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 Ikeda
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 Ikeda
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 Ikeda
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 Ikeda
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 Ikeda
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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Umbrella Arts Education Spring Summer Classes 2019 Cover
March 1, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
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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Teaching Woodwork in Rita Roy's Classes by Pam Ellertson
January 3, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
A new article in the Concord Patch news by writer Pam Ellertson gives a wonderful account of teacher Rita Roy's approach to Building Skills in Bustling Woodwork Classes at The Umbrella. The article shows Roy's diverse skills and background interests -- from physics to theater to video to woodwork -- and an emphasis on imparting "skills... Keep Reading »
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Quilting artist and teacher Tica de Moor of the Umbrella Arts
December 11, 2018 by Admin
We're pleased to share this wonderful article about quilting and fiber arts at The Umbrella by writer Christine Diaz recently published in the Concord Patch news. The feature shares an inside look at artist Tica de Moor's approach to teaching advanced concepts and techniques in using color for quilt art.De Moor's popular quilting art class was announced in The... Keep Reading »
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2019 Winter Art Classes Mailer Cover
November 28, 2018 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Arts Education and Arts & Environment Programs are delighted to preview the digital Winter Arts Classes Brochure listing new courses scheduled for the Winter 2019 session.Early course registration opens online starting Nov. 28, 10:00 AM at TheUmbrellaArts.org.Interested students can also learn about and register for classes during The Umbrella's... Keep Reading »
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