Art in the Park with Lolita Demers: Clay Animal Sculptures

Lowell National Historical Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 42.644543, -71.313158

Visitor Center (246 Market St. Lowell, MA 01852) Meet at Courtyard to the left of the Visitor Center entrance.

Dates & Times


Sunday, August 13, 2023


11:00 AM


2 hours

Type of Event

Cultural/Craft Demonstration
Partner Program


Learn from artist Lolita Demers how to use hand building techniques to create an animal of your choice with self-hard clay. Then, using permanent paint, decorate your creation to reflect your personality.

Suggested Audience

 Ages 10 to adult

Supplies/Equipment Required

None; all will be provided by Lowell National Historical Park

Aprons or clothes that can become ruined are recommended

About the Artist

Lolita Demers has made functional, decorative, and sculptural pottery for 47 years. She has also created glass art using fusing, mosaics, lampworking, glass painting, glass inclusion in resin, etc.

Lolita taught art for 40 years, 21 years of which was in the Lowell Public System. 

Education Background: Art Education from Plymouth State College now Plymouth University, Plymouth, NH. Masters in Elementary Education from Cambridge College. Various other art classes were taken at various colleges to obtain 45 credits beyond her masters.

Certifications: Art education pre-k-12, Elementary Education K-8.

About Art in the Park

Join LNHP and diverse local artists for our Art in the Park series of plein air (outdoors) art workshops. Under the guidance and teaching of local artists, we will use Lowell as a backdrop for inspiration and expression. Join in to grow your creative skill in different mediums, from drawing and watercolor to portrait work and acrylic painting. Lowell is a City of Artists - Each artist will bring their own expertise to share with you and help facilitate your own process of creating.

Please note the age guidance for each workshop -some workshops are more well-suited to younger artists and family groups than others. The program is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call 978-970-5000 to reserve a spot.

Most programs will be outdoors, with either rain locations or rain dates. Some programs may require participants to bring their own supplies, although LNHP strives to provide supplies when possible. 

About The Brush Art Gallery & Studios

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios (https://www.thebrush.org/) is located in the Lowell National Historical Park across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. This dynamic and captivating place was originally founded by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Brush presents museum quality exhibitions, educational programs, and has collaborated with many other nonprofit groups. Artists occupy studio spaces to interact with and educate the public on a weekly basis. Currently, eleven studio artists produce paintings, illustration, photography, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, quilts, and handwoven items. Associate artists display work in the common area. The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. The Brush is supported by the Lowell National Historical Park. 

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Please call 978-970-5000 to reserve a spot.