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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

REGISTRATION OPENS SOONGo beyond simple wheel thrown pots and explore the world of altered forms. Students will throw forms on the wheel and then change them by... Learn More »
Instructor:
Erica Hood
Day/time:
Fridays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis course will walk through the fundamentals of hand building, including slab, coil and pinching techniques. We will combine the use of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Mike Roche
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis course covers the fundamentals of both wheel throwing and hand building. Designed to build a strong foundation in the ceramics, we will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Marc Mancuso
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
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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REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis is an intermediate/advanced course. We will be offering demonstrations on throwing and altering this winter, especially with serving... Learn More »
Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONIn this class, we will explore creativity making functional forms on the pottery wheel. Dig a little deeper and explore your creative side in... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Noonan
Day/time:
Thursdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONAll levels of experience are welcome. This class offers individualized instruction to give beginner students a solid foundation in working... Learn More »
Instructor:
Terry Goss
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis class will focus on executing forms both on and off the wheel. We will explore throwing off the hump, making attachments, and... 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
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Instructor:
Suzanne Hill
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONCome explore a new dimension of ceramics - paper clay as a utilitarian & sculptural medium. Learn ways to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tina Forbes
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am-1:00pm

Drawing

REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis 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... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ilse Plume
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00am-12:30pm
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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
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
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Instructor:
Gillian Frazier
Day/time:
Mondays, 1:30pm-4:30pm
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Instructor:
Carly Sweeney
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm
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Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
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Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis course will explore the use of colored pencil techniques. Colored pencils have the ability to achieve a painterly look, or a more... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ilse Plume
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
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Instructor:
Roneld Lores
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Painting

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Instructor:
Gillian Frazier
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
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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
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis beginner level class will introduce students to acrylic painting techniques as well as concept development. Students will be working... Learn More »
Instructor:
Angela Ales
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00pm
REGISTRATION COMING SOONWorking with oil paint is a rich experience with a long history. Join this congenial group of dedicated students working in a traditional... 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
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis class will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual’s own style.  Intermediate to advanced... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONStarting with basic techniques or expand on what you know with the acrylic medium. This course takes you through a series of exercises, with... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joy Buell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
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Instructor:
Kat O'Connor
Day/time:
Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Mixed Media

REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThe Elements of Design are Color/Value, Line, Shape, Texture, Form/Space, and Unity/Harmony.  Abstract projects will be designed to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm

Creative Mindfulness

REGISTRATION OPENS SOONCould you use more ease, playfulness and community? This workshop teaches ways to tell and move our stories, as well as new ways of listening... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Alternate Thursdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Musketaquid

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
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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
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

Performing Arts

REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis class will continue building on the foundations of Broadway style tap, with an emphasis on choreography. Students will learn new works,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Julia Deter
Day/time:
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis class will focus on the technique, stylization, and choreography specific to Musical Theater. Students will work on flexibility and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Julia Deter
Day/time:
Mondays, 8:00 - 9:30pm

Makers and Design

REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis is a basic introduction to woodturning and the use of the tools in this art form. Students will take consecutive classes, beginning by... Learn More »
Instructor:
Palo Coleman
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Glass

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REGISTRATION OPENS SOONThis class will introduce students to the glass flameworking process. We start out learning to make will to make beads using various... Learn More »
Instructor:
Toby Walters
Day/time:
Mondays, 6:30 – 9:00pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONIn this eight-week class, students will learn the fundamentals of stained glass while expanding on what they know to make a small stained... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:30pm

Movement

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REGISTRATION OPENS SOONBollywood-inspired dance-fitness program of 8-10 songs that combines exhilarating choreography and intensive workouts with upbeat music from... Learn More »
Instructor:
Renu Goyal
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
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REGISTRATION OPENS SOONRaks Sharqi (Oriental Dance, which is the proper name for “belly dance”) is a beautiful performing art form that can be endlessly perfected.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Seyyide Sultan
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:45am
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Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Fiber Arts

REGISTRATIN OPENS SOONFelt-making is an ancient art that can be found in many cultures. Although its origins were more practical than artistic, the old techniques... Learn More »
Instructor:
Elizabeth Stubbs
Day/time:
Thursdays,1:30 – 4:00pm
REGISTRATION OPENS SOONDo 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... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tica de Moor
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm

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