CASSA Arts Workshop


The CASSA Arts Workshop has capped off its 2013-14 season with its fifth collaborative exhibit City Arts V with the Lorton Art Program at Ingleside at Rock Creek retirement community in Northwest Washington from May 16 - July 17, 2104. 

Participants at May 16 opening reception (pictured above and to the left.)

Our 2013 fall program began with a museum trip to see the Kerry James Marshall paintings in the Tower of the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art and the Ballets Russes Exhibit (pictured below left) . Recent trips have been to the Hirshhorn Gallery , the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Air & Space Museum, the Botannical Gardens, the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival (pictured lower left), and the National Museum of African Art.

CASSA offers art therapy sessions to men and women, as well as studio art experiences in drawing, painting, fused glass, mixed media sculpture, photography, felting,computer graphics and music. From December until February, art therapist Stephanie Tyler joined the workshop to expand opportunities for participants to explore art in a therapeutic environment. 
Currently CASSA is assisted by Nisha Tracy, a recent GWU art therapy graduate.

In January we received visits from former White House Office of  National Drug Control Policy Directors 
Gil Kerlikowske  with members of his staff (link to  White House blog) honoring Martin Luther King’s birthday and current NDC Director Michael Botticelli on July 2, 2014. They were presented with cards of CASSA designs and fused glass pendants. DC Mayor Vincent Gray and  DC City Council member Jim Graham visited C&SS on January 27, 2014.

Acrylic & Pastel Paintings by Charles Y. (pictured above left and right)

Mixed Media Painting by Kisha C.

The CASSA Arts Workshop program is supported in part with funds from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.