functional forms on the pottery wheel. Dig a little deeper and explore your creative side in clay! New ways to find... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
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
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 course will walk through the fundamentals of hand building, including slab, coil and pinching techniques. We will combine the use of multiple processes to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30pm
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
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We will be concentrating on both wheel - thrown and thrown and altered ceramics. This is a student driven class. We will work on projects that we design together.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
This class will focus on executing forms both on and off the wheel. We will explore throwing off the hump, making attachments, and embellishing work with textures... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
This course is for people who want to take their throwing to the next level. We will concentrate on how to advance your throwing and work on the skills as you need... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
All levels of experience are welcome. This class offers individualized instruction to give beginner students a solid foundation in working with clay and more... 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

This course will explore the use of colored pencil techniques. Colored pencils have the ability to achieve a painterly look, or a more delicate, traditional look,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ilse Plume
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Gillian Frazier
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Whether you want to bone up on your drawing skills or need to learn the basics, this class is for you! We will start with a review of the fundamentals of drawing by... Learn More »
Instructor:
Gillian Frazier
Day/time:
Mondays, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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This class is designed for the true beginner through intermediate level drawing students. Exercises will be designed to develop drawing skills by working... Learn More »
Instructor:
Carly Sweeney
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm
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If it has been awhile since you’ve had an art class or if you want to feel comfortable “looking” with an artists eye, this class is for you. Students will also... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
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A beginning level course that will cover basic 2-D drawing concepts including line, value, perspective, proportion, and mark making. Students will use a variety of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm
This course will focus on the creation of a picture book. This might be a book for children, a book of poetry, or an original text or a journal of travel. ... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ilse Plume
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am-12:30pm
Figure Drawing
The Umbrella provides a model and easels for 3 hours. Work in any drawing medium — bring your own supplies! Visit the website for model schedule, dates and terms... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 9:30-12:30pm
Drop-In Figure
The Umbrella provides a model and easels for 3 hours. Work in any drawing medium — bring your own supplies! Visit the website for model schedule, dates, terms and... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:00am -12:00 pm

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
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
Starting with basic techniques or expand on what you know with the acrylic medium. This course takes you through a series of exercises, with support from the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
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A watercolor course for students with some basic understanding of the medium. Class work will focus on strengthening watercolor technique and developing expressive... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Gillian Frazier
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Watercolor is a translucent medium that reflects luminosity when working with paper. The control of the amount of water used on the brush and paper allows variation... Learn More »
Instructor:
Gillian Frazier
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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

Mixed Media

The Elements of Design are Color/Value, Line, Shape, Texture, Form/Space, and Unity/Harmony.  Abstract projects will be designed to build on one another for... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm

Creative Mindfulness

Could you use more ease, playfulness and community? This workshop teaches ways to tell and move our stories, as well as new ways of listening and responding to... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Alternate Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Musketaquid Classes

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. This season's... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
March 11, 6-7:30pm, wine, cheese, potluck and discussion
Create small scale garden projects weaving with branches, twigs, and vines.  Learn the techniques in this class and then recreate larger versions in your own... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm, April 23, 30, May 7

Performing Arts

This class will continue building on the foundations of Broadway style tap, with an emphasis on choreography. Students will learn new works, as well as original... Learn More »
Instructor:
Julia Deter
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
This class will focus on the technique, stylization, and choreography specific to Musical Theater. Students will work on flexibility and coordination , as well as... Learn More »
Instructor:
Julia Deter
Day/time:
Mondays, 8:00 - 9:30pm

Makers and Design

This is a basic introduction to woodturning and the use of the tools in this art form. Students will take consecutive classes, beginning by walking through the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Palo Coleman
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Glass

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This class will introduce students to the glass flameworking process. We start out learning to make beads using various techniques including dots, stringers, hollow... Learn More »
Instructor:
Toby Walters
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Movement

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Bollywood - inspired dance - fitness program of 8 - 10 songs that combines exhilarating choreography and intensive workouts with upbeat music from around the world... Learn More »
Instructor:
Renu Goyal
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Fusion Fitness
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Are you looking for a fun way to get and stay in shape? Then Fusion Fitness is the class for you! Combining basic movements from a variety of high - energy dance... Learn More »
Instructor:
Becky Bearse
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Fiber 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,1:30 – 4:00pm

Open Art Studio

Come join The Umbrella's Artist community without having to sign a studio lease! Enjoy making art in our beautiful classrooms simply by registering for Open Studio!... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Mondays, 9:00am – 5:00pm