Adult Classes

Arts Classes for Adults

Until we are able to safely resume in-person arts education classes and workshops, most of our programming will be offered through The Umbrella @ Home where we will offer the best possible online arts education experiences that you have come to expect.  We will be adding online arts instruction opportunities, as well as free at-home DIY creative activities and artists demos on a rolling basis, so please check back frequently or subscribe to our newsletter.

Additionally, we are now offering curbside clay purchasing and firing through The Umbrella! For more information on our curbside clay policies, go to our Ceramics @Home page!

Have a question about classes or workshops? Reach out to us here.

 

FALL SESSION I = September/October

FALL SESSION II = November/December

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

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Drop-in Indoor sessions are booked by the day, and may be scheduled up to 3 weeks in advance. The studio is limited to 6 people per day, not including staff.... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
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Come glaze your bisqueware outside on the Umbrella’s Ceramics Patio! Our outdoor studio is equipped with all of the glazes and materials we had supplied indoors,... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
3 Hour Session: Monday and Thursday Mornings, Tuesday Afternoons. 1 Hour Sessions: Monday and Thursday Afternoons, Tuesday Mornings
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Join Mike for a four week crash course on the art of crystalline glazes. The Crystalline surface is an elusive yet beautiful esthetic that has dazzled potterys for... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00am -or- Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm
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, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Painting

A painting class that will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style. Live demonstrations will be the bulk of the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 pm
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Explore and practice the foundations for painting with water-based pigment. Learn how to choose quality materials, paint washes and glazes, control and use blooms,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Designed for Intermediate to Advanced oil or acrylic painters.Classes will run in two parts: A lecture and a critique. Each week Kat will present a brief lecture on... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays: Lecture - 1:00 - 2:00 pm; Critiques - 2:00 - 3:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 4:00 - 4:30 pm
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How does a painting "speak" to you? Learn to identify the principles that create a painting language. A successful painting depends on a well thought-out... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
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Create a masterpiece - regardless of your skill level! Instructor Joanne Stowell breaks each painting down into simple, easy to follow steps. Create a ... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Designed for Intermediate to Advanced watercolor painters.Classes will run in two parts: A lecture and a critique. Each week Kat will present a brief lecture on the... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, Lecture: 9:30 - 10:30 am; Critiques: 10:30 am - 11:30 am, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, 9:00 - 9:30 am

Creative Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a contemplative practice that has been shown to enhance focus and promote stress management. We will use drawing, painting, and other projects to... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Saturdays, 10:30 - 12:00 pm
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Traumatic and volatile times call for creative play and community. Come slip into your breath; claim your movement, stories and song as we transform our fears... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Alternate Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Arts & Environment Classes

Join Debra and fellow classmates to learn how to weave with traditional materials and stones. Debra will also give us a tour of her garden (weather permitting... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
TBA
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Winter, in the natural world, is a time for slowing down and restoration as well as a time to endure darkness and cold. In the first class, participants will be... Learn More »
Instructor:
Therese Roeser
Day/time:
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Our nature journaling class is coming back for a second round! Join us for an additional four weeks of fun with pinecones, squirrels, trees, and more. Our teacher... Learn More »
Instructor:
Patty Brayden
Day/time:
Oct. 27 - Nov. 17, 11am-12pm
Drawing and Painting inspired by the outdoor environment, with your choice of these materials: pencil, oil pastel, pen, marker, watercolor and/or acrylic paints.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jenn Wood
Day/time:
Thursdays, 11am-1pm

Performing Arts

This class will cover the foundations of tap technique. It is designed to develop the rhythms, styles, and sounds specific to Broadway tap. Exercises focus on... Learn More »
Instructor:
Julia Deter
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
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, 7:15 – 8:15pm
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:
Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Auditions are starting to pop up again!  Be it virtual or live at a distance, theater has returned and will continue to thrive in some capacity.  We have... Learn More »
Instructor:
Leah Fine
Day/time:
Flexible

Movement

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:
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Fiber Arts

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Make yourself a pot of tea and spend an enjoyable morning learning to needle felt.Using soft, unspun sheep’s wool in gorgeous fall colors, each participant will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Saturday, November 7th; 9:00am - 12:00pm