Arts Education

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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September 12, 2014 by Jess
On Wednesday September 11 at The Umbrella clay studio, Caitlyn Marsh hosted a free bowl workshop. Participants made hand built and wheelthrown bowls with recycled stoneware clay. With only one person for the first fifteen minutes, we didn't start off with a bang, but soon enough the studio was packed with beginners, experts, volunteers, professionals, students,... Keep Reading »
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