Thank you for your interest in taking art lessons for yourself or for your youth! Perhaps you are interested in attending an art show or other event! My art lessons are kind and inclusive with an emphasis on personal advancement. I have been instructing art for over 26 years and am a board member of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists. You can be assured that the instruction you receive is rooted in the tradition of the masters while upholding a Mother’s instincts for the natural progression of learning! You may be glad to know that I am also a current and active Girl Scout Leader and have been for over 10 years now. The girls in my oldest troop (64146) ALL earned their Girl Scout Gold Awards and my Cadette Troop (64171) is currently working on their Silver Awards. Nothing could be more rewarding than sharing the joy of art and creative discovery with others! Sign up today!
“Evan has been busy sketching since he left you. I can’t believe how much he has improved! Thank you for sharing your gift.” Traci Elliott July 2018
“Hi ShawnaLee, I just had to share that Maddie did a wonderful charcoal of a friends dog and gave it as a wedding gift! Thank you for inspiring her…. Thanks, Amy” Blais July 2018
Please scroll down to see all of the events & Art Lessons available! I update this frequently, so please stop by often! If there is something that you would like to see, or if you have more questions, please send me an email! I look forward to hearing from you!
WEDNESDAY Youth AFTER-SCHOOL ART SERIES: Suitable for youth ages 8 – 18
Taught Wednesdays after-school starting September 26th 2018. Sign up for Fall, Winter, Spring. Each session is 10 weeks. Two classes offered: 3:15-4:15pm OR 4:30-5:30pm
10 weeks $150 materials included. Private Art Studio to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall, Winter & Spring into art through the joy of drawing & painting while utilizing a variety of quality artists materials. Warm-ups will consist of each season’s ever changing natural bounty of beauty followed by projects inspired by your artist! Students will be guided through the artistic process according to each individual’s needs & abilities. Classes will begin with a warm-up “quick-sketch” of a still life, and then transition into varied projects including a few seasonal “surprises”. Older and more advanced students will gain experience learning how to see and think like an artist through time-tested exercises coupled with projects that offer the opportunity to put their skills to use. Lessons will develop the artists eye and hand while exposing students to varied art materials and practices. Enrollment is limited. Students will be encouraged to enter local shows.
WINTER Session: “Feel the Cool” STARTS January 2nd
January 2,9,16,23,30; February 6,13,20,27; March 3rd 2019 – currently ending on 3/20th
SPRING Session: “Spring Into Art” STARTS April 3rd@
April 3,10,(no class 17th),24; May1,8,15,22,29; June 5,12 2019
April 17th 2019 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM FREE – please Pre-register: email@example.com
Held at CoWorker Hub
It’s no surprise that I love animals, and if you are reading this, you do too! Please come meet me and find out what Pet Portraiture is all about! I will be providing a demonstration of how I draw pets, share albums of works I have done and have original works to view. This is a great chance to see for yourself what the difference between Charcoal and Graphite is, or to see just how amazing an oil painting looks! There will be light refreshments and special offers* only available at this event. Please drop me an email to pre-register: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Special Offers: are only valid for Pet Portrait commissions secured during this event with a $25 deposit. Photo references of your pet may be emailed to me at email@example.com by the end of the day or by arrangement within one week.
Drawing Secrets for beginners with ShawnaLee
Watercolors with ShawnaLee
Gifted and Talented Youth Art Camp
PET Portrait Drawing with ShawnaLee
Drawing and Painting Horses, of Course!
a youth art class for ages 8 & up!
Watercolors with ShawnaLee
PET Portrait Drawing with ShawnaLee
Saturday Morning Teen Art Camp
June 15th, 22, & 29th 2019
Private Art Studio
Does your teen LOVE art? Do they draw and paint on their own? In this limited space class, your teen will experience and learn artists skills in drawing, painting and sculpture in a private art studio setting.
Catherine’s Annual Butterfly Party
Saturday June 8th 2019
Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown CT and will benefit the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary.
The event is FREE for your family in honor of Catherine’s Birthday! There will be animals to adopt, games, crafts, face-painting, hand selected vendors, such as:
Portraits by ShawnaLee, who will be offering:
~CHILD Portraits while you watch/wait
~Pet Portrait demonstrations,
~free pages to color,
~art lesson tips,
~and free photography towards your pets portrait during the event!
ShawnaLee Kwashnak is a portrait artist specializing in pet and child portraiture, a board member of the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, member of WAA, SCAN and Richter Association and is a DAWS Partner and supporter of Whiskers Pet Rescue. Her sensitive nature goes hand in hand with her heartwarming portraits of children and pets.
Catherine’s Butterfly Party is a free community event, raising awareness of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. It is a fun family festival with a dog, cat and bunny adoption event.
For more information, or to become a sponsor, please visit:
Invite ShawnaLee to your Troop to teach art lessons on the foundations of drawing skills including a dynamic drawing demonstration. The Lesson can be catered to any lesson badge / group interest (e.g., animals, horses, outdoors, etc.). Scout Discount: $10 per Scout (min. $50/hr.) Cost includes materials. Your Art Lesson may end with a makeshift “lantern campfire” and pep talk if you wish. Classes are about 1 1/2 hours in length.
Hidden Acres Night of Caring ~ Mark your calendar for next year’s September event!
Fall for Animals Ball
September 29th 2018Danbury Animal Welfare Society ~ held at The Amber Room ColonnadeHonoring Diana S. Urban, CT State Representative (www.housedems.ct.gov/Urban), and a state and national leader in protecting and advocating for animals in needAnd celebrating a year of making a difference in the lives of animals in need
Cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction, music and portrait demonstration by ShawnaLee Kwashnak.Please join us at the ball!
Purchase tickets at $150 per person or $1,350 per table of 10, or consider a Sponsorship that includes ticketsSupport the Ball as a Sponsor or Advertiser: Click to view sponsorship and advertising options.
Donate a Live or Silent Auction item: Click here for our printable auction donation formSupport DAWS with your donation: Donate online at daws.org/general-donationsFormerly known as the Making a Difference Ball, this event is our largest fundraiser of the year. While the date and name have changed, the glitz, glamour, and giving remain the same.Every year, Portraits by ShawnaLee has supported DAWS through her artwork. Attend the DAWS Balll and bid on your winning custom pet portrait!The Amber Room Colonnade
1 Stacey Road
Danbury, CT 06811 United States + Google Map
http://www.daws.orgShawnaLee Pet Portrait
Preserve your pet’s adorable face in a stunning piece of artwork by acclaimed artist ShawnaLee Kwashnak. A beautiful and customized portrait by ShawnaLee is sure to capture the unique bond between you and your pet, and be a focal point in your home.Last year’s demonstration was of a dog named: “Dozer” It was donated to the honoree of the evening, Lynne Person!
Blessing of the Animals Saturday October 6th 2018St Georges Episcopal Church ~ Tucker hill rd., Middlebury, CTGet your pet Blessed by Pastor Andy and visit Portraits by ShawnaLee during the St. George’s Episcopal Church’s Annual Celebration and Blessing of Animals.This year’s event will be Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10-1 (best to double check hours – it has gone anywhere from 1-2pm in the past).Photography towards your pet’s portrait by ShawnaLee will be complimentary during the event.Have your pet hand sketched by Middlebury Artist, ShawnaLee, and a donation for every sketch rendered will be donated to the Danbury Animal Welfare Society & St. Georges.The event will feature Blessings for all animals, pet trainers and groomers, as well as local rescue organizations, pet artists, including Portraits by ShawnaLee, collectibles and homemade food for sale. New this year will be pets for adoption from a few organizations.For information about getting your pet sketched, call or email ShawnaLee (203) 598-0065 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shawnalee.com or visit FaceBook: “Portraits by ShawnaLee”For more information about the Blessing of the Animals, call St. George’s (203)-758-9864http://www.stgeorgesct.com/contact-us.htmlh.
October Whiskers Pet Rescue Annual FundraiserShawnaLee has been demonstrating pet portraiture during Whiskers Pet Rescues annual dinner typically held in October for several years now. This year, ShawnaLee is sadly unable to make the event. Her work may be on display anyway. Watch for special offers!
There will be a buffet, power station DJ, raffle, and silent auction and more surprises for guests!Tickets are available through Whiskers: www.whiskersPetRescue.org or 203 586-1666 .Last years event was a sell out and ShawnaLee demonstrated an oil painting of Sophie. She will have a table and Sophie’s finished painting will be on display and available for purchase. 10% of any sales from the night will be donated to Whiskers Pet Rescue.
Interested in an art class? email me today! Thanks! email@example.com