Sum' Arts for Kids, held annually from June to August, provides quality and affordable arts instruction to youth. For more than three decades, the program has engaged local teaching artists to work with Kodiak kids in theatre, music, dance, and the visual arts.

 

In 2018, the program included 32 class offerings with more than 260 young people enrolled. Complete details of the 2019 program, and online registration, will be available in the spring of each year. Financial aid scholarships are available with early registration.

 

The Kodiak Island Borough School District, our long standing partner in this program, provides facilities for classes, and works with the Arts Council to offer professional development opportunities for teaching artists through the year.

Quick links to 2018 downloads:

june

Momma and me Driftwood Blocks

With Hailey Davis

June 4, June 6, June 8

Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages 2 to 4 with a parent or guardian

Join us for this special class designed just for your little learning artist. Children ages 2-4 will create their own set of driftwood blocks. Each artist will receive 15 blocks that they will paint, decorate, and personalize with non-toxic milk paint. When the painting is complete, the blocks will be sealed with beeswax to give them a safe and lasting finish. This class is designed for parent participation and moms/dads/guardians will be helping their littles along the way.

Theatre Games

With Jared griffin & Kathy Simpler

June 4 to June 15

Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1st Grade to 4th Grade

Theatre Games will help kids explore creativity and collaboration through improv acting, creating a stage space, physical characterization, and other theatre techniques. Camp emphasis will be on sharing ideas, having fun, and building scenarios together. 

illustrations with BLock printing

With Jen foster & Lauren McCausland

June 4 to June 8

Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th Grade to 8th Grade

Learn how to illustrate your own story with linoleum block printing.  Try your hand at multi layered prints using different colors and techniques to create depth and detail. 

Contemporary Dance

with kathleen schoeneck

June 4 to June 8

Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th Grade to 8th Grade

Students will learn expressive dance movements that combine elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Students will learn to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements, and a short routine.

Reader's Theatre

with jared Griffin

June 4 to June 8

Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th Grade to 8th Grade

In this class, students will explore scripts, perform in groups, and practice using their voice to depict characters from texts. Free from the pressure of memorizing lines, students can focus on character creation, theme, flow, and pacing

Mosaic fish

with kathy johnson

June 9

Saturday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 3-18

Students will create a mosaic salmon or halibut with colorful glass tiles, squiggles, and nuggets. Parents of students 8 years of age and younger are required to accompany their child. Instructor will grout fish and return to students at a later date.

kodiak youth theatre camp

with trisha bartel

June 11 to June 29

Monday to Friday | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5th Grade to 9th Grade

Explore creative drama and acting in a supportive place where we communicate, take chances, and share ideas. In this 3-week camp, students will learn about all the elements needed to put together a theatre show, and become familiar with the resources of our local performing arts facility - the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Students will participate in auditions and develop their onstage characters through rehearsals, and help plan and design stagecraft elements including sets, costumes, and props. Students interested only in theatre tech (backstage / non-performing) are welcome and encouraged to join. The camp will end with a performance for family & friends on Saturday, June 30.

wooden peg People

with hailey davis

June 11 to June 15

Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1st Grade to 4th Grade

In this class each young artist will create a collection of wooden peg dolls/people, custom painting each doll into the characters of your child’s imagination. Students will add a sealing finish to make them last for years of creative play.

Game construction

with megan ivanoff

June 11 to June 15

Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

1st Grade to 4th Grade

Students will create, build, and paint their own customized wooden game board. Once the game boards and game pieces are constructed, students will enjoy games with and against one another. 

Paint a salmon

with kathy johnson

June 16

Saturday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 3-18

Create a painted salmon out of a plywood cut fish template. Paint, paintbrushes, and other fun utensils will be provided to create a unique, one of a kind, colorful salmon to take home. Please bring a smock or old shirt to wear while painting!

museum take over!

kids become curators: fine arts exhibit

with natalie trenery at the Baranov museum

June 18 to June 22

Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1st to 4th Grade

Students will sketch, paint a Kodiak landscape, write up artist biographies and curate an art display for the public in the temporary gallery space at the Baranov Museum. 
 

museum take over!

kids become curators: artifact exhibit

with natalie trenery at the Baranov museum

June 25 to June 29

Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1st to 4th Grade

During this class students will research a series of artifacts, find a common thread, create descriptions, signage and curate an exhibit in the main gallery space.
 

painting 5 ways

with joanne knight & cynthia mcintyre

June 25 to June 29

Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Join us for five days of painting as we explore local sights to record images in watercolor and acrylic. Students will survey different painting techniques and styles including abstract, still life, and landscapes.

museum take over!

kids become curators: wax museum

with natalie trenery at the Baranov museum

June 25 to June 29

Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

In this class students will create their own characters and narratives to perform oral histories with costumes and props, together building a "wax museum" that comes alive in the Erskine Room

Mosaic fish

with kathy johnson

June 30

Saturday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 3-18

Students will create a mosaic salmon or halibut with colorful glass tiles, squiggles, and nuggets. Parents of students 8 years of age and younger are required to accompany their child. Instructor will grout fish and return to students at a later date.

july

Printmaking

with bonnie dillard & James selvog

July 2, 3, 5, 6

                     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Students will explore positive / negative shape relationships and composition as they create a series of block prints, several mono prints and much experimentation with images, inks and a variety of surfaces.

painting summer

with erica ross

July 2, 3, 5, 6

                     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

1st to 4th Grade

Students will explore how to paint symbols of summer and nature: bubbles, rainbows, the aurora, and a camp fire. The class will integrate science and arts instruction with an emphasis on play and creating summer-themed works.

intro to machine sewing

with kate shoemaker

July 9 to July 13

  Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine. Students will learn how to: thread a needle, rethread machine, replace bobbin, sew straight lines, iron, cut with rotary cutter, and assemble quilt squares. Learn the basics before moving on to create a crazy quilt block. If time allows students will turn their crazy quilt squares into pillows. Bring your own machine or use machine provided. All materials will be provided.

treasure hunters unite

with amarie young & Joanne knight

July 9 to July 13

  Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1st to 4th Grade

Sunken treasure, hidden treasure, cultural treasures; join us for a week of exploring, art making, and finding & hiding treasures. Students will decorate treasure chests to fill with paintings, jewelry and dream catchers.

kids yoga

with maya edgerly

July 9 to July 13

  Monday to Friday | 1p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

This class is a mixture of yoga movement, games, mindfulness activities, journaling, relaxation, crafts, and weather permitting, outdoor activities. Kids yoga is a great way to increase flexibility, balance, strength, self-awareness, and mental focus, all while having fun in a noncompetitive and positive environment.

storytelling for radio

with kmxt

July 9 to July 13

  Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Students will learn the art of radio interviewing, sound editing, and story producing in this one week intensive at KMXT-FM. Think This American Life - Kodiak style!

exploring pointillism

with carrie pigage & Chrissy Ensley

July 16 to July 20

  Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1st to 4th Grade

Students will be introduced to pointillism, which is a technique of painting using small, distinct dots of color in patterns to form an image. Students will use various materials to learn different techniques and will come away from the class with several masterpieces.

musical theatre performance

with lissa woodbury jensen

July 16 to July 27

  Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th Grade and Up

In this camp students will explore short scenes, songs, and choreography from various musicals in a revue format. Students will receive one-on-one coaching in acting, singing, and dancing, and will have the chance to perform excerpts from famous musicals in a showcase for family and friends. 

Portraiture

with erica ross

July 16 to July 20

  Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Students will be introduced to and discuss the Portrait Gallery and famous portrait painters. Then students will begin their own portrait sketches and develop their own acrylic painted portrait  piece through guidance from the instructor.

introduction to Ballet

with kathleen schoeneck

July 23 to July 27

  Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1st to 4th Grade

Dancers will learn basic ballet movements and positions of the body as well as the vocabulary that goes along with them. A short routine will be taught and performed at the end of the session. 

watercolored kodiak

with carrie pigage & summer christiansen

July 23 to July 27

  Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Students will participate in a Kodiak inspired watercolor course focused on the basics of watercolor, color mixing, and techniques you can use to create Kodiak landscapes and or wildlife.

into the wild

with erica ross

July 23 to July 27

  Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

1st to 4th Grade

Students will be lead through a discussion on animals that define themselves; ie: strength, predator/prey, nurturing, and different characteristics that they can relate to their own personality/character traits. Students will then sketch and create an acrylic painting to demonstrate their own, personal “spirit animal” that they can relate themselves to.

3d flowers

with megan ivanoff

July 30 to August 3

  Monday to Friday | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Students will learn how to make and construct 3 dimensional paper flowers ranging from small to large, along with a framed flower and beautiful wooden name sign.

Needle felting

with james selvog

July 30 to August 3

  Monday to Friday | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

5th to 8th Grade

Students will be introduced to the basics of needle felting and using wool roving for felting.  After learning the different processes, students will create their own small, wool sculptures. 

Kodiak Arts Council 
PO Box 1792, Kodiak AK 99615
907-486-5291

Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
722 Mill Bay Road Kodiak Alaska 99615

 

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