Arts & Environment Classes

Classes will be held virtually using Zoom and Google Classroom depending on the teacher’s preference. Some classes will include 1 or 2 field trips to local Concord-area conservation land, where students will practice the skills they learn virtually. During these field trips, everyone will be required to wear a mask and appropriately social distance. Any questions about social distancing protocol can send inquiries to Caroline Provost at caroline@theumbrellaarts.org. 

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In this series, learn about geological structures, landforms, the processes by which they change over time; Learn about different biomes, ecosystems, and habitats... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30pm
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NEW DATE: Sunday, October 18 at 1:00-4:00pmThis fall, practice your nature ninja skills at the Fall Umbrella Ninja Festival! Lead Ninjas in Nature instructor Ken... Learn More »
Instructor:
Ken Clarkson
Day/time:
Sunday, October 18, 1-4pm
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Winter, in the natural world, is a time for slowing down and restoration as well as a time to endure darkness and cold. In the first class, participants will be... Learn More »
Instructor:
Therese Roeser
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Explore plants and species native to Massachusetts from the wild foliage to human made gardens. Learn how construct upcycled flower gardens, study drawing and... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Fridays 10:00-11:30am
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Nature journaling is a combination of writing and drawing in response to the wonder of experiencing nature. It is a fun and relaxing activity- a form of creative... Learn More »
Instructor:
Patty Brayden
Day/time:
Sept. 29 - Oct. 26, 11am-12pm
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Come join us to explore and strengthen your artistic voice as you write poetry, journal entries and short fictional pieces. The central focus of the class will be... Learn More »
Instructor:
Maura Clarke & Suzanne Siner
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm
Fall is a wonderful time to explore the natural beauty of Concord, and discover all of the migratory bird activity that is right in our own backyards. This class... Learn More »
Instructor:
Becky Harris
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 4-5pm
In this workshop, we will take the opportunity to learn about the birds in our backyards and local habitats, and some techniques for drawing them. I’ve heard a lot... Learn More »
Instructor:
Becky Harris
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Saturdays, October 17 - November 21, 10-11am
Let's create and play with seasonal materials together on Thursday afternoons. We'll meet outdoors, weather permitting; virtual classroom otherwise. All ages... Learn More »
Instructor:
Nancy Lippe
Day/time:
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm
Join Debra and fellow classmates to learn how to weave with traditional materials and stones. Debra will also give us a tour of her garden (weather permitting... Learn More »
Instructor:
Debra Rolfe
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Join us for quarterly reads and gatherings. Reconnect to the outdoors, to the printed word, and to each other through this open community book group. This season's... Learn More »
Instructor:
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September 9, 6-7:30pm, wine, cheese, potluck and discussion via zoom
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To commemorate BOTH the 30th anniversary of Musketaquid Earth Day celebrations and the 50th anniversary of International Earth Day itself, The Umbrella Arts &... Learn More »
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Anytime
In this unique interdisciplinary class learn a wide range of studio arts techniques and the science of reptiles and amphibians. Build and construct turtles in clay... Learn More »
Instructor:
Danielle Schechner
Day/time:
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am
Do you wish you could take Herbology 101 at Hogwarts? This is the workshop for you! We will discuss how certain plants were thought to bring luck or protection... Learn More »
Instructor:
Therese Roeser
Day/time:
Saturday, October 24, 3-4pm
Can you count all the leaves on the trees? No, but you can draw them! Nature journaling encourages wonder, creativity, and appreciation for the environment while... Learn More »
Instructor:
Caroline Provost
Day/time:
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Drawing and Painting inspired by the outdoor environment, with your choice of these materials: pencil, oil pastel, pen, marker, watercolor and/or acrylic paints.... Learn More »
Instructor:
Jenn Wood
Day/time:
Thursdays, 11am-1pm