Workshops

SPECIAL NOTE: In response to health officials recommendations regarding the coronavirus, The Umbrella has determined to delay the start of all spring classes. Additional details will be forthcoming. More information about The Umbrella's  response to Covid 19 here

 

Registration for spring classes begins Wednesday, March 4th at 10:00am!

Explore something new or expand upon what you know with one of our workshops!

Ceramics

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Personalize an ice cream bowl to look like your favorite animal. Using pinching and coiling, we’ll decorate a bowl just in time for summer.
Instructor:
Moriah Tumbleson-Shaw
Day/time:
Saturday, May 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Summer is here, and the local frogs, toads and fairies will be looking for a home. Using slab, coiling, and pinching techniques, we’ll make a house fit for a fabled... Learn More »
Instructor:
Moriah Tumbleson-Shaw
Day/time:
Saturday, May 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Musketaquid Classes

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Spend a day exploring awareness through the elements of Earth, water, fire, wind, and void. In this special day-long retreat, participants will experience... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-4:30pm
Our 6th Annual Fairy House outing to the Town Forest! Stop by the Fairyland Pond path in Hapgood Wright Town Forest for an hour or two. Observe Umbrella artists at... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Sunday, May 17, 1:00-4:00pm
The Deaconess Drinking Water Treatment Facility is a 1.5 million gallon per day (mgd) drinking water treatment facility which began removing iron and... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Saturday, April 4, 10:00am-12:00pm
Healing Crayons
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What if you could see yourself the way you see the natural world? You might behold yourself with acceptance, respect and even admiration but no judgment.  In... Learn More »
Instructor:
Therese Roeser
Day/time:
Saturday, May 2, 1-2:30pm
The Concord Wastewater Treatment Facility is a 1.2 million gallon per day (MGD) waste water treatment facility which was constructed in 1985, and upgraded... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Saturday, March 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
Preparation for Earth Day starts weeks in advance of the celebration itself. We create costumes, headdresses, banners, and puppets large and small. Community... Learn More »
Instructor:
Morningstar Medaye
Day/time:
Sundays, April 5, 19, 2-5pm; Saturday, April 11, 2-5pm, Thursday, April 23, 5-8pm

Makers and Design

A basic introduction to wood turning, this workshop focuses on making a wood-handled bottle opener. We will use and discuss tools such as carbide and high-speed... Learn More »
Instructor:
Palo Coleman
Day/time:
Sunday, June 7; 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
This workshop is simultaneously an introduction to wood turning and a practical class for making a wine stopper. We will focus heavily on design and the use of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Palo Coleman
Day/time:
Sunday, June 7; 1:30 – 5:00pm
This workshop begins with a lecture and demonstration (with specialized tools) of how to harvest bamboo. Second, demonstration of creative use of bamboo in projects... Learn More »
Instructor:
Palo Coleman
Day/time:
Sunday, May 17, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Learn how to use the versatile Black Cat Labs laser cutter at The Umbrella Arts to cut and/or engrave wood, plastics, paper, and numerous other materials with... Learn More »
Instructor:
James Boghosian
Day/time:
Saturdays or Sundays 1:00 - 5:00pm

Glass

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This two part class will be an overview of Flameworking, aka Lampworking:Day One: BEADMAKING: We’ll learn the basics by making lampworked beads at the torch or “... Learn More »
Instructor:
Aaron Slater
Day/time:
Saturday & Sunday, May 16 & 17; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join us in celebration of Mother’s Day by creating one of a kind glass hearts and flow ers for Heart for our special mothers or to keep for yourself! In this class... Learn More »
Instructor:
Toby Walters
Day/time:
Saturday, May 2, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
During this one day workshop, students will learn about the steps used in creating stained glass art.  Students will build a panel or sun catcher from patterns... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathleen Mayer
Day/time:
Sunday, March 15; 1:00 – 6:00pm

FREE Family Days

Special NOTE:Free Family Day for March 14 is CANCELLEDFree Family Day for April 11 is CANCELLEDCreativity has no age limit!Free Family Days are a great opportunity... Learn More »
Instructor:
No Instructor
Day/time:
Typically, Saturdays 2-5pm