arts education

January 14, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Are your kids all Zoomed out from online classes? Do they want to learn new skills and express themselves creatively without a preset schedule? If so, then The Cartoon Animation Lab (@ Home) and The Mixed Media Animation Lab (@ Home) from The Umbrella Arts Center will be the perfect opportunity for your child to learn and create at home. Taught by professional... Keep Reading »
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January 4, 2021 by Rachel Olson
The Umbrella Arts Center is now registering for its Winter 2021 session of virtual and hybrid arts classes and workshops for all ages and in a variety of media.Although The Umbrella's classrooms at 40 Stow Street remain closed for in-person arts instruction due to the pandemic, it has spent most of this year innovating The Umbrella @Home programming, with virtual arts... Keep Reading »
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October 19, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Are your kids all Zoomed out from online classes? Do they want to learn new skills and express themselves creatively without a preset schedule? If so, then The Claymation Lab (@Home) from The Umbrella Arts Center will be the perfect opportunity for your child to learn and create at home. Taught by professional animator Alex Salsberg, The Claymation Lab is an asynchronous... Keep Reading »
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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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