Amber Ni ole Cannan

Amber Nicole Cannan (She/Her, They/Them) is our founder and primary muse/instructor. She is a biomedical artist, science and art teacher and general community member. Professor. She is a Director on Manchester City Library’s Foundation Board and the former president of The New Hampshire Creative Club, New Hampshire’s oldest professional arts organization.

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” thinkers.

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

Liane LaRochelle-Wilson (she, her) works in regulatory affairs at a research and development company. When she’s not writing about innovative medical technology, she is concocting her own fictional versions of reality. Liane is a member of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and currently is working on a collection of short stories.

Lisa is Available for:

  • Questions regarding the location of certain studio items

  • The biggest warmest hugs around (with permission and masked, please)

  • Editing your stories, regulatory documents and writing.  But you have to contact her directly for that!

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

Avery is Available for:

  • After School Art Enrichment Programs

Avery Roy (She/Her) is a Manufacturing Engineer and Machinist in Manchester. She has a passion for troubleshooting and design and seeks to apply her experience working in industry to more community focused efforts. Her time in manufacturing and academia has shown her that no concept is too complex with the right approach and a bit of patience!

Avery has earned her BS in Manufacturing Systems and her AS in Machine Tool Technologies. She loves creative writing and has produced several works of short fiction and roleplaying game stories. She is also working to contribute to local LGBTQ+ groups and a community greenhouse initiative.

Anastasia Arpin

Anastasia (She/Her) comes to New Hampshire from Connecticut where she majored in Psychology and went on to spend her professional career helping children from birth to 21 years of age, in a variety of settings. She has experience working with students from all types of educational, behavioral, and culturally diverse backgrounds. Her empathetic nature and passion for helping the youth runs deep. She is a fan of the arts, with her main focus being in music and dance. She is a supporter of kinesthetic learning and eager to get involved with more communities around New Hampshire.

Ana is Available for:

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