Arts Education

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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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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