Youth Classes

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


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Scholarships Available: The Umbrella has a limited amount of tuition assistance made available for families in need to access Arts Education, Camps, and Programs at The Umbrella.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of tuition assistance, please contact Jason Springer, to find out more about this program.  Application required and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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
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

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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
Come experiment with different art mediums in The Umbrella's studio. Each week we will discover new art material such as: print making, paper mache, weaving,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00pm
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Blue and Red make purple except when they don’t. Learn Science from Art and Art skills from Science concepts. Find out about color and optics, plants, animals,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Janet Scudder
Day/time:
Thursday, 4:00pm-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 Classes

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
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This class is an opportunity for students to learn and improve their drawing skills and to spend time outdoors. Our activities will include outdoor trips to ... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm
Come learn the ancient nature-based arts of the ninja. This 7 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, Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12,19
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, Mar. 31, Apr. 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19
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

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

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Creative Dance is the perfect introductory class for every little dancer. In this class, students will explore the foundations of dance, which includes the concepts... Learn More »
Instructor:
Becky Bearse
Day/time:
Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am