Arts Education

June 10, 2020 by Rachel Olson
With Covid Closure, Flexible New Virtual Arts Camps Keep Kids Creative and Busy at Own PaceThe Umbrella Arts Center has opened registration for its "summer camps," completely reimagined as virtual experiences. Following a multiyear, multi-million-dollar renovation, 2020 summer camp was to have been the first in The Umbrella's newly constructed classrooms, ceramics studios... Keep Reading »
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May 11, 2020 by Stewart
Dozens of Online Arts Classes on Offer#StayHome #StaySafe #StayCreative has been the mantra at The Umbrella Arts Center ever since the order to close non-essential businesses. Since then, we've been rigorously planning and building infrastructure to continue serving our mission: to enrich lives; inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth; and build a vibrant... Keep Reading »
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April 13, 2020 by Rachel Olson
While we are in the process of developing online arts education programs at The Umbrella, here's a great opportunity for families missing their classes and vacation week programs! Alex Salsberg, who teaches our popular Digital Animation Lab, has created a fun, simple series of 12 DIY at-home animation tutorials and hands-on activities for kids K-6. Four weeks of... Keep Reading »
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April 6, 2020 by Rachel Olson
While staying home practicing social distancing,  Umbrella art teacher Sarah Scoville has been coming up with simple DIY creative activities using materials easily found at home to share with other families. Here, Sarah and her daughter demonstrate methods for weaving different forms using cardboard guides that you  can create and experiment with yourself.... Keep Reading »
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April 6, 2020 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Arts Education program seeks your input to determine how we can best meet the needs of our community of artists, students and makers during the Covid-19 crisis. Please help us prioritize where to focus our class development efforts by letting us know which potential online offerings would most interest you. The survey takes only one minute and can be... Keep Reading »
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March 11, 2020 by Stewart
PLEASE NOTE: Due to public health concerns surrounding the coronovirus (COVID19), The Umbrella is exercising an abundance of caution and canceling non-essential events including the previously posted MARCH 14 Free Family Day.While there is no immediate evidence of specific risk, we are closely monitoring developments with the CDC and local health officials. Ongoing... Keep Reading »
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January 31, 2020 by Anonymous
Return to Renovated Arts Center Brings More Options for Creative Kids This SummerJanuary 30, 2020Concord, MA—The Umbrella Arts Center has opened registration for its expanded array of creative summer camps for 2020.Following a multiyear, multi-million-dollar renovation, this summer will be the first opportunity for The Umbrella to host camps in three newly constructed... Keep Reading »
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January 27, 2020 by Rachel Olson
In Digital Animation Lab, taught by Alex Salsberg, students learn about the whole process of creating an animation, including writing, storyboarding, animating, and sound editing. Over the course of the program, students create their own short cartoons to show to their friends and family. While the current session of this class has just begun, here is the collection of... Keep Reading »
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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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