Welcome to Annisquam Arts

Annisquam Arts begins the 2014 summer with an exciting array of workshops to ignite your imagination!

Dawn and Amy are teaming up to offer an exciting FULL DAY option for those students who desire a longer day of art making and fun! This option includes both the morning and afternoon workshops and care during the interim hour.

Developed by artists and educators Dawn Southworth and Dana Salvo, Annisquam Arts tips off its 20th season by offering a variety of Morning Workshops and a host of NEW Afternoon Specialty Workshops for young artists. Conducted at Dawn’s open and professional home studio on Goose Cove, we have easy access to Gloucester’s cultural center and Cape Ann’s most scenic spots. The entire program runs for seven weeks, June 23 – August 7, with new courses each week.

Dawn Southworth is a well-known Boston artist recognized for mixed media works and installations. Dawn teaches art at Glen Urquhart School, in Beverly, MA, and is a former visiting faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. She is also co-owner of Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, which was awarded “Best of Boston 2011”. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including: The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, The Addison Gallery of American Art, The Boston Public Library, and Fidelity Management and Research.

Amy Billings is a kindergarten teacher and fitness instructor at Glen Urquhart School.  She has taught children and teens at several art programs in Massachusetts, with a focus on functional design and fashion.  Amy infuses her art lessons with energy and movement, making each lesson wholly dynamic.

Seven weekly morning and afternoon sessions reveal the diverse traditions and practices of global art and provide the opportunity for each child to express and explore their creative side.

Young Artists Summer Studio Morning Workshops run Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm. We will have fun engaging with a wide range of artistic disciplines and materials in a multi-sensory studio environment. Limited class size and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability between the ages of 6 and 14. An exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum caps the season with selected student works.

Afternoon Specialty Workshops run Monday through Thursday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm and are open to students ages 6-14. These classes are oriented towards functional design, hands-on skill building, and movement.