Youth Classes

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Questions about classes or workshops? Contact the Education department by clicking here.
 
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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
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:
Alexa Mattes
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm
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
Explore hand building with clay and learn how to use the wheel in this fun combination class. Using wheel is challenging at first, but it’s so rewarding once you... Learn More »
Instructor:
Joanne Stowell
Day/time:
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Mixed Media

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This parent/child class will incorporate play into every aspect of our art making experience.  Art Explorers starts out with some musical fun to get our bodies... Learn More »
Instructor:
Gillian Wright-Cassone
Day/time:
Mondays, 9:30 – 10:30am

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

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Ken Clarkson, expert instructor for our popular Ninjas in Nature classes and summer camp, will lead a number of fun, multi-generational games and activities in... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Sunday, Nov. 3, 1:00-4:00pm
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Back by popular demand! We added a second session of our Ninjas in Nature program. Continue learning about the ancient nature-based arts of the ninja. This 6... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Early Release Tuesdays, 2-4pm, Nov. 12, 19, 26 & Dec. 3, 10, 17
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NEW! Second Fall session just added -- Nov 12 - Dec 17! This weekly indoor "dojo style" self defense/martial arts class will follow a specific belt/rank... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Early Release Tuesdays, 4:45 - 5:45pm
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Drop in the studio Thursday afternoons to create and play with seasonal art activities. All ages welcome. Weekly activity calendar will be posted on website and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5pm
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Working and playing with natural materials, learn basic weaving, basket making, and mosaics. Listen to stories while working, tell stories with your creations.
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Early Release Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3pm, Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12 & 19
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Join us on a short walk to look at various trees and their bark; colors, textures, thickness, peeling - can we identify trees from their bark? What does bark do? We... Learn More »
Instructor:
Liz Newel
Day/time:
Saturday, October 19, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Craft Arts

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This is a fiber/painting/free-form stitching class.Create multi-media pieces using stretched canvas, ink pens, acrylic paints, yarn, thread, beads, etc. in order to... Learn More »
Instructor:
Dee Cohen
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:30– 6:00pm

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, 4:30 – 6:00pm

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