Youth Classes

Arts Classes for Kids

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, 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

 

FALL SESSION I = September/October

FALL SESSION II = November/December

 

Drawing

Draw and paint dragons, create clay dragons, design giant tacos, imagine and pretend to travel on a time machine! Each class we read a silly story, engage in play-... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 12:15 - 1:15pm
This 4 week virtual class teaches children how to draw! Each class will include a story, structured drawing lesson, and creative option to finish the art work off.
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm
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Build and enhance technical drawing through innovative approaches to sustained skill development; expand prior drawing skills in order to enter the realm of drawing... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Painting

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Get together online and create a new art project each week with an art teacher and friends. Experiment with water color, acrylic, and mixed media. Use colors in... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Around the world in four weeks! We’ll  visit countries from four  very different places on the earth. Listen to their music while painting a picture... Learn More »
Instructor:
Lois Andersen
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Arts & Environment Classes

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
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
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In this series, learn about geological structures, landforms, the processes by which they change over time; Learn about different biomes, ecosystems, and habitats... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30pm
In this unique interdisciplinary class learn a wide range of studio arts techniques and the science of reptiles and amphibians. Build and construct turtles in clay... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am
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NEW DATE: Sunday, October 18 at 1:00-4:00pmThis fall, practice your nature ninja skills at the Fall Umbrella Ninja Festival! Lead Ninjas in Nature instructor Ken... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Sunday, October 18, 1-4pm
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Explore plants and species native to Massachusetts from the wild foliage to human made gardens. Learn how construct upcycled flower gardens, study drawing and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Fridays 10:00-11:30am
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
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Come join us to explore and strengthen your artistic voice as you write poetry, journal entries and short fictional pieces. The central focus of the class will be... Learn More »
Instructor:
Maura Clarke & Suzanne Siner
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm

Film and Photography

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Capture images in artful and creative ways with unique perspectives and filters. Use a simple digital camera, smart phone, or tablet. No prior experience necessary.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alicia Herman
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00pm
The Claymation Lab @ Home! In this exciting series of online workshops, students will dig deeper into the art of clay animation - learning both the basics of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Alex Salsberg
Day/time:
Asynchronous

Makers and Design

Like to figure out how things work? Tinker with things and recombine them in new ways? Join us for STEAM-based projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Fridays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Fiber Arts

Fiber Art Youth Class
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Over this 4-week virtual class, students will learn to experiment with several different fiber techniques including weaving, simple knitting, "painting" with fabric... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:00pm