Arts Education

January 8, 2020 by Anonymous
By Moira Ten-HoveThis fall I’ve been spending my Wednesday afternoons playing with my fabric stash in the company of seven people who are playing with their fabrics, too. We’ve been learning more about color and how to better use it in our quilts. Color presents unique challenges to quilt makers. Few of us choose to dye our own fabrics — who has the time or technique... Keep Reading »
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December 13, 2019 by Stewart
Popular Umbrella Arts Center teacher Sarah Scoville was recently interviewed at The Umbrella for a video segment produced by Sarah & Company, which publishes profiles of local creatives, craftspeople and builders in its series "The Makers". Sarah teaches a number of classes for kids here at The Umbrella -- many in mixed media -- as well as in Bedford.Sarah... Keep Reading »
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November 25, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Arts Education Program is excited to bring on new faculty and classes in woodworking, laser cutting, and glass flame work this winter!Palo Coleman will be spinning into action our brand-new woodworking lathes for project-based workshops and an Intro to Woodturning class.  He will also be teaching woodworkers the wonders of bamboo in his workshop,... Keep Reading »
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Workshop Detail from New Umbrella Makerspace
September 12, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Arts Education is constructing an ALL-NEW Umbrella Makerspace at 40 Stow Street -- three well-outfitted collaborative workspaces providing opportunities for independent and guided work in a wide range of maker disciplines and technologies, such as…Fabrication Lab: Laser Cutter, 3D Printing, CNC RouterDigital Lab: Programming... Keep Reading »
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Irises by Kathleen Mayer
July 1, 2019 by Stewart
Artist and Umbrella Arts Education instructor Kathleen Muse Mayer will give an artist demonstration on The Art of Stained-Glass Windows at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.On Sunday, July 14, 2019, Mayer will provide insight into how glass is cut, shaped, and assembled using traditional lead came and the copper-foil approach developed by renowned... Keep Reading »
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May 22, 2019 by Stewart
Umbrella faculty member, artist Nayda Aurora Cuevas, was featured in May/June Issue of Artscope Magazine in the feature "Cornered" by Brian Goslow.The interview explored how her work seeks to draw attention to the Latinx community both in Puerto Rico and throughout the U.S., as well as painting technique.Cuevas' work was recently exhbited in The Umbrella's... Keep Reading »
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April 12, 2019 by Stewart
The Umbrella Ceramics Program is pleased to invite the public to attend the charitable fundraising event, Empty Bowls, presented this year with Littleton Community Farm at Orange Door Kitchen, 251 Arlington St, West, Acton MA from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019.Guests will savor hearty soups and will take home a handcrafted bowl, many by... Keep Reading »
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Ceramics Artist Ashwini Bhat
March 7, 2019 by Stewart
Intensive Workshop with International Artist April 6 The Umbrella has teamed up with Lacoste-Keane Gallery to introduce Concord region audiences and artists to the dazzling work of internationally exhibited ceramics artist, Ashwini Bhat. On April 6, 2019, artists are invited to a hands-on, three-hour intensive workshop introducing the techniques and... Keep Reading »
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Umbrella Arts Education Spring Summer Classes 2019 Cover
March 1, 2019 by Stewart
Registration Now UnderwayThe Umbrella Arts Education and Arts & Environment Programs have announced the release of the Spring/Summer 2019 Classes Brochure, listing the new classes and workshops coming up for youth and adult students. Registration for both terms is now underway.The brochure also details an expanded range of youth summer camp options. This... Keep Reading »
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Mike Roche at Wheel in New Ceramics Studio
February 12, 2019 by Stewart
Writer Christine Diaz went behind the scenes of The Umbrella's new state of the art Ceramics Studios and classrooms in a wonderful new feature article, Reimagined Space Helps Build a Regional Center for Ceramic Arts. Also the parent of a former Ceramics student, Diaz brings an informed perspective to describing the impacts of The Umbrella's major... Keep Reading »
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