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.
The youth art program is on summer break and will resume in the fall. To receive notifications about upcoming activities, sign up for our e-announcements in the Get Notified box on the right.
We're pleased to announce that we've received a City and Borough of Juneau Youth Activity Grant to continue this program for September 2019 through May 2020.
Learn to draw cool fish, dinosaurs, and more with Ray Troll! Ray will share his special technique of drawing on dark paper with pigment-rich crayons and lead a tour through this summer's special exhibit, Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline. This workshop is open to ages 6-18. Registration opens on Monday, September 16 at 9 am, and is required in order to participate. Call the Museum at 465-2901 to register. We recommend that you speak directly to Museum staff to confirm your registration, because voicemail registration requests may be delayed.
NOTE: This workshop is a duplicate of Ray's May workshop, so kids who participated in May are asked to give others a chance to work with Ray.
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.
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.