marguerite genest


Butterfly Tote Bag

Tuesday, June 18, 1 PM

Local artist Marguerite Genest will teach children how to paint a butterfly on a tote bag. This program is for ages eight and up. Pre-registration is required. All supplies provided.


The Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport. For further information, please call 967-2778 or visit our website at


Groovy Book Tote

Local artist Marguerite Genest will lead the class as we paint groovy designs on a cotton tote bag on Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 AM. What design will you choose? For school aged students to young adults.

To register (required)  please call 967-2778.  All supplies will be provided for this program.


Join us for a special art class with Marguerite Genest, Ed.D. on Tuesday, March 7 at 5:00 pm. Marguerite will teach us how to create our own Mandalas. The word “mandala,” in ancient Sanskrit, means both circle and center. Creating these incredible pieces of art has been a great way to “turn off” daily stress and decrease anxiety for centuries. They are also a way for us to understand how we see ourselves, our world, and our life’s purpose.


Marguerite Genest, Ed.D. is an educational consultant and artist currently living in Kennebunk. Originally from Western MA, she holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a doctorate in Educational Psychology. As an instructor of Social Emotional Learning and executive functioning skills, she focuses on the development of self-awareness that ultimately determines one’s view of self and the external world.  She uses art, including the meditative process of mandala drawing, to reduce anxiety and enhance self-confidence. She exhibits her art in galleries and shows in New England, and paints commissioned portraits of children and pets. To learn more, see her website at

Class size is limited so please call the Library to register at 207-967-2778. All supplies will be provided and light refreshments will be served.