Arts Education

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 students can also learn about and register for classes during The Umbrella's... Keep Reading »
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February 27, 2018 by jason
By William LevineAt the center of Joy Buell’s Beginning and Intermediate Acrylic Painting class, in the bright, airy, high-ceilinged studio at The Umbrella, is a painting consisting of 40, identical sized colored squares. The gestalt view of these squares is just a random pattern color, akin to a slap-dash communal quilt. This painting though, is in... Keep Reading »
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August 21, 2017 by jason
Set in historic Concord, Massachusetts the Umbrella Community Arts Center is partnering with Alcott Elementary School to provide afterschool enrichment for 12, 1st grade students in the 2017-2018 school year.  The Umbrella is seeking a creative and talented early childhood teacher for an interdisciplinary arts-based afterschool program.  This unique teaching... Keep Reading »
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February 17, 2017 by jason
Description:The Umbrella Community Arts Center is seeking a talented and creative teacher for our adult ceramics program. The right candidate should be able to facilitate an established group of committed students who operate at an advanced skill level. The instructor should be able to supplement a strong wheel based course, with hand-building elements and cone10 glaze... Keep Reading »
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October 2, 2015 by Jess
-written by Caitlyn MarshEmpty Bowls is happening again at The Umbrella. This is only our second time, and the event has already grown beyond last year!We kicked off summer with an all day adult student Bowl-A-Rama in late June. About 60 bowls were made here by our talented Spring student body. Over the course of the summer all of these were glazed. Many were... Keep Reading »
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March 19, 2015 by Jess
The Winter session of Fiber Arts just wrapped up with a big final project!  Students between ages 8 and 12 made their own custom pillow covers that are fully removable and washable from scrap fabric.  Each student learned to make a paper pattern, measure and cut fabric, pin fabric for sewing, and use a sewing machine in this project.  Although there was a... Keep Reading »
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November 3, 2014 by Jess
Free Family Drop-in DayOctober's Free Family Drop-in Day was a great success with approximately 30 children and over 20 adults participating!  We took inspiration from the fall colors around us to create marbled paper leaves.  Kids got to experiment with color mixing in shaving cream to create their own unique fall look, which was then pressed into paper covered... Keep Reading »
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October 28, 2014 by Jess
Last Thursday the clay studio opened for a final bowl making workshop just our resident artists. Being artists, our ceramics program coordinator Caitlyn Marsh anticipated their willingness to freely explore the clay and tools with less instruction or demonstrations. Other than a brief how-to on the slabroller, that pretty much was the case.In fact one of our resident... Keep Reading »
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