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Adult & Teen Classes

New classes for Summer 2021

Class Info

COVID Safety Modifications to Classes include:

  • Spaced seating to meet social distancing guidelines.

 

  • No more than 10 persons will be allowed in the classroom at any one time.

 

  • Surfaces disinfected before each class.

  • All students and instructors are required to wear a mask at all times.

  • Read more about specific mask requirements for class attendees HERE.

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.

Plaque Faces

Sat, June 19, 10am – 4pm & Sat, June 26, 10am – 2pm

Use your creativity to sculpt and paint a plaque-displayed face using air-dry clay. Whether you choose to make a witch’s wart covered head or your pet’s loving face, the instructor can take you through the steps to sculpt a plaque you’ll be proud to display. This class will use air-dry clay, a paper mache armature, and a wooden plaque base to create each student’s vision as you learn “finishing” techniques, sanding, painting, and sealing your pieces. This class is suitable for all levels of artistic talent.

Ages 15 to Adult | Instructor: Cyn Tennant

Class Fee: $110 ($100 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials with $18 value.

Painting en Plein Air

Mon, June 21, 9am – 12pm & Mon, June 28, 9am –12pm

Enjoy painting “en plein air” - meaning painting outdoors! Learn the basic principles of plein air painting such as developing strong color and shapes, and how to create different effects using color temperature, composition, and design.

Materials and supplies needed for this class HERE.

Ages 18 + | Instructor: Scott Kenyon

Class Fee: $120 ($108 for LowellArts Members). Fee does not include materials.

Needle Felted Bumblebees

Thursday, August 5, 10:00am–12:00pm

Creating these little needle-felted bumblebees is a wonderful introduction for those interested in the art form of needle felting, as well as a fun project for those with previous experience. Work on a small scale creating a handful of bumblebees that can be the same size, or vary in sizes; it is up to you to decide! Learn about wool breeds, needle types and safety precautions, sculpting bases with core wool, and ‘painting’ a design with colorful dyed wool.

Ages 10 to Adult | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $38 ($35 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Drawing the Portrait

Wed, Aug 11, 6pm–9pm & Wed, Aug 18, 6pm-9pm

Learn how to draw the human portrait using charcoal and a photo of your choice. In this class you will learn how to study the structure and form of the head, neck, and shoulders to develop a portrait, as well as discuss the details of drawing facial features and how to emphasize values, shape, and edges.

Materials and supplies needed for this class HERE.

Ages 18 + | Instructor: Scott Kenyon

Class Fee: $120 ($108 for LowellArts Members). Fee does not include materials.

Needle Felted Frog

Thursday, August 12, 10:00am–12:00pm

Create a small frog sculpture using wool and barbed felting needles. If you’re never tried needle felting, this is a wonderful class to begin with. Learn about wool types, needle safety precautions and proper use, creating a form using core wool, and adding exterior details with dyed wool. Examples and demonstration of techniques will be provided. Though completed sizes vary, the average height and diameter is 3 inches.

Ages 8 to Adult | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $38 ($35 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Painting Poppies with Wool

Saturday, August 14, 1:00pm–5:00pm

Though paint is not involved in this wet felting project, dyed Merino wool will be used to create poppies with a similar watercolor-like effect. This class goes over the entire wet felting process through instruction and demonstration: wool types, layout and design, felting, and fulling. Whether you are new to wet felting or experienced, this is a fun, beautiful project to complete! Examples will be provided. Though finished dimensions will vary, approximate sizing is 12”x14”.

Ages 14 to Adult | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $75 ($68 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Instructor BioS

 

Cyn Tennant

Cyn Tennant is a self-taught artist who discovered her passion for air-dry clay sculpting in 2016. Working in a variety of sculptural mediums, she has created many unique sculptures and assemblages that reflect her wacky and humorous style. She has successfully sold her work at Synchronicity Gallery, Frames Unlimited, and in various on-line sales events. Cyn and her husband Lance live in Ada. She happily creates in her newly finished art studio every day.

 

Scott Kenyon

Scott has been painting and drawing for many years. In 2010, Scott began to study at the Cape School of Art, the Fine Art Academy, the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, and the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio. Scott has exhibited his work locally and nationally. He currently teaches drawing and painting at the Forrest Hills Fine Arts Center.

Needle Felted Squirrel

Saturday, August 21, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Create your very own red squirrel sculpture and felted acorn using barbed felting needles and wool. Learn about wool types, needle safety precautions and proper use, how to create a form using core wool, and adding exterior details with dyed wool. The average finished size is approximately 4” tall. Examples and demonstration of techniques will be provided. No previous needle felting experience is necessary.

Ages 10 to Adult | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $40 ($36 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Needle Felted Mushroom

Saturday, September 11, 10:00am–12:00pm

Whether used as a lovely sculpted display or as a pincushion, create needle felted mushrooms with wool. A great class for beginners and for those familiar with needle felting – learn about the wool types used, needle safety precautions and proper use, how to create a form using core wool, and adding exterior details with dyed wool. Examples and demonstration of techniques will be provided.

Ages 8 to Adult | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $38 ($35 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Needle Felted Robin

Saturday, September 11, 1:00pm–4:30pm

Create a lovely American robin sculpture, as well as a nest with eggs using wool and felting needles. Learn about wool breeds used, needle types and safety precautions, sculpting bases with core wool, and ‘painting’ the design with colorful dyed wool. Examples will be provided. Students will also have an introduction into the basics of wet felting to create the robin’s eggs.

Ages 10 to Adult | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $47 ($43 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Instructor Bio

 

Samantha Coon

Samantha Coon 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.