Glenn Szegedy teaching a class at The Brush
This program currently includes classes for Recreational Adult Resource Association (RARA), but has also included Toward Independant Living and Learning (TILL), and YouthBuild Lowell, a program of Community Teamwork, Inc (CTI) in the past. It provides art classes for challenged adults. Working with a facility's volunteers and staff, experienced teachers like Lolita Demers, one of the Brush’s resident artists and a long-time art teacher in the Lowell Public Schools, will design and deliver workshops specially geared for challenged adults.
Four by Four for Education
We believe that art is more than decoration or ornamentation; it should make a difference to our citizens and our community. It is for this reason we have started an Art Scholarship Program.
Each year, The Brush Art Gallery & Studios offers a scholarship in the amount of $1000.00. The scholarship will go to a deserving University of Massachusetts Lowell student majoring in the visual arts.
In 2015 The Brush is exhibiting an educational experience "Book Illustration: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys," sponsored by the Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation.
Also in 2015, "New England Society of Botanical Artists: Rivers, Textile, and Dye Plants," an ecologically-themed exhibition with educational components which utilize art to focus attention on the environment, health, and conservation.