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In the Community

I'm often "out & about," whether leading paint party classes or library programs for children--and of course art fairs and festivals. My work with the community also includes grant-funded programs and public art. L: Aislinn Lewis, Rutland, Mass.  Children's Librarian, holds one of my laser-cut painted shapes; R: How they look on the wall.

aislinn holding one of the shapes for FB
2 dogs and pink chair cat aislinn shapes shelves FB

Painting Classes for Kids and Adults

No experience is needed! These are social times where adults, or children, gather and try their hand at painting together.

Some parties can include BYOB wine; at others we serve coffee tea and treats. For the novice or experienced painter alike, we have a good time!

A portion of the proceeds from some of my classes goes to support a local organization that's doing good work, whether for human beings or for our furry friends.

Email jen@jennilesart.com for more information about tailoring a class to your needs. All are held in Massachusetts, mostly Worcester/MetroWest, but sometimes farther away. 

2018 / 2019 Event and Class Calendar

Sometimes I'm out & about doing a painting demonstration, running a "paint party" style class or doing library programs for local children--and of course art fairs and festivals.

JANUARY

"Paint Your Pet: Multi-Pet Edition" class 
Thursday, Jan. 11
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Worcester Animal Rescue League
139 Holden St., Worcester

Art workshop
Friday, January 26
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester


FEBRUARY

Mixed Class: Paint Your Pet & Multi Pet
Thursday, February 8
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Worcester Animal Rescue League
139 Holden St., Worcester

Art workshop
Friday, February 16
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester


MARCH

Art exhibit
Paintings on display for March and April 2018
Sweets & Java Community Coffeehouse
1207 Main St., Holden, MA

Class: Paint Your Pet 
Thursday, March 8
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Worcester Animal Rescue League
139 Holden St., Worcester

Art workshop
Friday, March 16
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

Class: Paint Your Pet 
Thursday, March 22
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Worcester Animal Rescue League
139 Holden St., Worcester


APRIL

Art exhibit
Paintings on display for March and April 2018
Sweets & Java Community Coffeehouse
1207 Main St., Holden, MA

Private "Paint Your Pet" party
Friday, April 6
Serendipity
62B Main St., Hudson, MA

Painting on display in 'Warmth and Wonder' show"
April 13, 14, 15
Town Hall, 1 South Main Street, Petersham, MA
Opening Reception Friday, April 13, 7 to 9pm
My popular 24x36 painting "Dogs on the Beach" will be on display

School vacation painting classes for kids.
Wednesday, April 18
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Chelmsford Public Library
25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA

School vacation painting class for kids
Saturday, April 21
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Wellesley Public Library
530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

Art workshop
Friday, April 27
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

Selling art at Wachusett Meadow Sheep & Wool Fest
Saturday, April 28
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Wachusett Meadow
113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, MA


JUNE

Beacon Hill Art Walk
Sunday, June 3
12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Beacon Hill Art Walk


JULY

Art exhibit
Paintings on display for July 2018
The Bean Counter
113 Highland St., Worcester, MA

Library painting class for kids
Monday, July 16
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Leominster Public Library
30 West Street, Leominster, MA

Painting session for kids 5-10 at summer camp
Thursday, July 19
Paxton Recreation Department
Paxton, MA

Art workshop
Friday, July 27
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

Library painting class for kids age 8-15
Tuesday, July 31
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sargent Memorial Library
427 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough, MA


AUGUST

Paintings on display for the month of August
Oxford, MA Public Library

A selection of my art including my brand new 16x20 animal head paintings.

Library painting class for kids
Thursday, August 2
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Leominster Public Library
30 West Street, Leominster, MA

Art workshop
Friday, August 17
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

SEPTEMBER

Memorial Day Weekend: Private event
Pet painting workshops at Camp Unleashed in Becket, MA (the Berkshires)

Art workshop
Friday, Sept. 14
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

OCTOBER

Art workshop
Friday, October 26
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

NOVEMBER

Paxton Fall Fair
Saturday, November 3
Paxton Senior Center (White Building)
19 West St., Paxton

 

"Paint A Pet" ornament workshop
Saturday, November 10
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Petersham Art Center
8 North Street, Petersham, MA

Paint your pets on whimsical wooden ornament shapes. It’s a great gift idea! Paint up to three ornaments.
Leave the back plain or paint something different on it. The ornaments are custom-cut 1/8” craft wood, round plain circle (OR with a fun detail at the top, while supplies last).
Cost: Member $10 / Non-mem. $30 Materials Fee: $7.50

 

DECEMBER

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 1
Framed in Tatnuck
1099 Pleasant Street., Worcester

JANUARY 2019

Library painting class for kids
Saturday, January 19
Leominster Public Library
30 West Street, Leominster, MA

MARCH 2019

Library painting class for kids
Saturday, March 30
Leominster Public Library
30 West Street, Leominster, MA