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Youth & Teen Classes

Needle felting classes for beginners!

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.

Instructor Bio

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.

Needle Felted Owls

Saturday, January 23

10:30am – 1:00pm

These adorable, fun owls are great introductory projects for those interested in needle felting. With just this one project, there are so many possibilities! Ear tufts, no ear tufts, large or small eyes, feather patterns, and different face designs in varying colors. Wool breeds, needle types and safety precautions, sculpting bases with core wool, and 'painting' the design with colorful MC-1 wool will be gone over in this class. Examples will be provided.

Ages 10+ | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $35 ($33 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Needle Felted Chicken

Saturday, March 6

10:00am - 12:00pm

Create a fun felted chicken while discovering the art of needle felting. This is a wonderful introduction to needle felting, as well as a great project for those with previous experience. Create a chicken that is either fairly simple, or more complicated with fine details. Learn about: wool breeds, needle types and safety precautions, sculpting bases with core wool, and ‘painting’ the design with colorful dyed wool, and how to add wire legs. Examples will be provided.

Ages 10+ | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $37 ($35 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Needle Felted Easter Egg

Saturday, April 3

10:30am - 12:30pm

OR

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Create your own one-of-a-kind needle felted Easter egg using various colors and patterns. This is a wonderful introduction to needle felting, as well as a great project for those with previous experience. The focus of this class is creating a firm core as well as ‘painting’ on colorful details to the exterior using dyed wool. Learn about: wool breeds, needle types and safety precautions, sculpting the core, and ‘painting’ the exterior with wool. Examples will be provided in class to show color combinations and patterns that range from simple to more complicated.

Ages 8+ | Instructor: Sam Coon

Class Fee: $37 ($35 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

LowellArts
223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331

616-897-8545

info@lowellartsmi.org

Artist Market Hours:

January 2 to 23

TUES thru FRI  10am-6pm

SAT 12pm-5pm

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.