Teen Assistants

Do you have a passion for art and education? Are you a high school student or set to start high school in the fall? Are you looking for an opportunity to become a part of an artistic community and build your portfolio while also helping to promote the arts in Buffalo, NY? If so, then the Teen Assistant Program at Locust Street Art might be for you.

Our Teen Assistants are assigned to help out with classes in their medium of choice, including painting, drawing, ceramics, animation, photography and digital media. They work closely with the instructor to engage and encourage students in our free art classes while also getting the opportunity to have their own portfolio regularly reviewed and critiqued. Teen assistants are also given the opportunity to attend a workshop each year free of charge, giving them the opportunity to expand their artistic skill set and experiment with different media. The teen assistant program is a great opportunity for high school students who have an interest in pursuing art once they graduate. The instructors at Locust Street Art can provide guidance, mentoring and insight on art in general and applying to art school in particular. Teen assistants will also be working with artists their own age, fostering connections that can last a lifetime.

If the teen assistant program sounds right for you, we encourage you to contact us and take a few classes at Locust Street Art.

Nate Dickey

Children's Painting and Drawing Assistant

Hi, my name is Nathaniel or Nate for short. I attend Erie Community College for general studies and I am a Teen Assistant at Locust Street Art. You can usually find me greeting you at the door or in the Children’s Painting and Drawing classroom lending an extra hand. I am also beginning my new training in the Clay class with Suzie. I’ve been doing art for as long as I can remember, since I was in Elementary school. Currently, I consider myself a self taught digital painter, making characters inspired by anime and comics. I tend to sketch a lot too with any bit of free time that I can get. I hope to see you and help you here at Locust Street Art!

 

Athena Lamicela

Clay Assistant

My name is Athena and I am a Senior at City Honors School. The more I took classes here at Locust Street Art, the more I found how important art could be in my life. I enjoy discovering all sorts of styles and mediums, and LSA gave me the perfect place to find the ones I like. Drawing and clay are my favorites so far, and I often end up experimenting with surrealism and character design through these mediums. My biggest inspiration is probably webcomics, and it makes me really happy to see how much easier it has become for people to share their ideas with the world. I love seeing how each artist puts their own personal spin on everything they create. Working here as a teen assistant, I hope to further develop my technique and I look forward to doing everything I can to help make this space one where everyone can discover their own unique style.