COVID Closure: Due to current local Covid-19 conditions, the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building will remain closed to the public through Saturday October 17, 2020. Watch this space for updates.
Holiday Closure: Alaska Day:
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.
Get inspired by historic Alaska tourism photos from the Alaska State Archives and Historical Collections, learn watercolor painting techniques from local artist Hollis Kitchin, and create your own hand-painted postcard.
Participants need to be able to use Zoom and a webcam. Space is limited—request your spot by filling out the youth activity form. Materials will be provided and pick-up information will be sent when your registration is confirmed.
Hollis Kitchin has an art degree from the University of Alaska Southeast, has exhibited her work at galleries around town, and is a regular demonstrator at Alaska Robotics’ Mini-Con.
Watercolor Postcards with Hollis Kitchin is our first virtual youth workshop. We hope that participants and their adults will help us make a successful transition to the virtual environment by practicing standard Zoom etiquette, like muting oneself when others are talking.
Most materials necessary for this workshop will be provided (check your confirmation email for materials pickup information) but some regular household items will need to be supplied by the participant. We will include a list of those items in the materials packets. Please assemble these items prior to the workshop.
We appreciate your patience as we figure out this new platform and hope that you and your child enjoy the workshop.
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) 465-2912 a week in advance to make any necessary arrangements.