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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:

  • Alaska State Library, Archives, & Museum in Juneau will be closed on Monday, Oct. 19.
  • Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Youth Art Activities at the APK: Home

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.

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This workshop is now full and additional requests will be added to the wait list.

Virtual Workshop - Watercolor Postcards with Hollis Kitchin for ages 7-12

Saturday, October 10, 10-11:30 am

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.

What to expect (virtual)

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.

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

Claire Imamura's picture
Claire Imamura
Alaska State Library
Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, & Museum
PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
(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) 465-2912 a week in advance to make any necessary arrangements.