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Musketaquid Arts & Environment - Adult, Youth, and Family Programs - Fall 2019

Registration Deadline 12/01/2019
Payment Deadline 12/01/2019

Through an integrated program of classes, community celebrations, and public art, Musketaquid promotes a discovery of the arts, a connection to place and nature, and environmental activism. See below for Adult, Family, Teen and Youth programs.


Field Basket 

A hand shaped round basket, 12” in diameter, 8” high with hand carved handles that is woven in two colors to create star pattern on the inside. This service basket is as pretty as it is functional and fun to weave.
Instructor: Debra Rolfe
Thursdays 6:00-8:00, October 17, 24, 31, November 7 Materials $20
Location: The Umbrella, Room 109
Cost: $120, Materials $20

Tree Bark Clay Bowls 
Saturday, October 19, 3-5pm
Join us on a short walk to look at various trees and their bark; colors, textures, thickness, peeling - can we identify trees from their bark? What does bark do? We will make tree bark impressions in pieces of clay, then return to the Umbrella to form ceramic bowls from our bark-textured clay. There will be colored underglazes available for immediate use if desired. The instructors will fire the pieces and they will be yours to take home in a week or two!
Instructor: Liz Newell 
Cost: $15    Materials Fee $5


Weaving Stories with Nature
Working and playing with natural materials, learn basic weaving, basket making, and mosaics. Listen to stories while working, tell stories with your creations.
Ages: 8 - 12
Instructor: Nancy Lippe
8 Weeks;  Early Release Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3pm,  Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12 & 19
Location: The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street
Cost: $180
Materials Fee $15

Teen Public Art Drop-In Program

(Teens grades 7-12) Public art is about place. You'll experience the role and impact of public art, and take field trips to the deCordova, Lot F Gallery, and Artists for Humanity in Boston.  You will explore graffiti and design individual and collaborative outdoor art projects.
Instructor: Nancy Lippe and invited guest artists.
Mondays, 3:30 - 5pm, starts September 23
Cost: $5/session

Thursday Afternoon Art and Nature Play
Age Range: 2-4 years w/adult; 5 + can be dropped off 
Drop in the studio Thursday afternoons to create and play with seasonal art activities. All ages welcome. Weekly activity calendar will be posted on website and facebook. Fall activities include: mandalas, leaf people, natural dyes, stories from sculpture, mini pumpkins, rock painting, Thanksgiving centerpiece. 
Instructor: Nancy Lippe
10 Weeks; Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00, Starts September 20
Cost: $5/class, or $50/semester

Online registration for this program is currently closed/unavailable. Please contact The Umbrella Arts Center for further information.