Adult & Teen Classes
At this time, all individuals are required to wear a mask inside LowellArts regardless of vaccination status.
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 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.
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.
Drawing the Portrait
Saturday, November 13,
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. Students may use graphite pencils and drawing paper if preferred – however, charcoal is more flexible, easer to blend and adjust on paper, and more efficient when covering the paper surface.
18+ | Instructor: Scott Kenyon
Class Fee: $53 ($47 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.
Painting Poppies with Wool
Saturday, November 13,
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.
Fun with Watercolor
Saturday, November 27,
Have fun paint splashing and creating two watercolor paintings! Starting with a greeting card, get a feel for watercolor and make a craft you can give to a friend or loved one. Then try your hand working on professional watercolor paper to create a beautiful, colorful painting.
Ages 14 to Adult | Instructor: Lori McElrath-Eslick
Class Fee: $51 ($46 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.