Paint Class at a Cafe…

Paint Class at a Cafe…

CreativityTake a look to see what it’s like to paint outside the studio.Walnut Street Cafe offers a variety of food and drinks along with an eccentric outdoor seating space with a fire pit and perfect view of the sky! Michelle Lewis conducts the class, introducing you to techniques in acrylic painting, along with tips to get started, guiding you through, but allowing plenty of room to be unique. These classes are for the one’s who think they can’t be creative. After participating you find that the ability was always there, it just needed some uprooting. Please join us for a fun night out of the studio!

Shelscapes comes to Walnut Street

July 2nd 7:00-9:00

Tickets are $30

Pay at the door or Order online to guarantee a seat!

25 spots available

Paint For Peace at The Walnut Street Cafe!

Paint For Peace at The Walnut Street Cafe!

Come Paint For Peace of mind, body, and spirit!

 Learn the techniques used to make this painting, recreate it or make it your own!

Shelscapes arts studio has been invited to The Walnut Street Cafe to share with others the beauty of creative process!

Never thought you could paint? Well come out and try! NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY to participate!

Guided instruction will be given on how to utilize materials and colors to create something that is your own!

Shelscapes supplies everything!

You can Purchase tickets at

Cost is $30 when using promo code “paintforpeace”

Cost includes lesson on acrylic painting techniques, color mixing, use of all supplies, 16X20 inch painted canvas, and an optional 5×7 canvas panel to participate in Paint For Peace!

About Walnut Street Cafe:

“The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe is a cozy hot spot that boasts live music, a fire place, and comfortable seating that makes you feel right at home while enjoying fresh made tasty treats. Located in West Lynn, we serve a variety of domestic and imported beers and wines and dozens of flavors of iced and hot coffee, club sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels. Music and spoken word performances are hosted four nights a week. The Daily Item voted us the #1 Coffee Shop for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.”

*The paint class will begin promptly at 7, please try to arrive 15-20 minutes early to find a seat!*

Paint for Peace is part of a bigger project looking to bring the community together through the arts. Please take a moment to read the article posted by North Shore Art Throb!

Paint and Sip Industry

Paint and Sip Industry

Team Building
Team Building

If anyone out there has caught wind of this upcoming trend of painting in a bar/restaurant well, I’m certain you soon will. The paint and sip parties have invaded restaurants around Boston and beyond. I have had the pleasure of attending a few of these events through PaintNite, Matisse and Merlot, and North Shore Paint Party, of which my friend started who gave me the opportunity to teach a few classes! Chronicle even did a piece on The Artist’s Bar which brought much deserved attention to this popular trend hitting the north shore. It’s truly a fun experience, an experience worth participating in! Shelscapes has recently been invited to teach a paint class at The Walnut Street Cafe, with a similar idea in mind, exploring the artistic process through the art of painting. The company PaintNite held an artist competition at Ned Devines in Boston, where portions of the proceeds were donated to Brain Tumor Research, the event even caught the attention of Harvard Business Graduate students who have created an online platform serving as a means for student artists to sell their work at a price they set! Many of the paint and sip companies have donated to One Fund Boston as well. Not only are they working to benefit those in need, but they bring people together in a new and interesting way. As an artist it’s rewarding to watch others create something they never thought they could do. I like the idea because it makes an element of art approachable and less intimidating. Yes, anyone can paint. My three year old paints daily, on my windows, my fridge, even his wall. Is it good? Well, art is subjective. So what will separate the artist from the customer, the child’s work from the Pollocks or the Rothkos? What makes art art? You will have to be the judge. As for the artist who stands before the crowd, with paintbrush in hand, sharing their work with the world, thank you.