Youth Classes

Arts Classes for Kids

The Umbrella has cancelled all in-person arts education classes and workshops until further notice. Instead, we have created 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, 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

Drawing

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Each week students will join local cartoonist/animator Alex Salsberg for a variety of cartooning games, tricks and challenges that will help them learn to cartoon... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alex Salsberg
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Painting

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Learn about some great art and music! In this class we’ll make four paintings, each in the style of a different great artist while listening to the music of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00am

Mixed Media

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In four different projects, learn how to arrange shapes, colors, and textures into a picture using colored papers, some paint, and other simple materials!
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00am

Musketaquid Classes

Let's create and play with seasonal materials together on Thursday afternoons. We'll meet outdoors, weather permitting; virtual classroom otherwise. All ages... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm
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:
Tuesdays, 2-4pm
Can you count all the leaves on the trees? No, but you can draw them! Nature journaling encourages wonder, creativity, and appreciation for the environment while... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Fall is a wonderful time to explore the natural beauty of Concord, and discover all of the migratory bird activity that is right in our own backyards. This class... Learn More »
Instructor:
Becky Harris
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4-5pm

Film and Photography

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In this four session class students will study a different genre of Photography every week. Genres studies include Portraiture, Landscape, Fine Art and Street... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Bettencourt
Day/time:
Mondays, 3:00 - 4:00pm
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Hi Umbrella families! My name is Alex Salsberg. When things aren’t virtual I teach The Digital Animation Lab at The Umbrella Arts Center, and animation classes to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alex Salsberg
Day/time:
Asynchronous

Performing Arts

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This fun class introduces students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a fun and creative setting. We will work on simple leg and arm positions, steps and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ashley Yarnell
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00am
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This course is a brief introduction to the elements of music theory for those with little or no music theory experience. We will explore pitch, rhythm, meter,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ashley Yarnell
Day/time:
Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00am