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Teen and Youth Courses - WINTER 2018 @ 57 ORNAC

All Teen and Youth courses (except ceramics) are being held at The Umbrella Annex @ 57 Old Road Nine Acre Corner (ORNAC)



Explorations in Drawing & Painting (Ages 9-14)
Students will begin by exploring different ways of seeing and drawing, from what they see to drawing from imagination, from realistic to abstract. They will then transition these skills into painting. Projects include a simple still-life, landscapes, as well as abstract art and “designs”. Students will learn basic drawing and painting skills and get to experiment with different materials and techniques.
Instructor: Joanne Stowell
6 Weeks; Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm

High School Drawing and Painting Intensive
(Ages 14-17)
For serious high school art students interested in art training. Portfolio completion can be tailored to your particular college applications, or you opt to hone your art training in the direction of your strengths. Drawing, painting, color theory, etc. Class content can be personalized to your levels and directions.
Instructor: Lois Andersen
5 Weeks; Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
Dates: February 13 – March 20


Link to Ceramics courses held at 40 Stow Street classroom:


Film Festival - NEW (Ages 10-14)
Through film, students can bring creative ideas to fruition in a fun, collaborative and exciting environment. Each student writes, directs, and edits their own short film with the goal of entry into local film festivals! In addition to working on their own films, students also work together on each other’s films as camera operator, gaffer, and grip. Students shoot on digital video cameras and learn how to compose, direct, and edit using digital editing software.
Instructor: Dermot Smyth
8 Weeks; Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm

Documentary Filmmaking - NEW (Ages 12-15)
Students will be given the chance to plan and produce short documentary films and engage their creativity through the art of storytelling. While learning the basics of film production, they will also explore the value of seeking out stories and observations from their own experiences and discover the power of their own voice.
Instructor: Dermot Smyth
8 Weeks; Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm


Toddler Arts (Family, Ages 1-3)
Your emerging little artist will love experimenting with clay, paint, collage, drawing, and other sensory rich materials.  Enjoy the spontaneous creations children will create as they engage in this developmentally enriching process.  Class will end with a brief circle time, parachute play, and songs.
Instructor: Alicia Herman
8 Weeks; Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00am.


Woodworking Craft - NEW
In this hands-on workshop, students will have the opportunity to explore their creative ideas through building with wood. We'll start with small projects, such as building boxes, help them to learn basic woodworking, tool use and safety. After that they can explore their own ideas and make anything from toys to sculptures to simple cars with wheels. This allows them to explore their own creativity in unique and satisfying ways while learning valuable real-world skills.
Instructor: Ashley Schwebel
8 Weeks; Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30
(Ages, 5-7) OR 5:30 – 6:30pm (Ages, 8-10)

Artful Engineers

Children use the arts to build and learn skills related to numbers, shapes, patterns, and mathematical thinking.  Children will also be introduced to principals of physics – while they are engaged in fun activities such as making their own catapult.  Art projects are designed to be fun, visually dazzling, and Stress Free.  This class draws on the new widely recognized and respected educational movement of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math!
Instructor: Alicia Herman
8 Weeks; Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
(Ages, 5-7) OR 5:30-6:30pm. (Ages 8-10)

Curious Carpenters
(Family, Ages 3-4)
Young children light up when given the opportunity to build with simple tools such as small hammers, nails, and hand crank drills.  They experiment with a variety of materials and build alongside a parent or caregiver who helps guide them on how to use tools safely.  The small class size and individualized attention allows young children the space to build and expand their creative possibilities.
Instructor: Alicia Herman
8 Weeks; Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15pm


Intermediate Kids Sew! - NEW (Ages, 8-12)
This class is for students who have mastered beginning sewing, including threading a sewing machine, sewing the designated seam allowance, reading a pattern and following it’s instructions with minimal assistance. This class will cover more advanced sewing techniques such as zipper installation, measuring, cutting and fitting patterns.  We will be focusing on sewing clothing and other more involved items. A sewing machine in good working order is requested for this class.
Instructor: Kate Wellen
8 Weeks; Mondays, 4:30– 6:00pm

Beginner Kids Sew! (Ages, 8-12)
This class is designed to teach children to sew using a sewing machine.  They will make projects and learn to use a sewing machine and simple patterns to make fun projects. Sewing machines brought from home or contact Umbrella office for options.
Instructor: Kate Wellen
8 Weeks; Wednesdays, 4:30– 6:00pm


Build a Fairy House Workshop - NEW (Family, Ages 5+)
In this workshop for parents and children, a dwelling will be made out of boxes, and an assortment of other materials. The instructor will lead parents and children through the process of creating fairy houses and castles.  Children will take their dwellings home at the end of the afternoon with fairies and knights.
nstructor: Kathy Muse Mayer
Sunday, March 18th 1:00 – 3:00pm

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