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AK Teens Perspectives Workshop: The Artist’s Perspective, with John A. Sargent III

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10 am–4 pm

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

$5 for Members / $7 for non-members
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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.

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.


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 24, 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 First Niagara.