Our Visual Arts Faculty

Anna Nuttall

Anna Nuttall

Anna has her B.S. in Art Education and M.Ed in Integrated Art from Plymouth State University. Always enjoying teaching and working with children, Anna pursued a career that melded the two most meaningful areas of her life together: art and education. She loves living and working on the Seacoast and has a particular passion for creating opportunities for youth to develop meaningful relationships with local mentors, charities, organizations, and individual artists through art projects and programming. Most important to Anna is that young people have access to meaningful arts experiences. Over the past 15 years she has served on the board of Art-Speak and as a visual arts instructor at Little Harbour Elementary School in Portsmouth, Chair of the Department of Visual Arts for the Portsmouth Public Schools, and Director of Visual Arts Education at PMAC. She currently teaches visual arts at Portsmouth Middle School. Anna is the recipient of the 2015 NH Governor’s Art Awards in Art Education.

Education: B.S. in Art Education, Plymouth State University; M.Ed in Integrated Art, Plymouth State University

Aris Moore

Aris Moore

Aris Moore graduated with her B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA in 1998. She has enjoyed teaching visual art at Pentucket Regional Middle School in West Newbury, MA for the past 19 years. In 2012 Aris earned her M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the Art Institute of Boston. She has had shows throughout the United States, and her work has been included in art fairs throughout Europe. She has been part of several group shows and had her first solo show at the Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City in 2012. Her work has been published in several books, including The Creative Block and Collage by Danielle Krysa, as well as featured in magazines such as Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing and Frankie. She is the mother of 11-year-old twins and currently lives in Amesbury, MA. You can see her work on her website at peekadoo.blogspot.com.

Education:B.F.A., Montserrat College of Art; M.F.A., Art Institute of Boston

Jillian Swist

drawing, painting, mixed media, custom project

Jillian Swist

Jillian can’t imagine anything more fun than working with others and creating artwork. For Jillian, the physicality of making art is simultaneously exhilarating and calming. She loves the unique connection between the mind and the body that happens while painting, drawing, and building. As she has a strong appreciation for nature and art, the Seacoast is a beautiful place for Jillian to call home. Jillian also teaches visual art at Sanborn Regional High School. When she is not teaching at PMAC or painting landscapes, Jillian can be found hiking in the White Mountains or swimming in the ocean.

Education:B.F.A in Studio Art and M.Ed., University of New Hampshire

Catherine Stewart

Catherine Stewart

Catherine is an award-winning freelance writer, director and editor with a passion for empowering people through creative arts experiences. Since emigrating from her native Scotland to New Hampshire in 2012, she has worked with a variety of organizations including Arts in Reach, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Neoteric Dance Collaborative, and New Hampshire Theatre Project as a teaching artist, alongside developing her own practice in theatre and film. As part of New England Arts for Literacy Catherine uses stop motion animation to teach subjects across the curriculum.

Hettie Haudenschield

Hettie Haudenschield

Hettie holds her MFA from the University of New Orleans where she attended on the Board of Regents Fellowship.  She teaches, practices art and lives on the Seacoast. Hettie is a multimedia artist and is interested in helping people of all ages find their creative language.

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