High School to art school teaching artists
Sophia EIichholz is an alumni of HS2AS and received her BFA from Alfred School of Art and Design in 2016. Since graduating she has spent her Summers fabricating puppets for Puppet Kitchen in New York, and World of Puppets in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2017, she worked with NASA Ames Research Center modeling digital visualizations of moon rover design proposals. Her studio practice focuses on mixed media animation, illustration, and performance; telling stories about life, love, and fear. Concurrently with teaching at QCA, Sophia educates public audiences about astronomy at the Cradle of Aviation Planetarium in Garden City.
Alex Velozo is a sculptor, organizer, and writer from the South that gets to live and teach art to young people throughout New York City. They received a BFA from Cooper Union and were most recently awarded a residency at Storm King Sculpture Center's Shandaken Project. They have taught with Queens Council for the Arts since 2016 and also teach with Center for Arts Education, Community Word Project, SONYC, LEAP, and Brooklyn Arts Council.