Amber Ni ole Cannan

Amber Nicole Cannan (She/Her, They/Them) is our primary muse/instructor; she is an Adjunct Professor at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and a former president of The New Hampshire Creative Club, New Hampshire’s oldest professional arts organization. With over 10 years of professional arts experience and over 15 years of teaching in its various forms, your student is in good hands.

Amber Nicole’s degree is in fine arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), one of the top 5 art schools in North America. She has a strong background in science and anatomy from Case Western Reserve University and CIA’s Biomedical Art program. This scientific background helps her connect with “nontraditional” art students.

Please view her freelance company’s website, and professional portfolio at www.bioscicreative.com

Amber Nicole is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs
  • College Portfolio Preparation
  • Customized Art Lessons
  • Day Camps and Retreats
  • Private Functions
  • Teacher Workshops

Brenda is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs
  • Day Camps and Retreats
  • Private Functions
  • Teacher Workshops

Brenda Noiseux (She/Her) is one of our teachers. She owns her own consulting company and follows her creative pursuits involving photography, mixed media, tinkering and anything that gets her hands dirty. With over a decade experience in the tech industry, she loves combining science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) with art.

She has launched two successful crowdfunding campaigns for her art projects and believes art should be accessible to everyone.
Brenda Noiseux
Ky Flood

Ky Flood is our Studio Manager. Her experience creating wearable art out of unconventional materials for cosplay designs means she considers the user experience behind our studio and its organization. She also keeps our teachers organized and well supplied.

She has a degree in Graphic Design from Hesser College and several years of experience working as a tattoo artist- yet another medium that thinks hard about the end user’s experience with her designs and illustration. Her favorite thing about art is working with others to bring that image in their head to life, no matter the media. When not keeping our heads on straight in the studio, she works as a freelance Illustrator and Concept Artist.

Ky is Available for:

  • Day Camps and Retreats
  • Private Functions
  • Cosplay Design and Consulting

Chadwick is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs
  • Customized Art Lessons
  • Day Camps and Retreats
  • Event Management (Parties!)

Chadwick Howard (Him, he, himself) is an Instructor. He feels an instinctual need to explore, and experiment with a variety of media. Chad is inspired by biomimicry, and the properties of light; working with light as an artform itself.

While studying art education at NHIA, he felt that classrooms should be intriguing, informative, and a fun, safe environment for students to express their thoughts and beliefs which enabled students to grow into strong individuals.

Chad Howard
Elise Morssette

Substitute Lead Teacher and Emergency Studio Assistant Elise (She/Her) is a creator with a heart. In one hand, she help seniors in their day to day routine making sure they safe and fulfilling lives. And in the other hand, she passionately pursues art through illustration, printmaking and book arts. Currently, Elise finds herself taking roots in the NH seacoast exploring all that there is to experience. In the future, she hope to work in the biomedical field to further educate and research the human experience. Discovery is right around the corner and Elise can’t wait to get there.

Elise is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs
  • Day Camps and Retreats
  • Event Management (Parties!)

Susan is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs
  • Sewing Masks for Charity!

Susan Earnshaw (she/her) is a Substitute Teaching Assistant and loves everything about art, so she pursued it, gaining an Associates in Art from Northern Essex Community College. She also loves teaching, so she leads Sunday School at The First Church Congregational in Methuen. Her favorite parts were crafts, games, recess and snack time…. Well, all of it!

She works full time in early education and development, so is only available to us sometimes, but her heart makes her a valuable resource so we bring her around whenever we can.

In her free time, she strives to catch the most spontaneous and priceless moments for people to remember. In addition to her volunteer work with First Church Congregational in Methuen, she works with the elderly in their Activities Program at the Methuen Senior Center.

Susan just loves making art, observing artist and helping others find their way in the many paths of art.

Susan Earnshaw
Susan Earnshaw

Melanie Watanabe (She/Her) is a video editor and graphic designer who is a recent graduate from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She strives to provide a comfortable space for viewers through her video and print work. She wants her work to bring people joy, relief, representation, and an overall appreciation for art. She uses flat colors, geometric shapes, and typography most heavily in her work, preferring to stick to a limited color palette to give a clean look. She has been creating ever since she was a child, and will likely continue for the rest of her life. melaniewatanabe.com

Melanie is Available for:

  • In House Video Editing

  • You can’t have her!

  • She doesn’t teach for us, only edits videos.

  • You could hire her, I guess.

  • melaniewatanabe.com

Yasamin is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs
  • Day Camps and Retreats
  • Event Management (Parties!)

Yasamin Safarzadeh (She/Her, They/Them) is a native Angelino and transplant to Manchester. She has been part of the organizational efforts for Queen City Pride these last two years, creates pop up art shows and symposiums, performs poetry and uses her spare time to volunteer throughout the city in efforts to increase equity and decrease inaccessibility to food. She has earned her MFA, BFA and is working on her MBA in order to merge creative worlds and political advocacy.

Lisa Schuchmann (she,they, theirs) is an artist with a passion for drawing, designing, building, and photography. They hail from the library world, and love books. As a recent transplant to the Manchester area, they tend to all of the glorious food, flora and fungi, volunteering their time once a week at a local cemetery greenhouse collaborative. They also love getting their hands dirty with fun and messy art projects, so bring them your gross and messy ideas, they’ll be into it! 

Lisa is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs
  • Day Camps and Retreats
  • Event Management (Parties!)