Eddie Wood, AIS at Tyonek, May 2018

Eddie Wood, percussion musician, storyteller and dance instructor from Homer, spent a week at the Tebughna High School in Tyonek, Alaska teaching percussion and dance through sound, story, and movement performing arts. Eddie worked with 30 students, ranging from kindergarten…

Graham Dane, AIS at Razdolna, May 2018

Anchorage-based painter Graham Dane, originally from the UK, spent two weeks painting with over 100 children at the rural K-12 school of Razdolna. Graham and students focused on the study of colors and abstract representation of sea creatures, ultimately resulting…

Artist in the Schools Exhibit, May 16 – 30

This exhibit will feature student work created in Bunnell-sponsored Artist in Schools programs from Chapman Elementary School, Firewood Academy, Flex High School, and the Razdolna School. Artists will provide an artist statement and lesson plan for the exhibit and a…

Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt, AIS at Little Fireweed, April 2018

Homer-based mixed media artist Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt worked with teacher and elementary students at the Little Fireweed Academy (kindergarten through second grade) in Homer to create a large-scale mural focusing on Alaskan migrations. During this process, the students learned different painting…

Marjorie Scholl, AIS at Chapman, April 2018

Homer painter Marjorie Scholl worked with pre-K through 8th grade students at Anchor Point’s Chapman School for two weeks this April-May. Marjorie worked with students to create Alaskan animals in tissue paper stencils and tinfoil etchings, as well as a…

Sharlene Cline, AIS at Big Fireweed, February 2018

Sharlene Cline, mixed-media collage artist based in Anchor-Point, worked with Homer Big Fireweed Academy students (third through sixth grade) to document ocean currents through acrylic paintings. The week in residence combined both art and science, with students exploring what causes…

Jocelyn Shiro, AIS at West Homer Elementary, February 2018

Jocelyn Shiro, dancer, is AIS at West Homer Elementary for two-weeks. "Jocelyn worked hard to impart skills in listening to and moving to different rhythms and styles of music, incorporating elements of jazz dance techniques and concepts of level changes,…

Taz Tally, AIS at Flex, February 2018

Taz Tally, photographer from Homer, worked with the Homer Flex High School students for a week in February. The students learned the techniques of creating, critiquing, and editing photographs, and honed group collaboration and communication skills. The students were able to…

Kima and Dasha Hamilton, AIS at Homer High School, January 2018

Kima Hamilton and Dasha Kelly share dynamic approaches to creative working, poetry, spoken word and personal narrative. They work extensively as teaching artists in classrooms, community programs, correctional facilities and social service agencies. “By creatively engaging students in language and…

Daniel Perry, AIS at Paul Banks, Ongoing 2018

Paul Banks Elementary, in collaboration with the Preludes Program, is offering violin instruction to every first grade student for the 2016-2017 school year. In 2017-2018 the program will serve first and second graders, with the intention of adding kindergarten in…

Melissa Shaginoff, AIS at Flex High School, September 2016

“Bones, feathers, porcupine needles, beads and other items covered the tables of Homer Flex’s workshop area as students and staff drilled, threaded and attached components of their art pieces. Melissa Shaginoff, the Kenai-raised artist facilitating the Sept. 8-9 “Objects of…

Margaret Donat, AIS at Sterling Elementary School, April 2017

“Having Mrs. Donat as an artist with our school for two weeks provided many benefits to our students and staff. Students learned multiple watercolor techniques. Classes painted landscapes or ocean creatures. All students were able to create a fused glass…

Kiki Abrahamson, AIS at Big Fireweed Academy, March 2017

 

Elizabeth Ware, AIS at Kaleidoscope School, March 2017

“It was a pleasure to conduct this two-week residency at Kaleidoscope. I worked with a student population of approximately 240 K-5th graders. The teachers were very welcoming and helpful in class management. I used Shakespeare as a catalyst to teach…

Debbie Piper, AIS at Paul Banks Elementary, March 2017

  “Their studio experiences included exploration with clay, discovering the properties and possibilities of clay, experimenting with texture of both man-made and natural objects, slab and pinch pot techniques, as well as using an extruder to make embellishments and adhering…

Jimmy Riordan, AIS at West Homer Elementary, February 2017

Dasha Kelly and Kima Hamilton, AIS at Seward Middle School, January 2017

“This year’s residency in Seward proved a pivotal success; the series has evolved into a art-based community building initiative spanning sixth through twelfth grade. In preparing our curriculum, we first assessed which sessions had already been shared with which grades…

Dahlak Braithwaith, AIS Outreach at Big Fireweed, April 2017

Kim McNett, AIS at Big Fireweed Academy, April 2017

 

Gwendolen Chatfield, AIS at Homer Middle School, Nanwalek, Port Graham and Big Fireweed, May 2017

  "Port Graham and Nanwalek Schools greatly enjoyed and benefited from this residency with Gwendolen Chatfield. Students in these two isoloted, rural K-12 schools have little exposure to artists in general, and especially to those from outside the village, let…

Jeff Szarzi, AIS at Little Fireweed Academy, January 2017

“In conclusion, Jeff Szarzi is a skilled teacher and artist, knowledgeable in his craft and in the world of teaching others. His gentle and cheerful manner worked very well with Fireweed Academy’s younger students. He was at all times in…

Objects of Importance, Workshop by Melissa Shaginoff, September 8-9th

Melissa Shaginoff is of Athabascan and Paiute descent. She grew up on the southern coast of Alaska in the small fishing town of Kenai. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. After working…

Allison Warden AKA “Aku-Matu” Artist in Schools at Nanwalek

Click here to listen to Nanwalek Rap   “I worked with about 80 students, ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade.  We had a community performance at 3pm on Friday and over 50 community members turned out for the performance, including…