Adult Classes

FALL 2018 - Registration is OPEN!

All ceramic classes will be held at 40 Stow Street. Start dates for ceramic classes is TBD.

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

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
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
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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
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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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

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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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
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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
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:
September 12, 6-8pm, Potluck and discussion

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
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
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