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Ceramics

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Push your ceramic skills to the next level in this intermediate to advanced wheel throwing class with Erica Hood. This class will inspire and guide you through a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Erica Hood
Day/time:
Fridays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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 This course is designed for those who would like a basic understanding of the fundamentals of wheel throwing as well as for those with experience who want to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Zachary Mickelson
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Purchase up to six different kinds of clay in bags of 25lbs.Clay Type DetailsWhite Stoneware - Sheffield 20231Porcelain - Sheffield 92700Sculpture Clay -... Learn More »
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The Umbrella’s Ceramic Studio Drop-in Program offers students a month of drop-in access to use the wheels, handbuild, or glaze.  Enrolled students can reserve... Learn More »
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In this handbuilding class, students will learn to adapt familiar studio ceramics methods to the home environment.Students will learn specific techniques for... Learn More »
Instructor:
Marc Mancuso
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:00pm
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Ceramic artist
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We will explore all the aspects of saggar firing, from first making the pieces, applying Terra Sigilatta, collecting combustibles, making saggars, loading and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
Spend a relaxed Wednesday night in the studio working with clay. We will be using the pottery wheel to explore forms such as bowls, cups and serving pieces.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
This class is designed for the absolute beginner. We will cover the basics of the studio and learn and practice the foundational skills for wheelthrowing.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathryn Purinton
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
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This wheelthrowing class will be welcome and energetic re-introduction to the wheel. After too many months of gathering ideas and nothing to build, we will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Marc Mancuso
Day/time:
Fridays, 3:00 - 6:00pm
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Drawing

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In this easy-to-follow class, you can learn simple techniques that enhance your ability to draw people. Don't be afraid – projects are designed to be failure... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
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Drop-In Figure
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Discover your inner talent waiting to be nurtured and developed. Join this welcoming class where novice students are supported! Our instructor has a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
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This 6 week session is open to those who would like to feel comfortable using graphite pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels or ink. Studenets will develop an... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
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All levels welcome.  Examine the muscular and skeletal anatomy of dancers as they leap and soar. See the unique ways the body bends and expresses itself in... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Saturday, May 15, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Join us under the spacious tent outside The Umbrella to create in the open air. Translate your sensory experience of the outdoor environment onto the page with easy... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Saturday, June 5, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Spring is a wonderful time to look and listen for birds arriving. Red-winged Blackbirds are among the first of our feathered friends to return to their nesting... Learn More »
Instructor:
Anna Stunkel
Day/time:
Saturday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
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Painting

Joy Buell Student Work
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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, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Online class using Zoom and Google ClassroomsA painting class for intermediate to advanced oil or acrylic painters.As always, intermediate or advanced students can... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
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Fridays: Lecture - 1:00 - 2:00 pm; Critiques - 2:00 - 3:00 pm, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Online class using Zoom and Google ClassroomsA painting class for intermediate to advanced watercolor painters.Lecutures will take place during a morning session... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
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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, 8:30 - 9:00am

Creative Mindfulness

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:
CC King
Day/time:
Alternate Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Film and Photography

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In this class, we will focus on macro photography of insects, plants, and other natural elements using primarily natural light. Macro photography is a gateway into... Learn More »
Instructor:
Brent Mills
Day/time:
Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
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We will cover how to shoot natural light portraits. The first day will focus on how to pose models and shoot portraits in favorable lighting - late afternoon and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Brent Mills
Day/time:
Saturday, 5:30 - 8:30pm and Sunday 2:00 - 4:00pm
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In this class, we will cover how to shoot portraits in harsh mid-day lighting. We will use on-camera flash, off-camera flash, reflectors, and umbrellas to capture... Learn More »
Instructor:
Brent Mills
Day/time:
Saturday, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Fiber Arts

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There’s something mesmerizing about watching fish! Using a felting needle and soft, unspun sheep’s wool, we will spend a pleasant morning creating a beautiful fish... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Saturday, June 12, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
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Celebrate the advent of spring! Spend a relaxing and enjoyable morning creating a small wool painting using soft, unspun sheep’s wool and a felting needle. We will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Saturday, April 17, 9:00am - 12:00pm
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Join us for a fun morning working with color. Using soft, unspun sheep’s wool and warm soapy water, participants will create several flowers that can be used to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Saturday, May 22, 9:00 am-12:00 pm