Discovery Days: Marine Art at Wilson Museum

Posted June 14, 2012, at 1:58 p.m.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 2 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Wilson Museum, 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine

For more information: Darren French; (207) 326-9247;

Port painting was a special type of marine art created in coastal cities around the world. On Thursday, June 28, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Wilson Museum on 120 Perkins Street, Castine, Penobscot Marine Museum educators will lead a program that will explore this style of ship painting where backgrounds were often painted in advance. The artist could then quickly capture the portrait of a vessel in port before the ship set sail again. Families will experience this technique as they create their own works of art as “port painters.”

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Penobscot Marine Museum offers a variety of educational outreach programs designed to bring maritime history to children and families. These programs include many topics and activities, with an emphasis on hands-on learning. They also offer a Maritime History and Literacy Curriculum to schools.

Discovery Days are designed for families with children ages 12 and under and cost $3 per person, per program, or $12 per family, per program for families with four or more members participating. Ensure your participation by contacting 326-9247, or to pre-register and pay for the program. Join us every Thursday at 2:00 pm from June 28 to August 16 for a similar family-friendly program. Visit to view a complete list of the Discovery Days series.