Youth Classes

Registration for winter classes is OPEN!


Questions about classes or workshops? Contact the Education department by clicking here.
 
Want to be the first to know about classes? Sign up for our newsletter
 
Scholarships Available: Through a generous donation, The Umbrella has set up The Babette B. Newburger Art Education Fund for children in Concord and the surrounding communities who want access to Arts Education through Summer Arts Under the Umbrella and children’s classes.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of tuition assistance, please contact Jason Springer, to find out more about this scholarship program. 

Ceramics

There are few things more amazing than creating a useful object out of a lump of spinning clay. Learn to use the potter’s wheel in this beginning class that will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00-6:00pm OR Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm
new
2020 is the year of the rat, celebrating personalities who are industrious with positive attitudes! Using slab and coiling techniques, we’ll make a set of rat or... Learn More »
Instructor:
Moriah Tumbleson-Shaw
Day/time:
Saturday, January 11; 10:00am – 12:00pm
Learn the basics of hand building in this beginner clay class! Each week we will work on a different project utilizing a variety of techniques. Students will have... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathryn Purinton
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Already taken Intro to Wheel? Join this intermediate wheel class where we will refresh ourselves on the basics of throwing, expand our existing knowledge, and learn... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Fridays, 4:00 - 6:00pm
There are few things more amazing than creating a useful object out of a lump of spinning clay. Learn to use the potter’s wheel in this beginning class that will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathryn Purinton
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm

Mixed Media

new
This parent/child class will incorporate play, literacy, and art making. The class will begin with a book read aloud, and then the children will be able to choose... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30am
new
An art class for toddlers and their adults. Every class will feature paint and clay (or dough), and “messy” times. Tactile learning is vital learning and so much... Learn More »
Instructor:
Janet Scudder
Day/time:
Mondays, 10:00 – 11:00am
new
Come experiment with different art mediums in The Umbrella's brand new studio. Each week we will discover new art material such as: print making, paper mache,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Never be without toys. We will make stuffed animals action figures, building toys, board games and more out of wood, cloth, paint, recycled materials and more. Very... Learn More »
Instructor:
Janet Scudder
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Digital Arts

In this class you’ll get to direct your very own cartoon, doing everything from writing, storyboarding, animating, and adding sound. You’ll learn the same software... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alex Salsberg
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Musketaquid

Experiment with imprinting different barks into clay and learn techniques for highlighting textures and patterns from nature. Make a bowl and/or wall hangings... Learn More »
Instructor:
Liz Newel
Day/time:
Sunday, March 22, 1-3pm
Come learn the ancient nature-based arts of the ninja. This 8 week course will cover the Level 1 Ninjas in Nature (NiN) skills. This class will teach a... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Early Release Tuesdays, 2-4pm, Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 3, 10
This weekly indoor "dojo style" self defense/martial arts class  will follow a specific belt/rank curriculum under the licensing of Pathways... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Early Release Tuesdays, 4:45 - 5:45pm
Stop by the Musketaquid Room–or weather permitting, conservation areas–Thursday afternoons to create and play with seasonal art activities. All ages... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5pm

Craft Arts

Creative sewing sessions will let beginners have fun with fabric and design while teaching the basics of sewing on a machine. Students will learn how to safely... Learn More »
Instructor:
Maire-Anne Diamond
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Glass

This introductory course explores the colorful, fun art of fused glass. The first few weeks will be specific projects covering the basics of fused glass. Students... Learn More »
Instructor:
Tracy Bull
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Drawing and Painting

Students will begin by exploring different ways of seeing and drawing, from what they see to drawing from imagination, from realistic to abstract. They will then... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00pm

Movement

This dance class introduces children to the fun world of Bollywood. Children get physical activity while learning dance steps to new and old songs from Bollywood... Learn More »
Instructor:
Renu Goyal
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00pm