Families are invited to the Activity Center at the Cape Ann Museum to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions. For September 2017, Meet children’s book illustrator Susanna Natti, known for the Cam Jansen mysteries series, Lionel Series, Louise Series, Beany Series and others. Listen to stories, learn about her artistic process and create your own children’s book illustrations.
Gloucester native Susanna Natti is a retired children’s book illustrator. A graduate of Gloucester High School, Smith College and the Rhode Island School of Design, she has illustrated more than 80 books for children over the course of her career, including two with her mother, Folly Cove Designer and author Lee Kingman Natti. Ms. Natti raised her family in Bedford, MA, where she served on the Board of the Bedford Center for the Arts and where she founded Art-Link, a non-profit organization supporting the arts in the Bedford public school system. She returned to Gloucester to live in 2014. She is on the Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Museum.