arts and environment

January 5, 2021 by Caroline
We spent the holidays curled up in front of the fire with a hot cup of cider. But it wasn’t just any fire – it was the Ninjas in Nature Festival fire!  Families and kids came to Chamberlin Woods for an afternoon of nature skills activities. Ken Clarkson led a charcoal pencil activity in the field. Each participant prepped grape vine to turn into charcoal... Keep Reading »
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December 3, 2020 by Caroline
Flickering firelight illuminates small hands gluing, weaving, and cutting. Are these elves in the North Pole? Nope, these are the kids and families participating in this year’s Winter Solstice Celebration! You may recall last year’s blow-out Solstice at the Old Manse. Families, friends, and strangers who became friends gathered around the fire pit singing carols... Keep Reading »
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November 24, 2020 by Caroline
On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Maura Clarke and Suzanne Siner gathered virtually with their students for a new writing workshop: Writing Out Loud. Though in separate, virtual locations, the class was cozy and communal as everyone pulled out their snacks. Dana brought chips. Sydney a protein bar. Before diving into journaling, Maura and Suzanne prompted everyone... Keep Reading »
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November 4, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Bring your notebooks, sketchbooks, and pencils, because The Umbrella Arts & Environment program is hosting two new workshops in November! These outdoor workshops will encourage students and families to explore and interact with nature in a creative way.Nature Journaling WorkshopSaturday, November 14, 2pmCan you count all the leaves on the trees? No, but you can draw... Keep Reading »
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August 18, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Town Tourism, Local Artists Team Up to Beautify Outdoor Dining AreasOn Saturday, August 15, several Concord families gathered at The Umbrella Arts Center to decorate table covers that will be displayed on picnic tables around town. Painting in shifts over 3 hours, and maintaining social distancing, family groups worked with the guidance of local artists from Village Art... Keep Reading »
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