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…

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…