Partners and Clients

Here at Shoe Town Art Center we do our best to work collaboratively with our community members to provide the highest quality of instruction.



“My son has been going to Shoe Town for two years and looks forward to it, recently asking to go more often. Emily is kind, talented, and so much fun! Her education combines art with special education-a dream come true for our artists with special needs. Patience and respect abound!”

Lisa Staff, Parent




“Emily has been outstanding with our guys here at Career Resources Corporation. Her patient guidance and instruction during Studio Sessions has been surreal. She brings out the unique artist in everyone. From her simple, yet thorough demonstrations, to her one-on-one critiques, Emily finds the perfect balance. Our guys always look forward to coming to Shoe Town Art Center, and have learned so much about themselves as artist’s in the process.”

Erin Robinson, Curriculum Cordinator, Career Resources Corporation



"Shoe Town Art Center is a caring, nurturing environment with classes for special needs students and adults alike. Director Emily Boulger pinpoints and develops each artist’s potential. Her understanding of the person beneath the disability made her a perfect choice as teacher/mentor for our autistic son Paul.She definitely goes the extra mile, even helping Paul attain a broadening volunteer position in a school-based art classroom.”

Cindy Ouellette, Parent

“I can not say enough great things about Emily and the staff at Shoe Town Art Center.  Both of my kids have been taking art lessons for about a year. They love it!  Emily is a kind and sweet person. She loves working with kids! My kids have learned so much from her!  I am so glad they have enjoyed it so much!  Also, a friend and I went to a paint party that Emily had put together and had a great time!!”

Cindy Dennis, Parent

"Our Middle School daughter loves art and wanted more than she was getting from her school.  She is really enjoying Shoe Town Art Center and learning a lot about different forms of art.  Emily is wonderful and our daughter always looks forward to her next class.  We would recommend Shoe Town Art Center to anyone who would like their child to have more exposure to art."
Brian Dimond, parent
"We hired Emily Boulger as our education advocate to help us gauge whether our son’s class placement and IEP were the best that they could be. Emily’s knowledge and expertise helped us achieve the outcome we were hoping for. She was with us for every step of the process, she listened to our concerns and observed our son's placement and listened to the schools' concerns as well. Emily is easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable, and compassionate.  Her background as a special educator was invaluable.  Emily helped to create a positive environment during the IEP meeting and she worked seamlessly with the whole team.  We would highly recommend Emily to any other parents who are looking for assistance in navigating the special education system!"  

James & Joleen Dooley 

"My Artwork has Flourished and my confidence has grown since I have been taking Art Lessons at Shoetown Art Center with Emily Boulger.  Every art lesson is an enjoyable experience.  Emily has a way of teaching that lends knowledge, adventure and fun to all of her students."
Barbara Savarese, student/ artist

Shoe Town Art Center

200 Merrimack Street

2nd Floor

Haverhill, MA 01832


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