Youth & Teen Classes

Visual Art, Theatre, And More



For more information about classes, email or call 616-897-8545. Current classes are listed below, on-line registration is available.

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.

Brent Alles

Brent Alles has experience acting, directing, and writng plays including two plays for kids – Danny Trooper in the Land of ModMyth and Danny Trooper in the Hall of Valhalla. He was the winner of the LowellArts Playwright Short Play Festival in 2018. Brent is a member of the sketch comedy trio Public Domain with Rob Freund and Jeff Stacer. Brent has a Master of Arts in Humanities from Central Michigan University, an MBA from Capella University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Syracuse University. Besides working as a Client Administrator for CompHealth Medical Staffing, he also is an adjunct faculty member for GRCC in both the Language & Thought and Business departments.

Rob Freund

Rob has been with the Lowell Arts Players since 2005. During that time, he has acted in numerous shows and has had the chance to direct a few. Outside of the Lowell Arts Players, he is active with the Grand Rapids based vaudeville group known as Frivolous Follies. Rob is also founding member, writer, and performer for the comedy group Public Domain. The theater has been a passion of Rob’s that first developed in elementary school. He looks forward to teaching some acting techniques and the workings of a play to another generation of actors.

S. 'Bux' Nicole Dhyne

Bux earned their Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Kendall College of Art and Design in 2021 after a 10-year freelance career in the Midwest indie comic book industry. Their undergraduate degree is also from Kendall in Illustration. Bux’s personal work is driven by color and individuality, often using multiple mediums. They include fabric, glitter, sequins, and decoupage in many of their works, in hopes to elevate these crafts to higher art forms. They love to play, connect, and educate all ages. They are based in Grand Rapids, MI.