https://theumbrellaarts.org/Summer Online event
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742
Art, Classes, Kid Friendly, Performing Arts, Virtual & Streaming
The Umbrella Arts Center has opened registration for its “summer camps,” completely reimagined as virtual experiences.
With “arts adventures for every type of creative kid,” The Umbrella’s virtual summer camp programs offer visual, digital, performing arts, and arts & nature experiences all delivered via a combination of distance learning and video conferencing platforms, using project-based class outlines developed by experienced teachers.
Weekly Summer Arts @ Home, Performing Arts @ Home, and Ninjas in Nature @ Home are built around “treasure boxes” – collections of mostly asynchronous art activities kits designed to keep kids creatively busy at home, but at your own pace.
According to Jason Springer, Director of Arts Education, the camps are designed to be “modular, flexible, competitively priced, and more mix-and-match” than The Umbrella’s traditional in-person half- and full-day camps.
In Summer Arts @ Home, a “treasure box” of 10 basic activities (half for ages 5-9 and half 10-14) can be enhanced with add-ons like Ceramics with curbside dropoff/pickup access to clay, glaze and firing services at 40 Stow Street, Concord; recorded Cartooning lessons; and teacher Zoom consultations.
For older kids (10-14), bi-weekly Performing Arts sessions are highly collaborative, emphasizing Monologue, Improv, Dance and Music through frequent interaction with teacher Katie Speed.
Adventuresome kids 7-12 also balance “screen time” with outdoors activity in Ninjas in Nature, a national program combining nature skills, creativity, and arts of the ancient ninja. Daily check-ins with sensei book-end independent “backyard skills-building and awareness missions”.
Students have opportunities to contribute work to an end-of-summer showcase.
Find more information at TheUmbrellaArts.org/Summer or 978-371-0820 x204.