Multigenerational/Family

Arts Classes for Families

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 from us.  We will be adding online arts instruction opportunities, select outdoors in-person 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

 

Spring Session I takes place in March and April.

Registration for the Spring 2021 begins Thursday, February 4th at 10:00am!

 

Arts & Environment Classes

Did you have a blast at the Winter Umbrella Ninja Festival? We did too! This April, we are bringing you another fun festival of survival skills and nature... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Sunday, April 11, 1-4pm
Did you know that Massachusetts is home to more piping plovers than any other New England state, and more than New York and New Jersey combined? These shorebirds... Learn More »
Instructor:
Becky Harris
Day/time:
Saturdays, March 27, 10-11am
How do an owl's feathers allow for silent flight? Why do snowy owls frequent Logan Airport in the winter? In this one-hour virtual workshop, we will learn about... Learn More »
Instructor:
Becky Harris
Day/time:
Saturday, February 27, 10-11am
This Earth Day we are celebrating all of the creatures of the air! There are so many amazing animals that call the sky their home, like songbirds and ... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Saturday, April 17 at 1:00pm
A windsock blows in the breeze, but what does it signal about the oncoming weather? In this Earth Day workshop, we will show you how to make your own windsock out... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Saturday, April 10 at 1:00pm
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Did you have a blast at the Winter Umbrella Ninja Festival? We did too! This February we are bringing you another fun festival of survival skills and nature... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Sunday, February 28, 1-4pm
Learn some basket-making basics and create a lovely Japanese-style basket with a bud vase that is a perfect gift for any occasion. Choose from a range of hand-dyed... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kimberley Harding
Day/time:
Thursday, March 25, 4:30-6:30pm
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Gather your adventure boots, magnifying glasses, and sketchbooks, because we are off on wild walk through Hallenbeck Land! In this art & nature workshop, Laney... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Sunday, March 21, 2pm-3:30pm
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Gather your adventure boots, magnifying glasses, and sketchbooks, because we are off on wild walk through the Upper Spencer Brook Valley! In this art & nature... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Sunday, April 18, 2pm-3:30pm

Vacation Week

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Caregivers join this class with a child age 5-7yrs. Construct a city out of jellybeans and toothpicks. Work as a team with a family member at home. Start with... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Thursday, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Caregivers join this class with a child age 5-7yrs. Sail to the Polynesian islands to explore patterns and design. Design a Hawaiian checkerboard and play this fun... Learn More »
Instructor:
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Day/time:
Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:00pm
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Caregivers join this class with a child age 5-7yrs and think in reverse as you play games of symmetry and reflection. Try out mirror writing like DiVinci. Play a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Wednesday, 11:00am - 12:00pm