Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museums
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.
We're pleased to announce that we've received a City and Borough of Juneau Youth Activity Grant to continue this program for fall 2022 through spring 2023.
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Learn how natural dyes intertwine art and science and create your own dyed yarn with Tlingit weaver Lily Hope. Lily is an artist, teacher, and community facilitator who specializes in Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving and has taught natural dye techniques, spinning, and weaving both locally and internationally.
Space is limited and registration is encouraged - reserve your spot by filling out the registration form.
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of activities at the APK! We'll be set up out in the plaza (weather permitting). No registration required and families may drop in any time.
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 the program coordinator to discuss.
In May/June of 2022, nine teens participated in a film intensive to create mini-documentaries inspired by the Museum's summer exhibit, Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work, led by Marie Acemah of See Stories. See all nine films on the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museum's YouTube.
In January 2021, participants in the Youth Activity program looked back on 2020 and worked together to create the collaborative digital exhibit, Life in the Year 2020.
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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) 465-2912 a week in advance to make any necessary arrangements.