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DSLR Camera Workshop for Beginners

In this class our aim is to introduce new photographers to their digital SLR cameras, camera functions and basic photography concepts in order to obtain full use of the modern-day digital camera. The class will introduce students to photography fundamentals like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Step by step students will learn how to navigate […]


Food Photography Workshop

This one day intensive Food Photography Workshop is a beginners course designed to introduce new photographers to the beneficial techniques available when seeking to capture food in its everyday setting. The class will reveal simple yet effective techniques to improve candid food photography with any camera, adapt to low light situations, and create easy to […]


Advanced DSLR Camera Workshop

This one-day workshop is a continuation of what was learned in Beginner to Digital Cameras. Students will advance their knowledge beyond the fundamentals of the digital SLR and explore every nuance of their camera’s capabilities, gain further creative control and engage in aspects of creative image making. Step by step instructions will enable students to […]


E-Som Market: Love Big! Shop Small!

We’re kicking off our 2019 E-Som Market season with some big love for shopping small! Our friend Cousin Dave Cagle from The Automatic Food & Drink will be on the bar serving up the Plantation Rum cocktails, and DJ Ninja B will be bringing the tunes. Check out our lineup for February 9, then come […]



One Person’s Scrap is Another Person’s Craft

When Marina Speevak walks into Somerville schools, some kids call her “the beautiful lady.” It’s not a bad moniker for Speevak, who runs a creative reuse center called the Beautiful Stuff Project that helps people reappropriate scrap materials from local manufacturers into craft projects. The walls of the building are lined with all sorts of […]


Food Art Celebrates Local Eateries—And It’s All For A Good Cause

We love eating food, looking at food, and talking about food. But food art is still considered a “low subject” by many creatives, artist Kendyll Hillegas explains. That perception kept Hillegas away from creating food art for a long time, she says. But while she was largely bedridden with an autoimmune disease, she found solace […]


Those Who Can, Teach

This show is a celebration of artists who teach grades K-12. We often spend so much time and energy motivating and helping our students create, that we risk neglecting our own craft. This show is a reminder to ourselves and to others that the reason we teach is because we value the creative process. In […]



Local Artist Paints the Town with Message of Togetherness

At 6 a.m. on a sunny Saturday earlier this fall, Somerville resident Liz LaManche arrived at the spacious Kendall Plaza, bearing an arsenal of string, chalk, and paint rollers. She began with the chalk, sketching out long straight lines. She enlisted an assistant to act as a human compass, holding one end of a string […]


Conception Art Show

Come see over 30 of Boston’s best emerging artists display and sell their latest works! We will have painters, photographers, sculptors, and more, including live music.  Please note our venue is 21+. Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC […]


Artisan’s Asylum: The Watercolor Wonders of Supernova with Chie Yasuda (Live Demo)

Join us on Wednesday, September 26th for a talk and live demo by Chie Yasuda, a Somerville-based watercolor artist originally from Japan. Come and listen to her talk about her newest art series inspired by “supernova.” She will take this time to speak about her inspiration for her artwork and how science informs her creations. […]