Teachers

WELCOME TO OUR TEACHER ROSTER 

We are located at 411 Nashua Street in Milford. If the parking in the back is full, there is free parking across the street with a crosswalk at our driveway.

From Milford we are 1.1 miles past the oval on the right side of the road just past Toys and Things. 

From Nashua, we are on the left side of 101A (locally called Nashua Street) .7 of a mile past the Milford Shaws.

From 101, take the 101A Milford/Nashua exit and turn left.  We are on the left at exactly a mile past that light.


Eileen Belanger

Website: http://eileenbelanger.com/

Teacher At Creative Ventures Gallery - Eileen BelangerEileen has gained increasing recognition for her original, detailed paintings and murals of New England scenes of her love of nature and her surroundings.

Her acrylic paintings may include scenes from life in New Hampshire, visits to Cape Cod and the Islands or abroad. Other times it is the subject matter that stirs her creativity. She is fascinated by dramatic contrasts between light and shadow and hopes to achieve a welcoming depth and balance to her compositions.

Her main objective is to elicit feelings of peace and harmony in the viewer and project an artful calmness in a hectic world.

Visit Eileen’s website to view some of her artwork and murals.

Class – Adult Acrylic Art Classsee details

Eileen’s Work


 Kristine Brock

Website: harmonyartstudio.com

 Kristine Brock - PhotoKristine L. Brock is the owner of Harmony Studio in Brookline, NH where she offers private art instruction for children and adults. Kristine has studied under several artists in the New England area and has been teaching art since 2006.

Following her art training at Raritan Valley College in New Jersey, Kristine was selected as a mural artist for the 1994 Musikfest celebration held annually in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She enjoys working in watercolor, oil, colored pencil and acrylic media. Her subject matter focuses on realistic and abstract portrayals of florals, landscapes, and wildlife.

Class – Teen Drawingsee details

Class – Painting Fun! for Tweens and Teens – see details

Class – Home School Artsee details  – returning in the fall

Kristine’s work


Elizabeth Craumer

Art Class Teacher in Milford, NHElizabeth is a landscape artist who enjoys the delightful colors of pastels. Betsy’s passion for art began as a teenager when she first discovered the magic of pastel. Later as an art student at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, her skills were honed in other media as well, but it was not until her children became teenagers that she once again returned to the medium she so loved as a young woman. Betsy has a M.S. from the University of Northern Illinois in Art Education and is a past president of the Pastel Society of New Hamshire. She works to highlight the wonderful ability of New Englanders to coexist with nature. Marshes, streams, fields, barns and forests are all likely subjects among others. As an artist, she is intrigued with the similarity in the way the sun’s rays cast their glow on both man-made objects and elements in the natural world alike. Her work can be found all over NH as well as on the Cape. She enjoys teaching and sharing her painterly and colorful style among others.

Classes Pastel Painting – see details

Testimonial: “I really like the instruction I get from Betsy Craumer. I only have accolades.”   . . . . . . LA

Elizabeth’s Work


 Karen Francis

Website: www.karenlouisefrancis.com

Art Classes in Milford, NHKaren Francis earned her BFA from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly Massachusetts, where she studied with renowned American artist and educator George Gabin.  She moved to New York City and attended The New York Academy of Art where she received her MFA in Painting.  Her work is held in private collections and corporations.

 

Workshop – Expressive Dog Portraits – TBA

Class – Drawing and Painting Open Studio – see details

Karen’s work


Alex Haas

Website:  www.alexbhaas.com

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Alex Haas, born in New Hampshire in 1988, is a fine artist whose main forms of expression are printmaking and illustration. As a child Alex’s enthusiasm for art pushed him towards his undergraduate studies at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He studied printmaking there under professor Oscar J. Gillespie and received his Bachelor’s degree in 2010. After schooling, Alex began to travel, seeking out new modes of experience. During this period he worked with the Nashua Area Artists Association, Southern Graphics Council, Heuser Art Center, and individual artist’s like Heather Brammeier and Kayley Peak.

In 2014 Alex moved to Keelung, Taiwan and spent a year there teaching and working on adding new influence to his work. On June 27th 2015 Alex suffered from severe burns on over 90% of his body. He and roughly 500 other victims were affected by a terrible dust explosion and displaced from their lives in order to recover. Alex and many others made incredible recoveries thanks to the hard working medical staff and the thoughts and prayers of their friends and families.

After he was recovered enough from his injuries, Alex returned to the US for his aftercare. He currently uses his work to explore the world through his memories. Often depicting imagery of clouds, mountains, and forests, Alex’s work pieces together the different places he’s been during his travels and forms them into harmonious landscapes. Having been in an induced coma and under anesthesia for over 10 procedures, the artist has wondered about his own memory; expressing, in his art, how time has distorted the way he remembers his environment and how he views objects in their natural state.

Workshop –  

Alex’s work


Tracy Hayes

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My current work explores connections and the emergence of patterns in the intersections of lines, textures and values in my attempt to comprehend the contradictions and stressors of daily life. In an increasingly complicated, varied and noisy environment, I am concerned with role of individual voice. Individual efforts struggling to reach out and chart a path, buffeted and twisted by external forces; these are the catalyst. Striving outward, pushing forward, digging out, uncovering, all these are essential impulses to counteract being acted upon, usurped and held back.

Each piece starts with a version of the same mark, which is expanded with various mixed media (acrylic, ink, pastel, charcoal, graphite etc). I see lines, patterns, spaces and more lines, and I just want to push and pull, blur and sharpen those until I find the unique rhythm of the piece.

That the discoveries uncovered in my works also weave and connect with other artists’ works is a real joy and adds layers of meaning which I hope is also experienced by viewer. I appreciate the opportunity to create, observe, and participate.

Workshop – Mixed Media Play: Markmaking – see details

 


Emily Johnson

Emily photoEmily Johnson is a native of New England. She was raised in a God loving home surrounded by four generations of family. Her childhood years were filled with an exposure to the colorful history of New England. Emily started painting at an early age and has always had an ambition to become an artist.

Emily graduated from the Hertzfeld School of Art in Wiesbaden, Germany. She also studied at Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Massachusetts and with Evoyne Prince of England. Much of her advanced technical training and painting experience was received during the years she lived and traveled in Europe.

Emily’s God given talent plus her study of painting techniques of the European Masters has developed her exceptional painting skills. She applies this unique blending of talents when she paints real New England scenes in watercolor. Her deep love of New England comes alive in her watercolor paintings of the true natural beauty of New England. She travels throughout New England searching out locations for her distinctive paintings and often has a bit of folklore to tell about each piece.

Throughout the last 40 years Emily has exhibited and sold her works of art in Germany, Spain, Florida, The Mid-West, South-West, and North-East USA. She now has her studio located in Nashua, New Hampshire close to her family and the area she loves so much.

Class – Watercolor Painting – see details 

Class – Alcohol Inks – TBA

Class – Old Master Technique – TBA

Workshop – Beginning Watercolor – TBA

Emily’s Work


 Lynne Noseworthy

Lynne has been drawing and painting since childhood. As a high school graduate she was awarded a full scholarship towards a Fine Arts program and spent the next several years pursuing a fine arts degree. She has worked in a professional training and development role for most of her adult life, however her love for creating beautiful images has never waned. She discovered Zentangle in 2012 while attending watercolor classes with a local artist who was also a Zentangle enthusiast. Around that same time she began a regular yoga and meditation practice and found this new art form to be a perfect complement to her new lifestyle of health and wellness. Lynne is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) who thoroughly enjoys seeing her students surprise and delight as they transform a blank page or “tile” into a beautiful work of art!

Workshop – Fun with Dingbatz Zentangle – see details

Workshop – Blooms of Bluesee details

Lynne’s Work


Tami Sciola-Borelli

Tami HeadshotTami has been drawing, painting, and creating works of art since childhood.  She graduated from Framingham State College with a degree in Fashion and a minor in Art.  She furthered her studies attending classes at Massachusetts College of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts School.  Her specialty and passion is creating detailed pencil portraits of people and wildlife.  Her ability to capture a subject’s expression and personality has won her various ribbons at juried exhibits.

Along with her love for creating art, Tami has also pursued a lifelong passion for ballet.  In her former life as a student, she studied and performing with the Boston Ballet for several years, as well as performed in local area productions.  Tami has been teaching classical ballet for over twenty years throughout southern New Hampshire and her native Massachusetts and is excited to share her knowledge and joy of the visual and performing arts with others!

Class – Fundamentals of Drawing – see details

Class – Children and Teens Drawing – see details

Class- Beyond the Basics – see details

Workshop – Perspective Drawing – see details

Tami’s work


Nikki Sullivan

I create custom mosaic art in my Southern NH home studio.  
In my mosaic pieces I use a variety of materials; mostly hand-cut stone, stained glass, vitreous glass tile, smalti glass, marble, pottery, pebbles, beads and various found items.  I like salvaging what some people might think of as worthless items…..so thrifting is my other passion.

 

Workshop – Mosaic Garden Pot – see details

Nikki’s work

 


Joan Tierney

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I have a BA from UNH and have been painting in various media for many years. Held chairmanships in the Keyes Art Group for 25 years. I am a member of the NH Art Association and East Colony Fine Art. I paint realistically, but lately I have been experimenting with abstract ideas.
 

Class – Acrylic Painting -TBA

Workshop – Beginning Acrylicsee details


Gwen Tiller

Introducing Gwendolyn Tiller, whose passion is creating and teaching art. As a retired, public school, art teacher for the state of NH, Gwen has time to do more artistic workshops. She enjoys teaching art to children of all ages.

Prior to becoming a teacher, Gwen was a freelance graphic designer working in the commercial art field. She designed logos for several businesses in the Santa Clara County, San Jose, CA. She also worked on advertising layouts for magazines and newspapers.

Gwen is a graduate of Butera School of Art in Boston, MA, where she learned everything from design and illustration to the production of printing and advertising.

She later graduated from Granite State College, NH, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral studies, with the focus on art as therapy.

In 2008, Gwen graduated from Lesley University, obtaining a Master’s in Education through the Arts. She enriched her teaching skills and applied lessons to re-enforce the standards and core curriculum.

 

Class – Beginning Drawing for Adults (16+)see details

Class – 3D Sculpture for Children – see details

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