Annisquam Arts begins the 2015 summer with an exciting array of workshops to ignite your imagination!

Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 21st season by offering a variety of workshops 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 22 – August 6, 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.

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.

And for two weeks, Dawn is teaming up with Courtney Kelly to offer Afternoon Specialty Workshops. Together, the morning and afternoon workshops provide an exciting FULL DAY option for those students who desire a longer day of art making and fun!

Courtney Kelly currently teaches first grade at Glen Urquhart School and paints in her Manchester home during the summer months. Her passion for art started at a young age, leading her to study Fine Arts at Drew University. She then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in education from Lesley University. She loves inspiring children through art and learning, and is excited to embark on her first summer with Annisquam Arts!