“It’s more just about creating a safe space where it is an option,” Keyes said.
Boston-area classes will be held at Kreative Kollective Studios, a private communal workspace for artists in Everett. Keyes will teach the first class Saturday, and then use local artists when weekly Saturday sessions start April 7. The two-hour classes accommodate up to 50 people and run $39 to $49, with all art supplies included.
Pass & Paint’s private events will operate outside control of the state Cannabis Control Commission, which is charged with regulating Massachusetts’ legal marijuana industry and is developing licensing regulations for sales set to begin in July and businesses that could include public social consumption operations.
“We only have jurisdiction over those establishments we license,” a commission spokeswoman said. “This would not be in our jurisdiction.”