Adult & Teen Classes
Visual Art, Theatre, Writing, and More
All classes require students to preregister. Walk-in registrations cannot be accommodated. Payment for the class must be received to reserve a spot. Each class has a predetermined minimum and maximum enrollment. LowellArts reserves the right to cancel a class if the minimum enrollment has not been met. In the event of cancellation, students will receive a full refund.
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.
S. 'Bux' Nicole Dhyne
Bux earned their Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Kendall College of Art and Design in 2021 after a 10-year freelance career in the Midwest indie comic book industry. Their undergraduate degree is also from Kendall in Illustration. Bux’s personal work is driven by color and individuality, often using multiple mediums. They include fabric, glitter, sequins, and decoupage in many of their works, in hopes to elevate these crafts to higher art forms. They love to play, connect, and educate all ages. They are based in Grand Rapids, MI.
Bruce Doll has been taking pictures since he was 4-years-old - in fact, buried somewhere in the boxes in the basement are some of the negatives from his little spy camera. Bruce has never stopped taking photographs and continually finds new subjects. He worked at the New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphix Lab for 17 years, developing software to paint cells and produce animated films. Back in the mid 80's, he started processing his photography with the hardware at the lab. He won many awards across Long Island where he grew up. Moving to Michigan changed the way he saw life, noting that Michigan is a beautiful state. He has photographed nearly 1000 weddings, countless senior portraits, and loves to photograph the sights and people around his hometown Lowell.
Brad Havens comes from a family of educators and began acting in class productions beginning around 10 or 12 years old, progressing to collegiate and community theaters, later joining repertory groups in Grand Rapids and Chicago while booking commercials and small parts in different markets from Grand Rapids to Orlando to Chicago. After graduating with Honors (Dean's List) from Columbia College Chicago, Brad moved to the Los Angeles area where he earned his union card and performed in a variety of projects from music videos to television and features. Brad has trained actors for drama, comedy, scene study, and stage combat. As a director, he has produced features and short subjects as well as live shows and musical performances.
Jennifer Helner is the owner of Scripted Expressions Studio located in Lowell, Michigan. She achieved her BFA in painting from Wayne State University in 1991. At Scripted Expressions she creates, educates and custom frames fine art and calligraphy. Jennifer is a Michigan realist watercolor painter of flowers, landscapes and creative lettering. At her studio she provides art classes and workshops along with art instruction at the Northville Art House and Lowell Arts. After graduating from Wayne State Jennifer learned the craft of custom framing under a master framer. She continued her art education through classes at the BBAC and the College of Creative Studies along with attending numerous workshops of nationally and internationally recognized artists. Jennifer is a juror for the arts at the Kent County Fair and the Artist Chair for the Fallasburg Art Festival in Lowell, Michigan.
Alyson Rodriguez completed a Masters in Fine Arts at KCAD in 2019. She has worked in the arts as an instructor for 10 years. She creates in multiple mediums and loves to explore new ways to create. Her roots lie in the realm of painting but she has studied and explored a variety of mediums.