Youth Classes

WINTER Registration is OPEN!

All ceramic classes will be held at 40 Stow Street. 

All other programs (drawing, painting, craft arts, mixed media, creative mindfulness, makers and design) will be held at The Umbrella Annex at 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner (ORNAC).


TEMPORARY LOCATION

 Classes and workshops are taking place at The Umbrella Annex (our temporary location) at 57 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742.


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, jason@theumbrellaarts.org, 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
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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
Get your hands dirty with this beginning hand-building ceramics course where we will learn how to create slabs, coils, and pinch pots out of lumps of clay. ... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathryn Purinton
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm
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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
This class is designed for young beginners who are excited to create functional pieces on the wheel. They will be able to confidently grow in their wheel-throwing... Learn More »
Instructor:
Kathryn Purinton
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Mixed Media

Take patterns to the next level! Look at patterns all around you in nature and everyday life. Draw, paint and create your own designs with materials such as beads,... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jill Strait
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00pm
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Spend an artful early release afternoon at The Umbrella! In this mixed media class we will explore various materials with a different animal theme each week. Color... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jill Strait
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30pm
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Come spend an hour weekly in the zany zoo at The Umbrella Annex!   There will be songs and stories and art making all linked to the theme of zoos and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Sarah Scoville
Day/time:
Fridays, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Musketaquid

Come learn the ancient nature-based arts of the ninja. This 6 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, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
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This weekly indoor "dojo style" self defense/martial arts class  will follow a specific belt/rank curriculum under the licensing of... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Early Release Tuesdays, 4:45 - 5:45pm, January 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 12
Working with natural materials, learn the traditional indigenous crafts of basket making, beading, and Quipu talkWorking and playing with natural materials, learn... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Early Release Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00pm, Sept 25, Oct 2, 9,16, 23, 30, Nov 13 & 20

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

Makers and Design

Popular projects children will love to make and more information in expanded lessons for beginners on tools, materials, techniques, and safety. Students can choose... Learn More »
Instructor:
Rita Roy
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Basic construction projects children will love to make and fun introductory lessons on tools, materials, techniques, and safety. 
Instructor:
Rita Roy
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Students will have the opportunity to explore their creative ideas through building with wood! Using tools, materials, and techniques safely, young woodworkers will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Rita Roy
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm

Adaptive Art

The arts provide an invaluable avenue of self-expression for children and the hands-on opportunity to experiment, play and create. This class will provide needed... Learn More »
Instructor:
DANI SCHECHNER
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Embodiment is a form of mindfulness where we explore and honor the wisdom cultivated through movement, the body, sensory perception, and mind-body connections.... Learn More »
Instructor:
DANI SCHECHNER
Day/time:
Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30pm

Drawing and Painting

Explore various printmaking techniques such as potato prints, mono prints and more! Learn some art history as we look at prints by Picasso and Matisse. We will... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jill Strait
Day/time:
Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00pm
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