Ann McCrea is an artist and teacher who has found creativity is a common part of our humanity. For nearly 30 years, she has taught more than 15,000 children in schools, libraries and private classes.



CLAY•WORKS are programs for schools and libraries based on the power of storytelling to inspire children to sculpt animal characters from terra cotta clay. For more than 25 years, Ann has engaged children in programs designed to enliven reading themes and complement school curriculum.

CLAY●WORKS is one of the few programs we like to repeat over and over at our library.
The merger of telling a good story, learning how to manipulate the clay and then creating animals from that story is a winning combination for the participants.  And the children are always absolutely thrilled as they head home, proudly holding their clay animals aloft.  A great program for the school age set! – Noelle Boc, Children's Librarian, Tewksbury Public Library



Ann’s assemblages and collages combine vibrant color and varied textures to explore ancient cultures, the arts, family and nature. Ann teaches adult collage classes. She has recently added photo collages workshops for ages 9 and up. Participants enjoy exploring color, texture, and composition as they  use found images to create their own collages.


The Artist

Ann McCrea’s work has been displayed at galleries in New England, including the McCoy Gallery, the Robert Lehman Art Center, The Center for the Arts at the Newburyport Firehouse, the Newburyport Art Association, Maudslay State Park, the Carl Youngman Gallery, and the Gallery Della-Piana.



Contact Information:

Ann McCrea

Newburyport MA 01950

Phone: 978.462.9213



Artist and Teacher

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“La Japonaise”