About Us

We are a team of dedicated instructors with a range of experience in fine art, commerical art and crafting. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with your children and look forward to seeing everyone in class!


Traci Thayne Corbett
Executive Director

Traci brings her 20+ years experience as a creative executive with top global brands like Timberland, Reebok and Stride Rite, alongside lifetime study of art making to Cape Ann's Art Haven.   She enjoys the challenge of leading organizations to fully express their brand mission, and building the teams to do it.  Since receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from Clark University, Traci has continued her fine art work and education consistently, notably studying with Mark Hayden, Dominic DiStefano and David Greene among others. For Traci, volunteering at Art Haven opened up the potential for what the organization can do in the community, and she is thrilled to now be leading the charge.  She has been a resident of Gloucester for 20 years, and can't imagine how she ever lived without those sunsets.


Cathy Kelley
Drawing Instructor & Social Media

Cathy is a graphic designer and art instructor as well as fine artist and lover of making things! She brings her passion for creating as well as intellectual curiosity to Art Haven, developing exciting classes that are full of fun & packed with learning.  Cathy graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in their printmaking department and continues to love working in a variety of media including printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture. She has lived on Cape Ann for twenty years.


Ruth Worrall
Ceramics Instructor

Born in Ecuador, South America, Ruth has followed many paths. While listening to her heart and working persistently towards her goals, she continues to explore creativity in the hopes that she can share her passion with others. She concentrates on functional ceramics and works instinctually on these simple yet elegant vessels. After graduating with a BA in Photography, Ruth taught elementary and middle school art. Currently she works at her home studio in Gloucester, has been a member of the Rocky Neck Gallery since 2011 and sells work at various stores in the North Shore area.


Brock Haines

Teaching and Administration

Brock is a lifelong artist, who has also led a non profit organization on the West Coast, and developed various creative programs. At Art Haven, Brock assures that our students get registered properly, manages all of our day to day information, and is an amazing teacher!


Paul Wagner

Facilities Manager

Paul has been with Art Haven for over 5 years, making sure the studio is always up and running. In addition to keeping things clean, Paul has built us awesome shelving, redone our flooring, and is always ready for a new challenge. Along with his handyman skills, Paul is an accomplished sculptor.