At the ripe old age of 3, Emily Negro began to call the Wayne Center for the Arts her second home. She started taking classes like Creative Movement and moved on to ballet, tap, and jazz. While Emily was in her dance classes upstairs, her mother, Beth Negro, was taking her first pottery courses in the basement. Emily quickly found her true place down amongst the artists and has been coming back to the Arts Center for years, taking classes and aiding teachers with summer art camps. While in school, she worked as a Reading and Study Skills Tutor at YSU, interned with an art therapist at the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, taught intermittent 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th grade art classes at various public schools and worked with the elderly through art therapy at Westview Manor. In the summer of 2015, after graduating from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Emily returned to join the Visual Arts Education Department and has been immensely happy ever since.
Emily’s artistic focus is in, but not limited to, drawing, watercolor, mixed media, and ceramics.