Pop up Art School is a mobile art workshop business. Art teachers Janell Scannell & Lisa Walker have been taking the show-on-the-road to public libraries all over Massachusetts for six years. Pop up Art School’s workshops for kids, teens & adults provide hands-on art fun!
Provide an outlet for your patrons who are eager for extracurricular art experiences. We offer a diverse range of high quality art programming for libraries that include art history and STEAM. Our specialty is creating lessons that correlate with the CLSP Summer Reading Programs.
Hire us to travel to your library or download one of our art lesson packets that are designed for librarians like you (psst…you don’t need to be an artist!)
Grab our freebie, Balancing Circus Performers, a STEAM-based craft for your patrons!
TEACHERS AND CO-FOUNDERS
Janell Scannell is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York. Janell is a licensed visual arts teacher. She previously worked at an art teacher at Weymouth Public Primary Schools and Whitman Public Schools. Additionally she has worked as a professional illustrator and graphic designer for 20 years. View her illustrations at: janellgenovese.com
Lisa Walker is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Art in Boston. She is the K-8 art teacher for Sacred Heart School in Weymouth, MA. She also owns an online vintage store called Pink Elephants Retro.
Both Janell and Lisa taught The Big Mess, a multi sensory preschool art class, at Tufts Library in Weymouth, for four years. Previously, they directed and produced the show Creative Kids, as seen on WETC, in Weymouth.
ADULT CLASSES FAQ
Registration is not complete until payment has been received. You will receive a confirmation email after your payment has been made. If you are experiencing difficulty registering for a class online email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Class ticket purchases are non-refundable. This is because we purchase materials and plan for classes based on the number of students registered. However, if you’d like to offer your seat in that class to a friend or family member, we’d be happy to let them take your seat. We ask that you please email us to let us you will not be attending and to give us the person’s contact information.
In the case of inclement weather, classes are cancelled when the Public Schools, in whichever town the workshop is held in, are closed.
In the event that one of our teachers is traveling from a location experiencing severe weather, and the area where the workshop is being held is having milder weather we reserve the right to cancel the workshop. The safety of our customers and of our instructors is our priority when making weather cancellations. To guide us we will look at similar businesses to see if they are closing (gyms, shops, etc.) When in doubt email us at email@example.com
In the event we cancel a class we will make every effort to reschedule on the same day of the week, and the same scheduled time, as soon as we can. If you cannot make the rescheduled date, we will make an exception, and refund you the price of your seat.