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The youth activity program at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum provides young people with opportunities to work with professional artists to learn artistic techniques and engage with art, history, and the collections of the Library, Archives, and Museum. These activities are sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum and are partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues.

Next Up

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Dog Portraits

Ages 6-9: 10:00-noon

Ages 9-12: 1:00-3:00 pm

Create dog portraits with local artist and dog lover Nobu Koch based on a photo of your own dog or choose from a selection from the Alaska State Library Historical Collections, and learn about famous dogs in Alaska's history. Registration open now! Call the Alaska State Museum at 465-2901 to get on the list.

Registration form

This form can be filled out digitally except for the signature. Please sign and return via email to Claire or in-person at the Alaska State Museum.

What to expect

Students should be prepared to participate for the full duration of the workshop and should wear clothing that get messy.

Parents are not required to stay for the activity, but should use their best judgment about whether their child needs extra support to be successful in the activity. The artists, staff, and volunteers of the youth activity program strive to make each workshop a positive experience for all skill levels, but if you have concerns about your child's ability, please contact Claire to discuss.

Coming soon

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Two sessions: 10:00-noon and 1:00-3:00

Landscape Composition

Alaska State Museum Solo Artist Linda Infante Lyons will lead a charcoal and paint activity where students learn to translate landscape imagery into compelling compositions. Registration opens February 2.

Participants in Daniel Papke's activity show off their collage paintings and their funny faces.

Kids created a collaborative village out of clay, complete with outhouses, a museum, a Walmart, and giant lizard.

Artist Averyl Veliz talks about interior Alaskan habitats in the Athabaskan exhibits at the Museum.

Ruffs, quill pens, and original creations from a Shakespearean craft workshop.

Youth Activity Coordinator

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Claire Imamura
Alaska State Library
Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, & Museum
395 Whittier St.
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-2458
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