"I like getting to do what I want and being creative. Mrs. B compliments me but gives me constructive criticism."
–Callie, 11-year-old student
"...Engelie Blomerus created this welcoming studio space for young artists, a place full of creative ideas, ample supplies, and gentle encouragement."
–Nancye Tuttle, The Lowell Sun
I searched for a long time to find an art class for my 9-year-old daughter. The minute we saw The Lighthouse Art School we both knew it was the right place. There is such a wide variety of art projects to do. My daughter looks forward to every Friday. Mrs. Blomerus is one of the sweetest people we have ever met. She is a great teacher.
–Tara Patterson, Parent
"Art Journaling helps me get my ideas down and I particularly love the artistic freedom. I can express whatever I am feeling. I am around a great group of people, have plenty of resources, and the atmosphere is chill."
–Gabriella Umutesi, Student
"Abstract or free drawing is my favorite so this was right up my alley. It just feels so comforting and it's so free and a perfect way to spend summer. Anytime I have free days I'II take out my journal and write or paint in it. It's a great way to spend time with friends, do art, and have a great time. I truly loved the class so much and enjoyed myself. I would recommend this class to anyone who loves music, friends, art and enjoys the freedom of Art Journaling."
–Clair Cassely, Art Journaling Summer Camp Student
"I enjoyed the Art Journaling Class so much. I learned many new techniques. I also enjoyed the fellowship with other people taking the class with me. When I paint, it felt as if I could transform my feelings onto the page. It was a great class!"
–Marcia Figueiredo, Student
"My daughters have been a part of the Lighthouse Art School in Lowell since they were five years old and are now going to high school. Sara and Elizabeth adore going to art every Friday. They look forward to being free to express themselves fully through art without judgment. Last summer, they participated in the Art Journaling Camp for teenagers. They have used the skills throughout this year in their school projects. Right now, they are working on a project to English and chose journaling as the method for a book report. They learned the technique in the summer and now enjoy hours of reflection through journaling. In this often very materialistic and superficial world, I am so pleased to see my teenagers looking deep within and expressing their feelings and emotions through the art of journaling. The art teachers who have guided them through the years have been incredible people and artists in their own right and have been able to bring out the best in my daughters."
–Maria Santos, Mother of Twin Daughters
"My son began classes at the Lighthouse Art School in 2008. Now, at the age of 16 he would still like to attend but his sports schedule has limited his time. Mrs. Blomerus and the art school have played an integral role in our son's development, not only in his artistic ability but in his character as well. Mrs. Blomerus creates a welcoming, nurturing environment that encourages students to try a variety of mediums as well as honing in on their individual area of talent. We are truly grateful and blessed to have her play a part in our son's life."