photo class with thom adorney


Class dates

September 4th  7pm-9pm

September 11th  7pm-9pm

September 18th  7pm-9pm


$75 for 3 weeks

About the class

How to Tame Your Camera … and Teach It to Do Tricks

Do you have a camera with too many buttons and dials?

Ever found yourself wondering why your photos aren't coming out as well as you'd hoped?

This innovative, hands-on class is designed to help you move beyond taking snapshots and learn how to create vivid images. Every camera made today - compact, mobile phone, or DSLR - can take stunning photographs. You just have to know how your camera sees and thinks. When you understand a few basics, you can train your camera to do some amazing tricks and create images that you'll love.

We will also cover how to process your images using photo-editing software on your computer or mobile device to enhance the photograph and create different versions, such as black and white or sepia toned

If you’ve been stuck in Auto, this class is for you.

About Thom Adorney

Thom Adorney is a photographer living in Beverly, MA. His images have won numerous awards, been used on CD covers, websites, and in magazines. He has exhibited his work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Newburyport Art Association, and Gallery 62. Thom also volunteers as a house photographer for The Cabot Theater and for several non-profits on the North Shore. 

Art Classes with jeff surette


"Where I'm From"

Northshore inspired Landscape and Animal Painting and Drawing. Students will be working with graphite, colored pencils and acrylic paint to create wonderful compositions of various seaports, beaches, buildings and animals from the beautiful Northshore area. Skills will be developed in realism, perspective, creating textures and values. Most art supplies provided. 

Age Group

Grades 3-6

Class Dates

Saturday Mornings 9:00-10:00am

September 21 - November 16, 2019

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

November 16


$175 for 9 weeks

art classes with jeff surette


"Portfolio Art"

Portfolio is specifically about the individual artist setting goals and developing their artistic skills and techniques using graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, ink, watercolor and acrylic paint. Project work is based around interest and needs of each student. Artists will be entering various local and national art contests such as Scholastic Arts, Celebrating Art, Topsfield Fair, the DAA Bi-Annual Shows, and more. Students provide their own art materials. 

Age Group

 Grades: 7-12 

Class Dates

Saturday Mornings 10:00-11:30am

September 21 - November 16, 2019

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

November 16


$195 for 9 weeks

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Stephanie Leary Jewelry & Metalsmithing Classes Sessions 1,2


Class info

Explore the art of jewelry and metalsmithing! Design and hand fabricate unique pieces of jewelry utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Learn how to form sterling silver, copper aluminum and brass sheet by dapping, disc cutting, filing, and sanding. Apply decorative surface embellishments by roller printing, hammering, symbol and letter stamping. Forge sterling silver and copper wire by hammering, twisting, coiling, spiraling, wrapping, and corrugating. Each week build upon skills and knowledge acquired throughout the course.  Enhance your designs with freshwater pearls, crystals and beads.

All tools and materials are provided. Open to all skill levels.

Price for Class

Course fee: $265 for each 4 week session. 

Session Dates and Times

 Session 1: Monday 10am-12pm. September 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Session 2: Monday 10am-12pm. October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Material Kit

Material kit is included in the class fee. The material kit includes: sterling silver, copper, aluminum, brass and freshwater pearls, crystals and beads.  

More about Stephanie Leary

About Stephanie


New England jewelry artist Stephanie Leary developed her passion for jewelry design and sculpture at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of American Crafts receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing. She spent the next few years gaining more experience by apprenticing under several acclaimed jewelry designers and metalsmiths. She has exhibited and sold her jewelry through her own jewelry studio and gallery and other galleries throughout New England. Her jewelry is inspired by the unique forms, textures and patterns found in nature and the beauty of luminous pearls and brilliant gemstones. Each piece is hand fabricated and incorporates the highest quality semi-precious gems, freshwater pearls, 14k gold and sterling silver. 

Stephanie enjoys sharing her jewelry and metalsmithing experience with children, teens and adults at Brook Road Studio, local art centers and schools on the Northshore. She has taught jewelry and metalsmithing classes at Stephanie Ann Jewelry Studio and Gallery, Northshore Community College, Tri-Town Council Horizon, The Artroom, Newburyport Adult Education, and Burlington Recreational. 

Please visit to see Stephanie's jewelry collection.

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Four Day Workshop with Deborah Stewart “Creating Expressive Abstracts in Pastel and Mixed Media”


Four Day Workshop with Deborah Stewart “Creating Expressive Abstracts in Pastel and Mixed Media”


Monday, August 19 – Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time – 9am – 4pm

DESCRIPTION of Workshop:

Have you always wanted to work abstractly but do not know how to begin? Then this workshop is for you! Debora Stewart will lead students through an exciting process of developing abstractions from start to finish.

Deborah’s workshops are suitable for the experienced beginner and advanced artist working in pastel and/or acrylic mixed media.

This workshop will include:

* intuitive and expressive exercises

* creating abstracts from source material such as photos and drawings,

* color studies, elements of art, color theory,

* the use of underpainting to aid in abstract development,

* use of surfaces and grounds,

* combining abstraction and realism to create florals, landscape, portraits and more.

You will also learn how to create a series of works and evaluate your paintings and bring them to conclusion. The workshop contains artist demonstrations, informative discussions and thorough handouts for each participant.

Workshops are open to both pastel and acrylic artists.

Debora’s workshops are energetic, non-threatening and filled with information to start you on the road to developing your own abstract expression. Past participants have given her workshops rave reviews. Come ready to explore


About Deborah Stewart


"My ultimate goal as an artist is to create richly textured abstract paintings with beauty and depth that reflect the mystery and spirit of the natural world. "

Debora Stewart creates abstract paintings in pastel and acrylic. Her work is non-objective and influenced by nature. One of her major themes is exploring the use of flowers and plants in abstraction. She also works with abstract realism with figures, animals and landscapes.

Stewart is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master's Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her paintings have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and the Pastel Society of

America. Her work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions and is represented by galleries and design firms throughout the United States.

Stewart is the author of a book by Northlight titled "Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media." She has also created a series of videos for Artists Network TV on abstract pastel painting. She has taught numerous workshops for artists throughout the USA and served as a juror for the Pastel 100 Competition of Pastel Journal Magazine.

Stewart has a BA in art education from the University of Iowa and an MSEd in counseling from Western Illinois University. After working extensively with adolescents in education and counseling for over thirty years, she is now a full-time artist working out of her studio in Iowa.

Book now! Workshop limited to 16 people


Michele Kenna 

Phone - 978 335 3999

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