arts education

September 13, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education.In celebration of this year'... Keep Reading »
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August 19, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Dance Lessons ContinueBy Wendy LovelandJulia Deter teaches tap and musical theater dance classes at The Umbrella to students who’ve been with her for years. This familiarity hit a hiccup when COVID-19 arrived. Suddenly, the classes stopped, and started again, this time online via Zoom.Dance, transposed to Zoom, brought with it some challenges. Most concerned sensory input... Keep Reading »
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July 13, 2020 by Anonymous
Meet Ana. Ana is three and a half years old, lives in a small, scenic, eastern Pennsylvania town with her family. She is bright, lively and inquisitive. Her mother writes, “Ana has been really into art these days (as have I).  We have been looking for some new crafts to do.” Recently, a relative sent her an email with a link to The Umbrella’s Big-and-Little Art 2 (... Keep Reading »
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June 10, 2020 by Rachel Olson
With Covid Closure, Flexible New Virtual Arts Camps Keep Kids Creative and Busy at Own PaceThe Umbrella Arts Center has opened registration for its "summer camps," completely reimagined as virtual experiences. Following a multiyear, multi-million-dollar renovation, 2020 summer camp was to have been the first in The Umbrella's newly constructed classrooms, ceramics studios... Keep Reading »
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April 13, 2020 by Rachel Olson
While we are in the process of developing online arts education programs at The Umbrella, here's a great opportunity for families missing their classes and vacation week programs! Alex Salsberg, who teaches our popular Digital Animation Lab, has created a fun, simple series of 12 DIY at-home animation tutorials and hands-on activities for kids K-6. Four weeks of... Keep Reading »
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April 6, 2020 by Rachel Olson
While staying home practicing social distancing,  Umbrella art teacher Sarah Scoville has been coming up with simple DIY creative activities using materials easily found at home to share with other families. Here, Sarah and her daughter demonstrate methods for weaving different forms using cardboard guides that you  can create and experiment with yourself.... Keep Reading »
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April 6, 2020 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Arts Education program seeks your input to determine how we can best meet the needs of our community of artists, students and makers during the Covid-19 crisis. Please help us prioritize where to focus our class development efforts by letting us know which potential online offerings would most interest you. The survey takes only one minute and can be... 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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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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