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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

November 3, 2018

Ages 8-11: 10:00-noon

Ages 11-14: 1:00-3:00 pm

Archaeological Drawing

Join scientific illustrator Kathy Hocker in exploring how field sketching is used in archaeology, then practice observational drawing and creating hypotheses for yourself. Call the Museum at 465-2901 to register.

What to expect

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

December 8, 2018

Needle and Story with Amy Meissner

2018 Solo Artist Amy Meissner will lead a workshop that uses vintage cloth, children's drawings, and basic hand stitches to create an heirloom in conjunction with her solo exhibit. No prior sewing experience is necessary.

January 4, 2019

Chill with the Family Fair

Come chill at the APK on the last day of winter break! The staff and volunteers of the Library, Archives, and Museum will share games and activities inspired by our collections.

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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The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum support youth in need by providing bus tokens for children and their parents who require transportation assistance. If your family would benefit from this, please contact the program coordinator.

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2988 to make any necessary arrangements.