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Adult & Teen Classes

Summer / Fall 2021

Class Info

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.

Instructor Bios

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.

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 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.

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.

Olivia Timmons

Olivia Timmons currently resides in Grand Rapids where she is an artist and educator in the printmaking program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA and her Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute of Design and Art in Tempe, Arizona. Her work has been exhibited in national and international exhibitions such as the Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition at the University of Hawaii in Hilo, Hawaii; 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois; American Dream at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, Arizona; and the 31st Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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.

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.

First Impressions: Beginning Screen-printing

Saturday, August 28,

10:00am–3:00pm

This beginning level course focuses on the exciting process of screen-printing. Learn how to create designs using a variety of screen-printing techniques that include hand-drawn and hand-cut stencil creation and color printing. Explore how to print on a variety of materials such as paper, fabric, and t-shirts. Please bring a t-shirt to print on if you are interested in this method of printing - all other materials are provided. There will be a lunch break during this class. No previous experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Ages 10 to Adult | Instructor: Olivia Timmons

Class Fee: $67 ($60 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Drawing the Portrait

Wed, Sept 1, 6pm–9pm & Wed, Sept 8, 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 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.

Witch in a Wooden Shoe

Saturday, Sept 25 & Oct 2 10:00am–4:00pm

Explore your own inner witch or warlock as you sculpt an old hag in a wooden shoe! Have some spooky, good fun as you create your own totally unique Halloween conversation piece you will be proud to display! This class is focused on the fun and freedom of each participant’s personal creativity. Using air-dry clay, together with an authentic Dutch wooden shoe, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Learn “finishing” techniques like sanding, painting, and sealing your pieces. There will be a lunch break during each class. No previous experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Ages 15 to Adult | Instructor: Cyn Tennant

Class Fee: $120 ($108 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials ($20 value).

Beginning Printmaking: Linoleum-Cut

Saturday, October 9,

1:00–4:00pm

This introductory course will focus on the fun and expressive printmaking process of linoleum-cut. Learn various image creation strategies, mark-making, cutting, and printing techniques (printing by hand and with a small press). Explore printing on a variety of materials such as paper, fabric, and t-shirts. Please bring a t-shirt to print on if you are interested in this method of printing - all other materials are provided. No previous experience necessary; all levels are welcome.

Ages 13 to Adult | Instructor: Olivia Timmons

Class Fee: $47 ($42 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.