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Valisa Higman, Artist in Schools at Seldovia, April 2023

Valisa Higman and Jenifer Cameron at Susan B. English School, April 2023. “The projects included creating painted topography lines and printed map “pins” depicting activities and places enjoyed by the…

J. Leslie, Artist in Schools at Sterling Elementary, April 2023

“The residency focused on creating art with geometric patterns for 142 students and nine teachers. I used my style of painting as an example of how geometry can be used…

Sharlene Cline, Artist in Schools at Soldotna Elementary, April 2023

Homer painter Sharlene Cline, describes her residency, April 17-28,2 023 “My aim was to teach layering which is not usually found in schools until high school. Resist painting was next,…

Eddy Wood, Artist in Schools at Chapman, March 2023

Champan School, Anchor Point, Principal Eric Hart reported  on the success of our recent 2-week residency program, which was designed to provide a unique learning experience for elementary school students.…

Jimmy Riordan, Artist in Schools at Razdolna, February 2023

Book artist, Jimmy Riordan, worked with the elementary students at Razdolna, February 20-24, 2023, teaching them various bookmaking skills, some folded-paper games, and for grades 2-5, how to assemble their…

David Kaufmann, Artist in Schools at Little Fireweed, February 2023

LITTLE FIREWEED ACADEMY, Homer:   David Kaufmann led a residency February 20-25, exploring clay with Kindergarten through second-graders. He describes, “We took a field trip to the beach and hiked…

Deland Anderson, Artist in Schools at West Homer Elementary, February 2023

“Recently the students of West Homer Elementary were fortunate to host Homer artistDeland Anderson for an Artist in Schools residency. During his time here Deland taughtthe“ditdot” style of painting with…

David Brame at Flex, February 2022

“Artists in Schools was a fantastic program. I facilitated a student lead mural development art project at FLEX High school in Homer, AK. I did this project in conjunction with…

Dave Kaufmann at Homer High School, May 2021

Overview of the unit: Advanced ceramics students at Homer High School will learn the art and craft of plaster mold making and slip casting. After demonstration and explaining the process,…

Kim McNett at Paul Banks Elementary, May 2021

Three second grade classes at Paul Banks participated in a week-long Artist in the Schools Program through the Bunnell Street Arts Center. The residency gave our students an opportunity to…

Sharlene Cline Fireweed Academy, March 2021

Kachemak Bay Sea Creature Sculptures Little Fireweed will dive into the world of sea creatures and create a Kachemak Bay installation, hanging from their yurt’s ceiling, of large salmon sculptures,…

Sharlene Cline Fireweed Academy, February/March 2021

Sharlene worked with the students at Big Fireweed for two weeks before Spring Break. She guided the students through a project designing and creating a ceramic bonsai pot. As part…

Gail Baker at Fireweed Academy, March/April 2020

Fireweed Academy hosted Artist Gail Baker for a mask making project. The students started by drawing an idea of what they wanted to create followed by a one-on-one brainstorming session…

Crystal Soyangco at Kaleidoscope, January 2020

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science was proud to host Crystal Soyangco as an Artist in Residence teaching Hawaiian Dance and Song. Crystal worked with every student at our K-5…

Art Koeninger at Flex, January 2020

“During AIS with Art Koeninger, one student, in particular, grew both creatively and in skill. This student is a senior at Flex and found a personal connection with the metalwork,…

Jeff Szarzi at Flex, April 2019

“The Artists in the Schools (AIS) program has been an integral part of the arts education experience at Flex for a number of years. The annual residency introduces students to…

Sankofa Dance Theater at Kaleidoscope, January 2019

“It was with great pleasure that Kaleidoscope School of the Arts and Science hosted the Sankofa Dance Theatre this January. Our School belief that arts help to engage students, provide…

Deb Piper at Paul Banks, February 2019

Sharlene Cline at Big Fireweed, January 2019

Sharlene will help to work with the Rotary Club to create banners under the theme of Friendship without Boundaries. The banners will be created by students using acrylic paint and…

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…

Daniel Perry, AIS at Paul Banks, Ongoing

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…

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…

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…

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…

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