Arts Education

April 8, 2021 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Arts Center is now registering for its second Spring 2021 session of virtual, hybrid and select in-person arts classes and workshops for all ages and in a variety of media.Although The Umbrella's classrooms at 40 Stow Street remain largely closed for in-person arts instruction due to the pandemic, it has spent most of this year innovating The Umbrella @Home... Keep Reading »
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Summer Arts Camp  by Kathryn Purinton
March 17, 2021 by Stewart
With planning for return of in-person summer camps well underway, The Umbrella Arts Education has announced it will participate in a new series of virtual summer camp fairs for regional families hosted online by Macaroni Kid Acton-Concord-Lexington-Bedford. On March 18 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM, families are invited to meet our new Youth Arts Education whiz ... Keep Reading »
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February 22, 2021 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella is delighted to welcome our new ceramics technician, Zachary Mickelson! Zachary is a ceramics artist and educator, with a decade’s worth of experience teaching ceramics to diverse sets of students. Mickelson has added in the development of ceramics studios and programs throughout the Boston area, and we’re lucky to have him helping to guide us as we begin the... Keep Reading »
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February 18, 2021 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Arts Center is now registering for its Spring 2021 session of virtual and hybrid arts classes and workshops for all ages and in a variety of media.Although The Umbrella's classrooms at 40 Stow Street remain largely closed for in-person arts instruction due to the pandemic, it has spent most of this year innovating The Umbrella @Home programming, with virtual... Keep Reading »
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January 21, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Are your kids all Zoomed out from online classes? Do they want to learn new skills and express themselves creatively without a preset schedule? If so, then The Cartoon Animation Lab (@ Home) and The Mixed Media Animation Lab (@ Home) from The Umbrella Arts Center will be the perfect opportunity for your child to learn and create at home. Taught by professional... Keep Reading »
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January 4, 2021 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Arts Center is now registering for its Winter 2021 session of virtual and hybrid arts classes and workshops for all ages and in a variety of media.Although The Umbrella's classrooms at 40 Stow Street remain closed for in-person arts instruction due to the pandemic, it has spent most of this year innovating The Umbrella @Home programming, with virtual arts... Keep Reading »
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October 19, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Are your kids all Zoomed out from online classes? Do they want to learn new skills and express themselves creatively without a preset schedule? If so, then The Claymation Lab (@Home) from The Umbrella Arts Center will be the perfect opportunity for your child to learn and create at home. Taught by professional animator Alex Salsberg, The Claymation Lab is an asynchronous... Keep Reading »
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September 25, 2020 by Anonymous
Author, Musician, Teacher, and Umbrella Board Member By Chandreyi DattaTeacher, writer, leadership coach, musician—Michael Goodwin is a dynamic personality with many talents much like a diamond with myriad facets. The brain behind the interdisciplinary ‘Rivers and Revolutions’ program, which redefines the process of imparting education, has been in The Umbrella Arts... Keep Reading »
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August 19, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Dance Lessons ContinueBy Wendy LovelandJulia Deter teaches tap and musical theater dance classes at The Umbrella to students who’ve been with her for years. This familiarity hit a hiccup when COVID-19 arrived. Suddenly, the classes stopped, and started again, this time online via Zoom.Dance, transposed to Zoom, brought with it some challenges. Most concerned sensory input... Keep Reading »
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July 13, 2020 by Anonymous
Meet Ana. Ana is three and a half years old, lives in a small, scenic, eastern Pennsylvania town with her family. She is bright, lively and inquisitive. Her mother writes, “Ana has been really into art these days (as have I).  We have been looking for some new crafts to do.” Recently, a relative sent her an email with a link to The Umbrella’s Big-and-Little Art 2 (... Keep Reading »
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