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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. 

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 2019

Art workshop
Friday, January 18
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

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

FEBRUARY 2019

Art workshop
Friday, Feb. 8
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

Paint a Pet fundraiser
Sunday, Feb. 10
Save A Dog
Sudbury, MA

Private Party
Westminster, MA

Paint a Pet fundraiser
Tuesday, Feb. 26
CaRMaH (Cat Rescue of Marlborough & Hudson)
PetSmart
Hudson, MA

MARCH 2019

Art workshop
Date TBD
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

Paint a Pet fundraiser
Friday, March 15
CaRMaH (Cat Rescue of Marlborough & Hudson)
PetSmart
Hudson, MA

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

APRIL 2019

Art workshop
April 5
Royal Spring Valley Nursing & Rehab
81 Chatham St., Worcester

Library painting class for kids
Thursday, April 11 - 4 to 6pm
Gladys Kelly Library
2 Lake St.
Webster, MA

Paint Your Pet class
Thursday, April 25 - 6 to 8pm
to benefit Worc. Animal Rescue League
Especially for Pets (new name: Loyal Companion)
Shrewsbury, MA

MAY 2019

Selling my art at Paws for the Arts fundraising event
Saturday, May 18 - 10am to 1pm
The Rail Trail at Vila Do Porto
Boulevard, Hudson MA

Paint Your Pet class
Thursday, May 23 - 6 to 8 pm
Worcester Animal Rescue League
139 Holden Street
Worcester, MA
 

Cartoon Your Pet fundraiser for Kalli Care
Sunday, May 26 - 2pm
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co.
55 Millbrook Street
Worcester, MA

JUNE 2019

Beacon Hill Art Walk
Sunday, June 2 - 12pm to 6pm
Courtyards and alleyways of Beacon Hill
Boston, MA

Paint Your Pet class
Thursday, June 27 - 6 to 8pm
Paw Plaza Pet Resort
1 River Rd.
Sturbridge, MA

JULY 2019

Paintings on display for the month of July
Booklovers' Gourmet
55 E Main St., Webster, MA

Library painting class for kids age 13-17
Thursday, July 11 - 4 to 6pm
Albert J. Sargent Memorial Library
427 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough, MA

Cartoon Your Pet class to benefit Worc. Animal Rescue League
Thursday, July 25 - 6 to 8pm
Loyal Companion
193 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA
AUGUST 2019

Library painting class for kids  
Tuesday, August 6 - 4 to 5:30pm
Albert J. Sargent Memorial Library
427 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough, MA

Paint Your Pet class
Thursday, August 8 - 6 to 8pm
Paw Plaza Pet Resort
1 River Rd.
Sturbridge, MA

Private art workshops offered at Camp Unleashed
Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1
Becket, MA

SEPTEMBER 2019

stART on the Street art festival
Sunday, September 15 - 11 to 6pm

Pet painting workshop or class - details TBD
Serendipity in Hudson
63 Main St.
Hudson, MA

OCTOBER 2019

 TBD

NOVEMBER 2019

Paxton Fall Bazaar
Saturday, November 2 - 10am to 1pm
John Bauer Senior Activity Center
17 West St.
Paxton, MA
 

Paint Your Pet ornament workshop
Thursday, November 7 - 6 to 8pm
Elsie Kaye Glassworks
3 Union St. Suite #2
Westborough, MA

Paint Your Pet class
Thursday, November 14 - 6 to 8pm
St. Mary Health Care
39 Queen St.
Worcester, MA

Paint Your Pet ornament workshop
Saturday, November 16 - 1 to 3pm
Petersham Art Center
8 North Street
Petersham, MA

DECEMBER 2019
Paintings on display for the month of December
The Bean Counter Coffee Bar and Bakery
113 Highland St.
Worcester, MA