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AK Teens Perspectives Workshops

Are you in high school? Do you know someone in high school who loves art and whose dreams might include a career in the fields of visual innovation, culture, design, architecture, art, or creativity in general? Get your creative juices flowing at the Albright-Knox in two interactive workshops.

Each workshop will include a short introduction to personal finances, provided by First Niagara, and end with a conversation with 464 Gallery founder Marcus Wise and 2012–2013 Albright-Knox Art Gallery Artist in Residence Dennis Maher.

The Artist’s Perspective, with John A. Sargent III
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10 am–4 pm
$5 for Members / $7 for non-members

John A. Sargent III’s The Hierarchy of Persistence, 2012

New to the area, the Buffalo Arts Studio artist John Allston Sargent III has exhibited his paintings nationally since 1988. After receiving his BA in Studio Arts and American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Sargent went on to earn an MFA in Painting from The Ohio State University. Sargent will share his body of work and conduct a workshop based on traditional studio painting techniques, exploring issues of personal and group identity as well as self-expression. He will lead the group through his creation process, giving each participant the opportunity to experiment with materials and techniques and explore other artists’ works for inspiration. 

The Artist’s Perspective, with Kevin Charles Kline
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 10 am–4 pm
$5 for Members / $7 for non-members

Kevin Charles Kline’s More Stars Than The Sky #27, 2011

Kevin Charles Kline, the 2013 Artist in Residence at Squeaky Wheel, is a multimedia artist and educator who lives and works in Buffalo. Kline’s practice revolves around the study of media history and the use and power of images as a cultural engine for change and control. Inspired by these ideas, Kline explores these and other media-related motifs through his work, which is an extension of practices from both Dada and Surrealist traditions. Participants will explore the history of this type of practice, as well as Kline’s approach to artmaking by constructing collages to merge with new technological tools and perspectives.


Each workshop is limited to twenty students, and registration and pre-payment are required. To register for any or all of the workshops, please call 716.270.8292, or complete and mail the Registration Form. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email one week before class begins. Each participant should bring a bag lunch; a selection of beverages will be provided by the Albright-Knox.

The deadline for registration is Friday, October 25, 2013.


A limited number of scholarships are available. They will be awarded to students (entering grades 9–12) who can demonstrate financial need. Financial need can be demonstrated by a reduced lunch form, a letter from a social service agency or clergy member, or another document indicating combined family income is $35,000 or below. Scholarships generously provided by First Niagara.

Scholarship Application (PDF)

Please complete the application and mail it to: 

Education Department
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

All information provided on this application will be kept confidential. For questions, please contact Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector at 716.270.8283.

AK Teens is presented by the First Niagara Foundation.