Plein air painting and drawing day at Castle Tucker

Posted:  Friday, August 11, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Join artist Jennifer Linskey on Thursday, Aug. 24 for a day of painting and drawing at historic Castle Tucker, overlooking the Sheepscot River and Wiscasset Harbor. Beginners welcome! Space is limited, advance registration is required. Bring your own materials, lunch and a hat. The day begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Enjoy the day and gather for an afternoon critique with the instructor. Weather permitting.

Jennifer Linskey brings over 30 years of drawing and painting experience working from observation. She earned a BA in Art from Smith College and an MFA in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from Southern Illinois University. Jennifer studied with George Nick, Erin Palmer, and Martha Armstrong. Her work has been shown at the Bowery Gallery in NYC, and been juried into shows by Lois Dodd, John Walker, and William Bailey. Linskey has taught students at the college level, out of her Chicago studio, and in K-12 classrooms in Colorado and California. She is a warm and enthusiastic teacher, excited to share her knowledge of painting with you.

Castle Tucker is one of Maine’s most fascinating landmarks. Step back in time as you walk through a mansion filled with the original furnishings and decoration of the family who lived here for over 140 years. This unusual style house was built in 1807 by one of Wiscasset’s most prominent citizens, Congressman and Judge Silas Lee. In 1858, Captain Richard Tucker Jr., scion of a prominent Wiscasset shipping family, bought the house for his new and growing family. The Tuckers updated and redecorated to reflect the styles of their time. Very little was changed in the house after 1900, including the kitchen with four generations of kitchen technology still in place where it was used. It remains one of the most complete and original Victorian homes in the United States.

Castle Tucker is located at 2 Lee Street in Wiscasset. Admission is $20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers.  Call 207-882-7169 or buy online at http://shop.historicnewengland.org/CAT-PLEINAIR-2-10344/.

Castle Tucker is open Wednesday – Sunday until Oct. 15 with guided tours on the hour and half hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation, telling the stories of over 400 years of life in New England through its historic houses, collections, publications and programs. Learn more at www.HistoricNewEngland.org