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Musketaquid Arts & Environment - Ninjas in Nature and Wild Walks - Fall 2019

Registration Deadline 11/03/2019
Payment Deadline 11/03/2019

Ninjas in Nature
Come learn the ancient nature-based arts of the ninja. This 4 week course will cover the Level 1 Ninjas in Nature (NiN) skills. This class will teach a combination of awareness, movement, survival skills, stealth and camouflage, fire skills, and an introduction in ninjutsu, or the art of the ninja. This class will be a combination of movement skills through games and agility training combined with focused hands-on skill time. Upon completion, students will receive a rank certificate, rank shirt, and patch from Pathways Dojo ( 
Instructor: Ken Clarkson
Early Release Tuesdays, 2-4pm, 
Session 1: Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Session 2:  Nov 12, 19, 26,  Dec 3, 10, 17
Location: Concord Land Conservation Trust Newbury Field, Chamberlin Woods
Cost: Session 1 $240, Session 2 $180

Ninja Training Group
This weekly indoor "dojo style" self defense/martial arts class will follow a specific belt/rank curriculum under the licensing of Pathways Dojo. Students will also make ancient charcoal drawing pencils from willow and grapevine, learn kanji/calligraphy and plant/animal/landscape drawings that pertain to the study of ninjutsu. For more details on the intention behind this art element and how it pertains to the study of ninjutusu, see this video by Soke/Grandmaster of Ninjutsu Masaaki Hatsumi. Students would be expected to purchase the training videos that coincide with the rank progression so they can train at home and accelerate their belt progression.
Instructor: Ken Clarkson
Location: The Umbrella Dance Studio
Early Release Tuesdays, 4:45 - 5:45pm
Session 1:  Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Session 2:  Nov 12, 19, 26,  Dec 3, 10, 17

Ages: 7-14
Cost: Session 1 $120 | Van transport from NiN to The Umbrella $5
Session 2: $90  Van transport: $5/class  $30/ session

Wild Walk with Tim Swanson: Acorn Processing CANCELLED
After processing, acorns (the nuts of an oak tree) can be used to make delicious dishes that are also extremely nutritious. Come learn how to gather, preserve, process, and cook with this awesome wild food! My personal favorite wild edible plant. 
Instructor: Tim Swanson
Sunday, September 1, 3pm - 5:30pm
Location: TBA
Cost: $5/person, $10/family

Wild Walk with Tim Swanson: Nature Awareness
Our senses have become dulled down by the stimuli we encounter in the modern world. This class will reconnect you with the woods and help you see, hear, smell, touch, and enjoy nature on a more intimate level. Get ready for fun games!
Instructor: Tim Swanson
October 6th any time 3pm - 5:30pm
Location: TBA
Cost: $5/person, $10/family

Nature Skills Festival with Ken Clarkson
Spend the afternoon learning to start a fire by friction, whittle sticks, make crafts and tools with natural materials.  Learn how to see the forest through an animal’s eyes and move with stealth; listen to and identify birds; and learn about wild edibles.
Instructors: Ken Clarkson, Rob Riman, Andrew Joslin
November 3, 1-4pm 
Location: Concord Land Conservation Trust Chamberlin Woods
Cost: $10/person, $20/family

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