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Musketaquid Arts & Environment - Adult, Youth, and Family Programs - Spring 2017

Registration Deadline 06/23/2017
Payment Deadline 06/23/2017

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.

Basketry: Hexagonal Weave Basket
Hexagonal weave is a very old basket structure that is found throughout the world.  In the US, it is most recognized in Shaker cheese baskets.  Weaving with both horizontal and diagonal spokes, open hexagons are created.  We will practice weaving the base and then moving the hexagons upward to create the sides of the basket.  Class will include a review of how to make cordage with daylily leaves to be used in the rimming of the basket.
Instructor: Debra Rolfe
3 Weeks; Thursdays, 6pm-8pm, April 6, 13, 27
Cost: $90 | Materials $5

Basketry: Adventures in Coiling 
Coiling is a technique usually done with bundles of grass or pine needles.  The class will spend the first week practicing the technique and then move on to a small project for the second and third week. 
Instructor: Debra Rolfe
3 Weeks; Thursdays, 6pm-8pmMay 4, 11, 18
Cost: $90 | Materials $10

Wednesday Evening Open Studio 
Through the confluence of Art and Environment we connect more fully with the natural world and each other. These informal Wednesday evening gatherings are an opportunity to explore this fascinating subject. Bring your curiosity, your own projects,  and a desire to spend time with others who care about this subject.
Instructor: Jeannie Abbott
10 weeks; Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:00, Starts May 3   
Cost: free


Nature Sculpture Outdoor Adventures
Early Release Tuesdays
(Grades 3-8)
Explore Punkatasset Conservation Area to create ephemeral art and creative spaces.  Each week we will build, weave, and/create, sculpt, and more, creating a gallery of outdoor art. 
Instructor: Musketaquid Artists/Naturalists
8 Weeks;  Early Release Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3pm, April 4, 11, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Cost: $180

Native American Arts & Crafts
Early Release Tuesdays (Grades 3-8)
Working with natural materials, learn traditional Native American arts and crafts: weaving, basket making, beading, and Quipu talking knots.  Listen to stories while working, tell stories with your creations.
Instructor: Musketaquid Artists/Naturalists
8 Weeks;  Early Release Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3pm, April 4, 11, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
Cost: $180

Thursday Afternoon Art and Nature Play
Ages: 2-4 years w/adult; 5 - 10 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. Spring activities include: map making, garden planting, nest building, puppets on a stick, earth floats, and more!
Instructor: Nancy Lippe
10 Weeks; Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 

Cost: $5/class, or $50/semester

Musketakids Teen Public Art Program
Teens grades 7-12
What community and environmental issues do you care about?  The group picks 2-3 topics to focus on during the year and designs public art campaigns around those themes. Students learn about the role and impact of public art, and have an opportunity to work with local artists. Instructor: Nancy Lippe
Tuesdays, 3 - 4:30pm, starts April 11
Cost: Free


Fairy Houses at Fairyland Pond (All Ages)
Our 4th Annual Fairy House outing to the Town Forest!  Stop by the Fairyland Pond path in Hapgood Wright Town Forest for an hour or two.  Observe Umbrella artists at work on their own creations, and make your own magical space for visiting fairies and other natural spirits. Using sticks, bark, leaves and other found natural objects, build a house, a garden, and/or furniture to make a welcoming home. 
Instructor: Musketaquid/Umbrella Artist/Naturalists
Sunday, May 21, 1-4pm, Hapgood Wright Town Forest
Cost: $5/person, $10/family 

Earth Day Parade and River Ceremony Workshops (All ages)
Get ready for the April 22 Earth Day Celebration! Make puppets, costumes, musical instruments, banners, Earth Floats and more.
Sunday, April 9,  2:00-5:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2:00-5:00 pm;
Thursday, April 20, 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: $5 per person/$10 per family

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