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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

iPhone Photography

Saturday, January 25, 1-3 pm

Grades 6-12

Join local photographer Ben Huff to learn the art of taking photos with an iPhone. Participants will go on a photo-taking walk around downtown Juneau, then return to the classroom and learn how to sequence their photos into a piece of photographic art that tells a story. Registration is required. Call the Alaska State Museum at 465-2901 to register.

Coming soon

Printmaking with Sara Tabbert

February 8, 10-noon (ages 6-9) and 1-3 pm (ages 8-12)

Join artist Sara Tabbert for a tour of her exhibit, Lowlands, and then learn printmaking techniques to create your own relief prints. This activity will be messy so participants should wear art-appropriate clothing. Space is limited and registration is highly recommended. Call the Museum at 465-2901 to register.

Registration form

If you want to save yourself a few minutes on the day of the workshop, you can print and fill in this form at home. This form is good for the 2019-2020 school year.

What to expect

Students should be prepared to participate for the full duration of the workshop unless it is designated as a drop-in activity. Participants 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. 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.

Collage of participants at the youth activity workshops

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.

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) 465-1300 to make any necessary arrangements.