Adult Classes

All ceramic classes will be held at 40 Stow Street. When the studio reopens, there will be a new lock system. If you are a returning student, please turn in your old key to the Ceramics Program Manager by November 5th. If you have any questions contact, Mike Roche.  

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

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
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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, 6:30 - 9:30pm
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One amazing feature of The Umbrella’s Ceramic program is the option to work here independently! This means that experienced adult ceramic artists, who have taken at... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
All Open Studio Times
Class Closed
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, 6:30-9:00pm
Class Closed
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
Class Closed
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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 - 9:00pm
Class Closed
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This class is great for students of all levels. Erica will teach you a variety of hand-building and wheel-throwing processes. Each week Erica will demonstrate new... Learn More »
Instructor:
Erica Hood
Day/time:
Fridays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Class Closed
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Back to Basics takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of ceramics. Beginning with a cup, we’ll explore multiple techniques to build and refine your skills.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class Closed
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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
Class Closed

Drawing

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
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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
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:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
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

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
Students may choose to work in either oil or acrylic. This class will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 1:00-4:00pm
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Have you ever felt frustrated working from a photo? Would you like to loosen up and incorporate abstraction into your work? In this class you will discover... Learn More »
Instructor:
Carly Sweeney
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
This class that will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style. Beginning watercolor students will learn basic... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
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
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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

Mixed Media

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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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This basket is designed around a brown paper shopping bag or reusable shopping bag.  The bag fits perfectly inside allowing you to fill easily with recyclables... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00pm
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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
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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

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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
fiber arts
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In this course, geared to beginner through intermediate level students, we will design and sew our own lap size quilt (approx 48" x 64"). In each class, there will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Linda Merwin
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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:
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30pm
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
This class takes felt making beyond the basics. In addition to practicing wet and dry techniques, we will explore some new ones and begin to create original art... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30pm