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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.

Coming soon

Making Picture Books

Saturday, April 27, noon-3 pm

In association with Alaska Robotics Mini-Con. Alaskan authors and illustrators will be leading a multi-part workshop on making picture books. Drop into a single session or stay for the whole thing! This activity is recommended for ages 9 and up. Registration is not required, but participation will be limited to the space available.

12 - 1 pm: Self Publishing Picture Books with Inari Kylanen and Lee Post

Learn how to assemble a book from scratch. Inari and Lee will teach participants how to create a book dummy that they can fill in with their text and illustrations.

1 - 2 pm: Writing Picture Books with Hannah Lindoff

Hannah will teach participants how to turn an idea into a story meant to be illustrated by yourself or someone else.

2 - 3 pm: Illustrating Picture Books with Michaela Goade and Lucas Elliott

Lucas and Michaela teach participants how to turn words into images and design characters that can carry a story.

Register now!

Dinosaur Drawing with Ray Troll

Saturday, May 4

2:00-4:00 pm

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. Call the Museum at 465-2901 to register. Registration is required in order to participate.

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.

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) 465-1300 to make any necessary arrangements.