Events

Green Week April Vacation Week

April 21-24, 2020
Welcome Spring and join us in celebrating and exploring the arts at The Umbrella. Projects during Green Week aim to build sustainable ideas and practices in everyday living by touching on themes of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics into art. Turn what some people call trash into beautiful art. Use art materials from nature while learning about plants and animals in our local environment. Students have the opportunity to work in the mediums of Drawing & Painting, 2D and 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Performing Arts, Art & Nature, Woodworking/Workshop, and More! Join us, and let the art exploring begin. #DiscoverYourArts

Areas of Art Exploration: Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Performing Arts, Dance/Movement, Arts and Environment.

Early Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Registration Deadline*: Sunday, April 12, 2020.

*All registrations and program forms are due by this date.

Grade/Age Range: Grade Pre-K – Grade 8, approximately Age 4-13 years

April Vacation Week – Program Options

Pre-K Art Explorers – Half Day 9:00 – 12:30pm
Morning ONLY for Pre-K (Ages 4-5). Includes sensory rich activities, stories, snack time and art making for little artists.
Tuition: $225 regular / $200 by March 31 / $250 after April 12

Art Explorers Half-Day – MORNING, 9:00am – 12:30pm
Morning ONLY. Grades K – 8. Includes three different one-hour art classes each day and a break for a mid-morning snack.
Tuition: $225 regular / $200 by March 31 / $250 after April 12

Art Explorers Full-Day – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Want your child to experience art ALL day? No problem! Just sign up for the Art Explorers Full Day option. For grades K – 8. Full day students must be provided with a NUT-FREE lunch from home for the mid-day break 12:30-1pm.
Tuition: $450 regular / $425 by March 31 / $475 after April 12

Performing Art Explorers – Full Day, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Grades 4-8. This option is designed for those who love the stage! Each morning will consist of work on a theater production, character development, choreography, roll play and other aspects of stage craft on The Umbrella’s new Main Stage Theater. The themes of the work will be around fairy tales. Following lunch, performing arts students will try other arts programs and try their hand at other arts being offered. Full day students must be provided with a NUT-FREE lunch from home for the mid-day break 12:30-1pm.
Tuition: $450 regular / $425 by March 31 / $475 after April 12

Afternoon Extended Day 4:00-5:30pm
Continue your projects or start something new under the guidance of our extended day teacher. This option is to accommodate families who need the extra time to pick up children after work.
Tuition $60 for the week.
Tuition: $60

Earth Float, Parade Making, and Puppet Refurbishing Workshops at The Umbrella (All Ages!)

Sundays, April 5, 12 & 19, 2:00-5:00pm and
Thursday, April 23, 5:00-8:00pm
at The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street

Preparation for Earth Day starts weeks in advance of the celebration itself. We create costumes, headdresses, banners, and puppets large and small. Community members of all ages, children, teens, and adults, can participate in our Earth Day workshops. This is your opportunity to make your own animal creation to carry in the Earth Day Parade. We want our community members to show off the incredible banner designs and intricately decorated headdresses.

At our workshops, participants build Earth Floats to release during the River Ceremony at the start of Earth Day. Build Earth Floats using natural materials, such as milk weed pods, birch bark, oak branches, and cattails. The Earth Float engineers attach good wishes for the Earth and for the rivers and release their floats during the River Ceremony. Since the Floats are made from natural materials, the floats will return to Nature where they came from.

All Earth Day Workshop activities will be lead by our Earth Day instructors, who have organized Earth Day for years. We are so happy to bring such wonderful instructors into classrooms with our nature-loving community.

Instructor: Morningstar Medaye and others

Mosaic Monday- Garden Rocks

Have you always wanted to learn the art of mosaics and would like to start small before tackling a big project? Join us one Monday each month for and informal mosaic workshop where we will be collaborating with Guest artist Crystal D’Abbraccio owner of Tiny Tile Mosaics to lead workshops to teach us how to make our own mosaic masterpiece with either Moroccan or recycled glass tiles..

All supplies will be provided. Each takes approx. 45-60 min to complete.

Our studio will be open 6-8pm. Sign up in advance to save your seat, space is limited.

Kids afterschool Tuesday crafts – @ Craft.ed Studio

Join us for a drop off event on Tuesdays after school from 2-4 pm. Different craft projects each week. Snacks & water included or feel free to bring your own (nut free snacks). Sign up individual dates on our website www.thecraftedstudio.com. Class is limited to 12 participants. Ages 5 & up. $25.00 per child. Meets weekly. Last class is March 31st.

Free Family Art Day

Creativity has no age limit!

Free Family Art Days at The Umbrella Arts Center are a great opportunity for families to be creative together and to enjoy art in a fun and affordable way. In this program, families will engage in art-making activities designed and taught by talented art instructors. Projects use a variety of art materials, professional artist tools, and mediums, and may incorporate seasonal themes throughout the year. By design, projects take between 30-45 minutes.

The free family day schedule runs throughout the year on select Saturday afternoons and occasional Monday holidays. It is a great way to come see the light and spacious new Umbrella classrooms, and to learn about all of the classes, afterschool, vacation week, summer camp and independent art programs on offer.

Families of any age and size are welcomed to attend on Saturday, March 14, between 2PM and 5PM. However, please keep the following guidelines in mind.

– An adult must accompany children under 5 years old at all times.
– If the room reaches capacity at the time of your arrival, you may have to wait until space opens up.
– Families that arrive less than 30 mins before closing time may not have time to finish a project. Typically, if this is the case, art materials can be taken home to finish.
– Classes end promptly at the scheduled time.

For more information, see https://theumbrellaarts.org/class/free-family-days

Photo by Nick Warchol

Mosaic Monday – Wine Glasses

Have you always wanted to learn the art of mosaics and would like to start small before tackling a big project? Join us one Monday each month for and informal mosaic workshop where we will be collaborating with Guest artist Crystal D’Abbraccio owner of Tiny Tile Mosaics to lead workshops to teach us how to make our own mosaic masterpiece with either Moroccan or recycled glass tiles..

All supplies will be provided. Each glass takes approx. 45-60 min to complete.

Our studio will be open 6-8pm. Sign up in advance to save your seat, space is limited.