Paintings, Products, Classes and News from Johanne Cassia
April 2012
In this Dab of Paint...
Jump into Spring
Artist Friends

king bedroom fireplace

ink painting 
"Beading Class"

We invite you to a special bead design class with Mary Masse, experienced jewelry designer on Saturday, May 5, from 10:30 -12:30 pm. You will have the opportunity to design and complete a full length 8 mm necklace and earrings set in this creative and informative class. You will have choice of bead color packet that contains semi-precious natural stone beads, findings and clasp. Mary will provide instruction and tools and will assist in the design and execution of each set.

Mary, owner of Mary's Magic, has been designing, teaching, managing and demonstrating the art of jewelry for many years. She has done live demonstrations at major jewelry shows and refurbished complex museum pieces. We have an exclusive line of Mary's amazing necklaces, earrings and bracelets in our shop.  The jewelry sets featured in our header picture are available in our shop now.

The instruction fee is $50. and the bead kit is $35. Mary will bring any additional supplies and tools needed. She will also offer unusual collector beads for purchase. This class is limited in size and will be held in my "studio in the barn." Please contact me asap: Johanne at 978-356-8838 or email at to register for this class. Instructor will discuss color choice of your creation as soon as you register.  Visa/MC accepted for class and kit.
"Jump into Spring"

We certainly got a quick jump into spring this year. The temperatures were high for a week or so and all the plants responded. We did too. We took this wealth of warmth to refresh and paint the "King Bedroom" in our B&B. The room has an "English country style " comforter, crisp linens, pillows, fireplace and easy chairs by the fireplace. All rooms have flat screen TV and wifi. If you are looking for accommodations for your family or friends, feel free to call to visit our historic B&B home. Check our website for all the "things to do" in historic Ipswich and surrounding area.
king bedroom
"Artist Friends"

We had the best time meeting new Facebook as well as new local artists at our "free painting class" on Saturday. Everyone painted from a different point of view and using different mediums. The results were amazing. I think you will agree.

kay and carolann
mary painting
the three painters