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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
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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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
This is an intermediate/advanced course. We will be offering demonstrations on throwing and altering this winter, as well as working with coils to create large... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-10:00pm
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This is an intermediate/advanced course. We will be offering demonstrations on throwing and altering this winter, especially with serving pieces, casseroles and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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
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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

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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
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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
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
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, 9:30-12:30pm
Drop-In Figure
The Umbrella provides a model and easels for 3 hours. Work in any drawing medium—bring your own supplies! No make-up dates will be scheduled for weather... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:00am -12:00 pm
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Drawing from a life model with guided instructions. The Umbrella provides a model and easels for 3 hours. Work in any drawing medium - bring your own supplies! The... Learn More »
Instructor:
Roneld Lores
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm

Painting

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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This class is an introduction for those with little or no experience or just want to brush up on their painting skills. We will review art materials including... Learn More »
Instructor:
Gillian Frazier
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 4:00pm
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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
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Automatism is a technique that uses free association and gave the Surrealists the means to produce unconscious or unplanned artwork. In this workshop, we will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Angela Ales
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm
A watercolor course for those with little or no painting experience. Class work will focus on developing solid watercolor technique including exploration of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
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This beginner level class will introduce students to acrylic painting techniques as well as concept development. Students will be working from still-life, from... Learn More »
Instructor:
Angela Ales
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm
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

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

Starting with the same base and handle, you can decide whether to make a gathering basket (lower sides) or a market basket (higher sides).   Students will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, Feb. 13, 20, 27
Learn the basic skills of these traditional arts and the variations across cultures and history. Projects include making a small gathering basket, beading a hand-... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 1-3pm, Feb. 11, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24
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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. This season's... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
March 11, 6-7:30pm, wine, cheese, potluck and discussion
Using local, sustainably sourced wood (e.g., cedar), survival skills instructor Tim Swanson will teach you the ancient art and practice of spoon carving. After... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Sunday, March 8, 2-5pm
This medium sized pack basket is a classic design.  The base measures 5”x 8”. The front of the basket “bellys out” to approximately 8” and stands 15” tall... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

Makers and Design

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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:
Tuesdays, 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 will to make beads using various techniques including dots,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Toby Walters
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00pm
In this eight-week class, students will learn the fundamentals of stained glass while expanding on what they know to make a small stained glass project. Glass... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30pm

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. We... Learn More »
Instructor:
Renu Goyal
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

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,1:00 – 3:00pm
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, 12:00 - 3:00pm

Open Art Studio

Come join The Umbrella's Artist community without having to sign a studio lease!  Enjoy making art in our new and improved classrooms! Adult artists and... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Mondays, 9:00am – 5:00pm