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Spring Arts

Our Spring Arts program provides quality and affordable arts instruction for youth over Spring Break. For 2021, the program includes the options of four virtual classes over Zoom and two stand-alone take home kits with instructional videos.

Families registered in our Spring Arts classes will pick up their unique kit of arts supplies on Friday, March 12 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm or Saturday, March 13 from 10 am to 2 pm. Classes begin Monday, March 15 and will be one hour per day for five days Monday through Friday.

Spring Arts classes are open to students ages 8 and up. Younger students can sign up for one of the two Take-Home Kits options, but will need support and engagement from a grown up or older sibling to be successful.

Spring Arts Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Arts Flyer (PDF)

Alutiiq Zentangles

with Denise Anderson & Susan Malutin

Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19

 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages 8 and up

$40 tuition (includes supplies)

Students will be able to create art using the art elements of line, shape, and value as they draw "Alutiiq Zentangles." Drawing Zentangles is a fun relaxing way to create beautiful images with structured patterns. The practice of drawing Zentangles provides artistic satisfaction and increases focus, creativity, and curiosity. Students will be able to appreciate and honor Alutiiq culture through representing traditional items, animals, and plants in their artwork. Students will be able to observe and practice the Alutiiq language through daily mini-lessons delivered by an Alutiiq culture bearer.

Hand Lettering

with Brianna Cooper 

Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 8 and up 

$40 tuition (includes supplies)

Learn how to elevate your writing to the next level! Explore block letters, simple and weighted cursive, fun fonts, 3D techniques and more. The supply kit includes pencils, markers, a ruler and eraser, and practice and decorative paper. 

Paper Collage

with Rhonda Horton & Marjorie Solano

Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19

 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Age 8 and up

$40 tuition (includes supplies)

Explore design process to create original compositions in cutout paper collage. Following famous artist Henri Matisse’s technique “drawing with scissors” and contemporary artist-printmaker Rhonda Horton, students will learn the "what and how" to visually organize elements and principle of design for original works of art.

Cartoons and Comics

with Lee Post & Taylor Holen

Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19

 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age 8 and up

$40 (includes supplies)


Comics are a mighty tool for youth to explore illustration and storytelling. Lee Post has developed activities to work with a wide variety of students and ages. The tasks are non-competitive, allowing each youth to find their own success with- out feeling left behind or held back. By using short, fast-paced, cumulative lessons, students put skills in to practice quickly and move past any doubts about their artistic talents, building a lifelong love for creating on their own terms

Marine Mosaics

with Kathy Johnson

Take Home Kit | $65

with instructional video

Create a completely unique mosaic salmon, halibut, starfish, or whale tail with fun take-home mosaic kits. Marine Mosaic take-home kits include a selection of coordinated color tiles and a pre-cut marine form - you add the glue and your artistic touch! Each kit includes materials and instructions to help your student be successful with their mosaic project.


Once completed independently, families will return their mosaic creatures to the Auditorium and teaching artist Kathy Johnson will grout them for finishing.

Ocean-Themed Acrylic Pouring

with Megan Ivanoff

Take Home Kit | $60

with instructional video


Explore the art of acrylic pouring and create abstract masterpieces by experimenting with color and technique. In this special take-home kit students will receive two canvases, two wood cutouts, and a variety of paint (colors vary) for pouring. A companion instructional video will take families through the process of acrylic pouring. Recommended for students ages 8 and up with grown-up support and supervision.

Spring Arts 2021 FAQs

  • What is a Spring Arts online class?

For Spring Arts 2021, students will meet via Zoom video conferencing in small groups. Students can see and interact with the teaching artist and other students, receive personal feedback and instruction from the teaching artist, participate in live demonstrations, and share their work and ideas.

  • What will I need to participate?

To participate students will need a desktop or laptop computer with a camera, tablet (e.g. iPad) with a camera, or smart phone with a camera. Zoom works on all operating systems. All arts supplies will be provided and are included in the cost of tuition.

  • How is a Take-Home Kit different from the classes?

This year we are offering two opportunities - Marine Mosaics and Acrylic Pouring - as stand-alone take-home kits. These kits can be completed any time and do not require participation in a class. There will be instructional videos available to help students be successful with the kits. 

  • How do I pick up my arts supplies?

Arts supplies for all classes and the take-home kits for Marine Mosaics and Acrylic Pouring will be distributed from the Auditorium Foyer on Friday, March 12 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Saturday, March 13, from 10 am to 2 pm. If you are unable to pick up your supplies at the designated times please email Neem at to arrange an alternative pick up.

  • My family lives in a rural community on Kodiak - can my students participate? 

Yes! To participate in the Zoom classes, please register your students by Monday, March 8 and we will mail arts supplies to you at no cost. The Take-Home kits can also be mailed out at no cost.

  • Is there financial aid available to families?

Yes! The KIBSD Federal Programs office supports participation in our Spring Arts classes and kits for families that qualify for the Migrant Education program. All Migrant Education families are eligible and are encouraged to use this form to register through the Federal Programs office.

A no-cost participation option is also available for families facing financial challenges. Families are welcome and encouraged to use the promo code ARTIST in the registration process to register their students for Spring Arts classes and kits for free. Please call the Arts Council at 942-5840 if we can assist with registration and use of the promo code. 

  • I didn't receive a confirmation email - what happened?


Please check your junk and/or spam folders to look for an automated confirmation response from the Kodiak Arts Council. Our ticketing system is called OvationTix. If you cannot locate a confirmation email anywhere in your email inboxes it is likely that your registration was not successfully processed. Please call or text us at 907-942-5840 for assistance or email

  • Can Adults take the classes or complete the kits?

Spring Arts is a youth arts education program. However, parents and guardians are welcome to create alongside their students at home. Grown-up engagement is encouraged with the Take-Home Kits to help students be successful with the project. 

  • My kids are younger than 8 years old - do you have offerings for them?


Our four Zoom classes are open to students ages 8 and older. Younger students can sign-up for one or more of the take-home kits however they will need support from a grown-up to be successful. We also offer a free crafting program designed for littles ages 4 to 8 called Cabin Fever Crafting. We will have extra Cabin Fever Crafting kits available for younger artists during the supplies pick-up windows on Friday, March 12 from 4 to 6 pm, and Saturday, March 13 from 11 am to 2 pm.  

  • Kodiak is in the Green risk level. Why are you not offering in-person classes for kids?

We have been planning the Spring Arts program for many months and needed to plan the program is such a way that we knew could be continued and supported no matter the risk level in the community. For our Sum'Arts for Kids program (June and July 2021) we are working to build a program that includes both in-person and virtual arts camps for students. 

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