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Youth & 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.

Teen Class: Create a Monkey!

Thursday, May 13

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Create a monkey using Chinese painting techniques. Learn how to use deliberate brushstrokes and simplicity to create an expressive monkey character. Experiment with different kinds of Chinese brushes and rice paper.

Ages 11 to 18 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth Class: Create Penguins!

Saturday, May 15

10:30am – 12:00pm

Create a penguin in action using tempera paint. Learn how to show action in painting with penguins sliding on ice and snow. Learn to mix values and how to create a three-dimensional penguin body.

Ages 7 to 10 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Teen Class: Create Penguins!

Saturday, May 15

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Create penguins using watercolor. Learn watercolor painting techniques to create different values and how to blend colors.

Ages 11 to 18 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth/Teen Theater Class: On with the show!

Auditions: Saturday, July 10, 10:00-11:00am

Rehearsals: July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, and 21, 6:00-7:30pm

Performance: Thursday, July 22 at 7:00pm

Ever want to know what it’s like to perform on stage? Or maybe you’ve performed before and want to gain some more experience? Brent Alles and Rob Freund will take you through the experience of putting on a show, from auditioning to blocking to performing!

The theme of this show is “Kid Superheroes”. The parts in this one act production will be given out during an “audition” and then the actors will rehearse, leading up to a final performance for friends and family!

Brent and Rob have experience in writing, acting, and directing in many theatrical productions, and they're excited to lead you through a theatrical experience of your very own!

Sign-up deadline: June 25.

Ages 7 to 18 | Instructors: Brent Alles and Rob Freund from the LowellArts Players

Class Fee: $90 ($88 for LowellArts Members).

Teen Class: Create a Leopard!

Thursday, May 20

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Create a drawing of a leopard using black markers. Learn to draw correct proportions. Discover details and the anatomy of the leopard to create realism.

Ages 11 to 18 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth Class: Create a Giraffe!

Saturday, May 22

10:30am – 12:00pm

Create a giraffe drawing with crayon resist. Learn to use oil pastels first and then do a watercolor wash over the oil pastels, revealing the interesting pattern on the giraffe.

Ages 7 to 10. | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Teen Class: Create a Giraffe!

Saturday, May 22

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Create a realistic drawing of a giraffe with pencil. Discover the unique pattern on the body of the giraffe and how to create form. Practice shading and creating values with pencil.

Ages 11 to 18 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth Class: Create a Horse!

Thursday, June 24

10:30am – 12:00pm

Create a drawing of a horse using pencil. Learn to draw the correct proportions of a horse and how to use pencil to create values.

Ages 7 to 10 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Teen Class: Create a Horse!

Thursday, June 24

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Create a horse portrait using charcoal drawing techniques. Learn how to create values and blend charcoal to create realism.

Ages 11 to 18 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth Class: Create a Monkey!

Saturday, June 26

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Create a monkey using basic Chinese brushstrokes. Learn how to handle Chinese brushes using minimal strokes.

Ages 7 to 10 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth Class: Create a Rabbit!

Thursday, July 1

10:30am – 12:00pm

Create a realistic drawing of a rabbit using colored pencils. Fur and texture will be created like the artist Albrecht Durer.

Ages 7 to 10 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Teen Class: Create a Rabbit!

Thursday, July 1

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Create a realistic drawing of a rabbit using scratchboard tools. Fur and texture will be created like the artist Albrecht Durer.

Ages 11 to 18 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth Class: Create a Rooster!

Thursday, July 8

10:30am – 12:00pm

Create a colorful rooster with paint. Learn how to use water-based paint to create a very colorful rooster with fantastic feathers.

Ages 7 to 10 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Teen Class: Create Roosters!

Thursday, July 8

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Create a rooster using Chinese brushstroke techniques with watercolor. Learn how to use only a few brushstrokes to create form. Experiment with different kinds of Chinese brushes and rice paper.

Ages 11 to 18 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Youth Class: Create a Leopard!

 

Saturday, July 10

10:30am – 12:00pm

Create a drawing of a snow leopard using charcoal. Learn about shading and proportion and how to use charcoal pencils.

Ages 7 to 10 | Instructor: Sharon Brandner

Class Fee: $17 ($15 for LowellArts Members). Fee includes materials.

Instructor Bio

 

Sharon Brandner

Sharon has an art education degree from Northern Illinois University, and also took graduate classes at Northern Michigan University in painting. She has a masters degree in education from Cornerstone University. She has taught many art classes including: classes at Homewood Flossmoor High School, private art lessons, adult education, and gifted art classes.

 

Sharon received a ZA endorsement to teach early childhood from Northern Michigan University. Since moving to Lowell, she has taught art for 15 years at New Branches School in Grand Rapids. She currently teaches K-8 art classes at Innocademy in Zeeland. In addition to teaching summer art classes at LowellArts, she also teaches art classes in Menominee, MI, for a collaborative program she started with 4H and Menominee County Mental Health.

 

She has had her work in ArtPrize for the past 5 years, and has been in several exhibitions at LowellArts.

LowellArts
223 W Main Street

Lowell, MI 49331

616-897-8545

info@lowellartsmi.org

Gallery Hours:

February 13 to April 10

TUES thru FRI  10am-6pm

SAT 12-5pm

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.