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Painting Lessons Amongst Maritime History

By Michael Mroz, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Executive Director of the Custom House Maritime Museum, Michael oversees operations, marketing and communications for the museum.
Custom House Maritime Museum
Painting Lessons Amongst Maritime History

The Custom House Maritime Museum is very pleased to present Artist Johanne Cassia, who will be giving painting lessons four times a year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, here at the Custom House Maritime Museum.

Johannes style is the quintessential New England folk style. This is your chance to be given instruction by a revered painter in the very first Spring painting class, that will take place in the “Hall of Ships” within the historic Custom House Maritime Museum. Beginner and experienced artists welcome. You will be guided every step of the way, and depart with a 16” X 20’’ painting. Light refreshments will be served as well.

JOHANNE CASSIA IS AN ACCOMPLISHED, AMERICAN FOLK ARTIST.  She is one of a very limited group of artists that is painting the traditions that we want to pass forward as HEIRLOOMS OF OUR HERITAGE. Johanne is passionate about keeping the “American Dream” alive. Johanne is one of the only artists that currently re-creates actual 17th & 18th Century landscapes, seascapes and countryscapes in full scale format. As a commissioned artist, Johanne often paints EARLY HISTORICAL LOCATIONS into her work. She captures the many aspects of the development of our country that connects us all. Her work DEPICTS OUR EVOLVING HISTORY AND THE FAMILY TRADITIONS WE WANT TO SHARE. She allows people to fantasize about how things used to be. Viewers often say they want to “walk into her paintings.” JOHANNE CASSIA, M.ED., IS A LIFELONG EDUCATOR AND FACILITATES EARLY AMERICAN PAINTING LESSONS FOR ALL LEVELS OF ARTISTS. Her studio is on the second level of the barn where she creates her large scale paintings on wood. Her work is photographed in a commercial photography studio and the transferred to canvas.

AWARDS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION –

Market Square, Valley Forge, PA, “Best Made in America Exhibitor”

Ribbon, Gallery of Master Craftsmen: PA, Juried show with national entrants.

Ribbon, 375th Ipswich Anniversary Art Show, MA, Painting Prized.

26 March – 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Price $75.00, which includes all material including canvas and easel

Advance Reservations Required, call 978-462-8681  -or-  email jroberts@chmm.org

 

 

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