Teachers

WELCOME TO OUR TEACHER ROSTER 

We are located at 411 Nashua Street in Nashua. 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 on the right side of the road next to 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 ramp.

Stop in to the gallery to see original work by our artists and teachers.


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 by 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 and Adult Drawingsee details

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

Class – Home School Artsee details

Workshop – Anime Self Portrait Workshopsee details

Kristine’s work


Beaman Cole

Teacher At Creative Ventures Gallery - Beaman ColeCole was born and raised near Troy, New York.  Noticing his talent with a pencil, his parents put him into art classes when he was eight. After one year of drawing instruction his mentor, Ron LeVan (a Frank Reilly alumnus*), advanced Cole to oil painting lessons. Cole studied painting for three years educated in the “Reilly Methods”, as they have come to be known. Cole had his first group show at age nine and by eleven his first solo show. In 1994, after a career in the computer world, Cole opened his own studio and embarked on his art career. He has been painting and showing ever since. The artist and his wife adopted baby girls from China in 2001 and in 2003. Cole and his family reside in southern New Hampshire.

Cole’s paintings have been exhibited in shows and galleries in Portugal, Cape Cod, Maine, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont and California. His work is in corporate collections such as Medimmune Corporation, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Derryfield Country Club, Galley Hatch Restaurant and the Red Arrow Diner.  In 2004, International Artist magazine distinguished Cole as a, “Master Painters of the World”. Cole is a member of the “Oil Painters of America” and “Plein Air Painters of New Hampshire”.

*Frank J. Reilly was a renowned teacher at the Art Students League who had studied with the famous League teacher Frank Vincent Dumond (American 1865-1951), who studied under with Benjamin Constant (1845- 1902), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) and Gustave Boulanger (1824-1888), all important painters of the French Academic Tradition.

ClassOil Painting for Allsee details

Workshop Series 

Beaman’s work


 Elizabeth Craumer

Website: www.betsycraumerart.com

betsycraumerElizabeth 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.

Class Pastel Painting – see details

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

Elizabeth’s Work


 Karen Francis

Karen Francis headshotKaren 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.

 

Class – Introduction to Oil Painting – see details

Workshop – Portrait Paintingsee details

Karen’s work



 Ruth Glennon

 

Workshop – Reindeer Applique two-day workshop

Ruth’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.

Class – Intro to Printmaking 

Alex’s work


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 

Class – Old Master Techniquesee details

Emily’s Work


Christine Keenan

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Originally from San Francisco, I’ve called New Hampshire home now for 30 years and homeschooled my children here.  I am primarily a self taught artist that loves experimenting and having full out fun with a variety of mediums.  My painting is guided by an intuitive process and inspired by vibrant colors, I also enjoy quilting, jewelry making and am a Certified Zentangle Teacher.  I find as much joy in sharing my creative journey with others as I do in actually creating!  I hope you decide to join me for a joyful day of creating and be ready to let go of your inhibitions.

Workshop – Zentangle Pumpkins  see details

Christine’s Work


 Tim Loraditch

Tim - Look rightTim Loraditch graduated in 1984 from Clark University’s School of the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester MA. where he studied painting and sculpture. Later he studied painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and graduated with BFA in 2012. Currently, Tim is completing an MA in American History at Southern New Hampshire University, comparing the developments of American and Native American art from early European contact to present.  Tim exhibits his paintings and drawings frequently in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Artist Statement
If I were an absolute monarch, like Louis the 14th of France, I would make everyone hike out into the New Hampshire woods.  Especially in winter!  Winter is when the woods are the most beautiful, and most people rarely see it.  Unfortunately, absolute monarchs are not very popular these days, so it seems the closest I will get, is to come back and paint it. Then I can get people to come to the gallery and see what I saw.  This seems a more reasonable plan to most people.
Workshop – Monet: Pathways to Impressionismsee details

 

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

Workshop – Clothed Figure Drawing Workshop – see details

Class – Children and Teens Drawingsee details

 

Tami’s work


Joan Tierney

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Class – Acrylic Painting – see details

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