Paintings, Products, Classes and News from Johanne Cassia
Quarterly, Fall Edition, 2014


"Come Paint in the John Adams Carriage House"

Enjoy a fun afternoon painting at the Adams National Historic Park, Quincy, MA. Johanne Cassia will be leading two "Painting Parties" offered by the National Park Service during their annual "Art in The Park" festivities on: Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. Both classes will be from 1 - 4 PM. These two classes will be offered "free" by reservation only. Seating is limited.  A tour of the Adams homes and library are included as part of this program.

The class, led by Johanne Cassia, will follow a model she painted of the brown, "Salt Box" house owned by John Adams. As an early American folk artist, Johanne has created a folk painting that depicts the 17th C house as it stood on 7 acres with a housewife garden, corn, pumpkins and trees laden with colorful Autumn leaves.

Beginners and adventurous artists are encouraged to attend this program offered "free" by the National Park Service. Johanne will provide the model painting, step by step instruction, paints, easels and 16 X 20 canvases. Artists should wear "painting clothes" because class will use acrylic paints. Artists will take home a completed painting ready to frame.

To register for Saturday, August 23 or Sunday, Aug. 24, 1-4 PM, contact: Director Karen Yourell at the Adams National Historical Park, 135 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169-1749 by phone (617) 770-1175. Refreshments will be provided by the Adams National Historic Park.

Adams Carriage House
  "Rebecca Nurse Painting Party"

This event is being brought back by popular demand. This was a "sell out" event last year. Come find your "inner artist" and support an important historic site at the same time.

Johanne will be offering a "Fund Raiser" painting party at the historic Rebecca Nurse Museum in Danvers, MA on Sunday, September 14 from 1-4 PM.  This "Painting Party" will be held in the Meeting House on the grounds. It was built by PBS to be used for 2 films. The trial scene in the movie, "The Crucible" was filmed in the Meeting House. Walk back in time and paint a winter scene of the iconic "Rebecca Nurse House."

Beginner and experienced artists are invited to attend. All supplies are included and you will bring home a 16 X 20 inch house portrait ready to frame and hang on your walls.
This Fund Raising event includes all painting materials. Refreshments included. This event is $75. You can register by calling: Candice at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 49 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 774-8799, or contact Johanne Cassia, 978- 356- 8838.

Checks made payable to Johanne Cassia can be mailed to 83 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938. Contact Johanne by email:

"Custom Greeting Cards"

Johanne was asked recently to create "custom greeting cards" for several different historic places and specialty shops. She created several greeting cards, journals and prints now available at:
Rebecca Nurse Homestead Shop, 49 Pine Street, Danvers
Wenham Tea House, Wenham Center, Gordon Florist, Ipswich, MA
The Brass Lion, Newburyport Center
Pickity Place, home of Little Red Riding Hood, Mason, NH

Her prints and cards have been offered by the American Folk Art Museum, NY, Winterthur Museum, DE and Bennington Potteries, VT.

You may purchase framed canvases, matted prints, greeting cards and journal gift sets at Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery, 83 County Road, Ipswich, MA , 978-356-8838 or online at Johanne's website:
"Come Paint with Me at the Mulberry Tree Inn"

Johanne has been asked to lead a special class, "Paint your House Portrait" at The Mulberry Tree Inn, South Dennis, MA on Sunday, November 9th from 1-4 PM. This event will be all inclusive of materials and include refreshments. Fee is $65. payable to Johanne Cassia, 83 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938 Contact Johanne at 978-356-8838 or