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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

This class is for those who wish to learn how to throw better on the wheel. Beginners as well as those who are looking to hone their skills are welcome! We will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 – 10:00pm
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This course will be an exploration of a variety of techniques that stress the impetus of inspiration as the springboard—the technique as the tool with which to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Hillary Kane
Day/time:
Wednesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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This course will explore hand-building from as many standpoints as possible for the making of everything from functional wares to sculptural vessels—small to large... Learn More »
Instructor:
Hillary Kane
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Drawing

The primary goal of this class is to develop perceptual skills, a visual vocabulary and technical expertise in order to use drawing as an expressive tool. Students... Learn More »
Instructor:
Cheryl Hirshman
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:00-6:30pm
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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! ... Learn More »
Instructor:
Roneld Lores
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm
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
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A beginning level course that will cover basic 2-D drawing concepts including line, value, perspective, proportion, and mark making. Students will use a variety of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 1:00-4:00pm (Dates: October 17 – November 21)
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
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

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
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
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Learn the basics of color theory applicable to all artistic and design mediums. Start with the essentials such as the color wheel and the difference between tints,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Carly Sweeney
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30pm
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 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 will introduce students to classical and contemporary painting techniques as well as concept development. Students will be working from still-life, from... Learn More »
Instructor:
Angela Ales
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm
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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, 9:30am-12:30pm

Mixed Media

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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
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Learn different book binding techniques. This session we will start with simple accordion style books and build technique to make a sewn book. Along the way we will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Fridays, 12:30-2:00pm

Creative Mindfulness

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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
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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:
Kara Wetzel
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Musketaquid

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A hand shaped round basket, 12” in diameter, 8” high with hand carved handles that is woven in two colors to create star pattern on the inside. This service basket... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
Day/time:
Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm, Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7
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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:
Sep. 11 & Dec. 11, 6-8:30pm, Potluck and discussion

Performing Arts

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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, 7:00 – 8:00pm
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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, 8:00 – 9:00pm
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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:
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Makers and Design

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Learn the fundamentals of woodworking and design through the construction of a hardwood stool, bench, or coffee table. Participants develop a repertoire of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Paul Ruhlmann
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Glass

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:
Mondays, 7:00-9:30pm

Drawing and Painting

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Come experience painting and drawing in our new and improved classrooms! Adult artists and students can take advantage of our beautiful new spaces by registering... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00am – 5:00pm

Movement

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Learn the dance women have performed for ages, where different parts of the body are moved independently, layered to make a unity. These polycentric movements... Learn More »
Instructor:
Seyyide Sultan
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:30am
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Raks Sharqi (Oriental Dance, which is the proper name for “belly dance”) is a beautiful performing art form that can be endlessly perfected. In this class, we will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Seyyide Sultan
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:45am

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
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If you love color and design, this beautiful cowl is a wonderful way to learn color knitting. Using the one or two- handed method, the design is easy to learn as... Learn More »
Instructor:
Dee Cohen
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
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Learn to “click needles” with a master knitter while meeting new friends and stimulating your brain!  Knit a cowl for winter and you will be on your way to a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Dee Cohen
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
This class takes felt making beyond the basics. We will use wet and dry techniques, both flat and 3-D, and begin to create original art through combining these... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00pm
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Learn how to knit and fit sweaters properly. Put “fear of knitting sweaters” behind you!  You will learn techniques and finishes to end up with a polished... Learn More »
Instructor:
Dee Cohen
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
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Let’s continue the journey of expanding our ‘color vocabulary’ and color theory insights into quilt projects. We will work on expanding our ability to manipulate... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tica de Moor
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm