Adult & Teen Classes

Previously scheduled classes are being rescheduled, and new classes are being planned. Stay tuned for the new line up!

Instructor Bios

Samantha Coon

Samantha is a self-taught artist working in both wet and needle felting. She was introduced to both types of felting in 2009 while living in Mid-coast Maine. She has taught classes to both children and adults that including projects using resists both sculptural and wearable, surface design techniques, working with pre-felts, and introductory needle felting. She has taught classes in a variety of settings such as summer camps, nature centers, fiber festivals, homeschool groups, private lessons and gatherings, and at LowellArts.

Jennifer Helner


Jennifer is an art instructor and custom framer who lives in Lowell. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Wayne State University. Jennifer teaches calligraphy, watercolor, drawing, modern and creative lettering, and pastels at LowellArts and the Northville Art House. She also offers private lessons. Jennifer was the Featured Artist at the Northville Art House, and has been in numerous art competitions in Northville, Lowell, and Livonia. She has been custom-framing for 24 years and currently has a framing studio business at her home. Some of Jennifer’s framing clients include: Madonna University, Northville Public Schools, Kenwal Steel in Dearborn, Mood Events, and The China Closet in Birmingham.

General Info


All classes / workshops require students to preregister. Walk-in registrations cannot be accommodated. Payment for the class / workshop must be received to reserve a spot in the class / workshop. Each class has a predetermined minimum and maximum enrollment. LowellArts reserves the right to cancel a class/workshop if the minimum enrollment has not been met. In the event of cancellation, students will receive a full refund.

 

Felted Succulents

New date coming soon!

 

Working with prefelts opens up a host of creative possibilities, and that's what this class is all about. You'll work with fine merino handmade prefelts, needles, and thread to create succulents of varying sizes, shapes, and colors. You'll focus on honing the skills of fulling (shrinking and strengthening), healing cut edges, and molding felt into your desired shape.

Beginner. Ages 14+

Instructor: Samantha Coon

Class Fee: $35 ($33 LowellArts Members)

Ice Dyed Scarf Workshop

New date coming soon!

 

Not dyeing ice! Dyeing WITH ice! Use ice as part of the dyeing process to make beautiful, colorful silk scarves. Ice-dyed scarves are incredibly fun to make and make wonderful gifts.

Beginner. Ages 14+

Instructor: Julia Voake

Class Fee: $40 ($38 for members) Materials included valued at $10

Felted Vessel Experiment

New date coming soon!

​In this class, you'll use the resist techique to create a three-dimensional vessel using fine merino roving and batting. You'll receive demonstrations and instruction on fiber layout, resist material options, rolling, fulling, and shaping. You'll also learn about surface design techniques to add to your vessels.

 

Beginner. Ages 14+

 

Instructor: Samantha Coon

 

Class Fee: $46 ($43 LowellArts Members) Materials included valued at $10 

Felted Spring Flowers

New date coming soon!

 

In this class, you'll explore the art of wet felting by creating a colorful spring flower. These flowers make lovely pins and can be added to hats, handbags, or other accessories as a beautiful embellishment.  You will be instructed on fiber types and differences, layout, creating prefelts and felt balls, fulling, cutting and healing edges, sewing on beads, and shaping your finished piece.

Beginner. Ages 14+

Instructor: Samantha Coon

Class Fee: $38 ($35 LowellArts Members) 

Cheesecloth Scarf Workshop

New date coming soon!

In this workshop, you'll color a long cheesecloth scarf by brushing on liquid fabric dyes in your own unique pattern. After dyeing, you'll wrap and fold your scarf in plastic to cure for 24 hours before rinsing and drying. Your end result will be a soft, gauzy scarf that is wonderful for warmer weather and comfortable for the cooler months. This simple yet, fun technique creates vibrant colors that show beautifully! 

Ages 12+

 

Instructor: Julia Voake

 

Class Fee: $35 ($33 for members) Materials included valued at $6

LowellArts
223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331

616-897-8545

info@lowellartsmi.org

Gallery Hours:

TUES thru FRI  10am-6pm

SAT 12pm-5pm

Hours resume on June 16

Accessibility

LowellArts is accessible to all visitors – whatever their ability. Ramped entrance directly accessible from the handicapped parking area. Automatic door accessibility. Wheelchair accessible restrooms and pathways. Certified Service Animals welcome. Feel free to call in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs.

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LowellArts is supported in part by:

LowellArts is supported by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.