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Thank you to all of my wonderful students and to the Somerville community!

I have moved to Seattle to start a new adventure and am no longer running classes.

Wishing you all well in your creative pursuits!



I have searched for this class my whole life. It was transformative: the subject matter, contribution of class mates, and a teacher who is both a gifted painter and teacher. Lauren adjusts seamlessly to each person’s skill level and enables them to flourish.
I had a fabulous experience with Lauren’s introductory oil painting class. Patient, perceptive, and playful, Lauren could not have been a better teacher. She took the time to explain the nuances of her craft and to consider the strengths and weaknesses (mostly strengths) of our work as students. I found her studio to be comfortable and inviting and I look forward to trying out my new skills with confidence and grace!
Lauren helped me to discover talent I didn’t know I had. She really encouraged us to realize our own visions, rather than having us mimic her aesthetic. The class was so comfortable and fun, and Lauren clearly cared that we all felt proud of our work. Lauren is an impressive artist herself, and was generous in sharing her expertise. This class was the best part of my spring!


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Lauren Kent is a painter and art educator. She studied visual art at Brown University and has her MAT in art education from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She has taught art in multiple schools and community centers in the Boston area and has art in private collections across the country. She strives to create a positive environment of creative exploration and loves seeing how her students interact with their artistic media and sources of inspiration.