Sum’Arts for Kids 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 literary & visual arts. 

 

For the summer of 2020, Sum’Arts will follow a distance delivery model. Registered families will pick up a unique kit of arts supplies designed to support the activities of each class. Students will meet with teaching artists via Zoom in small group settings. A typical class will include five x one-hour mini lessons with lots of support and ideas for being creative at home! 

july

Hand Lettering

with Brianna Gibbs and martha Sager

Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17

10 am to 11 am daily on ZOOM

Ages 9 and up | $35

Learn how to elevate your writing to the next level! Explore block letters, simple and weighted cursive, fun fonts, 3D techniques and more. This supply kit includes pencils, markers, a ruler and eraser, and practice and decorative paper.  Please note this is a repeat of the sold-out class offered in June.

Expressive Drawing with Color

With Bonnie Dillard 

Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 25

10 am to 11 am daily on ZOOM

Ages 8 and up | $35

Get familiar with water-soluble oil pastels in this exploration of creativity and color. In this class, students will take inspiration from the work of expressionist artists and learn how the use of color can sculpt and animate the volume of shapes, convey mood, and create a vibrant atmosphere.

Marine Mosaics take-home kits

With kathy johnson 

Ages 3 and up | $65

Kit Pick-Up: Tuesday, July 14

Create a completely unique mosaic salmon, halibut, starfish, or whale tail with fun take-home mosaic kits. 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, families will return their mosaic creatures to the Auditorium and teaching artist Kathy Johnson will grout them for finishing. Please note there is not a virtual classroom component to this offering; kits are designed to be completed independently. 

Mosaic Drop-off Dates: Thurs., July 16, Mon., July 20, Thurs., July 23, Mon., July 27 from 12 to 1 pm

june

Treasure Hunters

with JoAnne Knight & Martha Sager

Monday, June 1 to Friday June 5

10 am to 11 am daily on ZOOM

Ages 8 to 12 | $35

In this class students will navigate their way through different adventures by making maps, a mixed media canvas, a creative keepsake jar, and poetry all with the focus on TREASURE!! They will receive a supply kit containing everything a pirate would need to complete these fun activities.

Intro to Watercolors

with Summer Christiansen and Denise Anderson

Monday, June 8 to Friday, June 12

10 am to 11 am daily on ZOOM

Ages 9 and up | $35

Explore the wonderful world of watercolor with this introductory class. Students will receive a kit of watercolor paints, brushes, and paper to learn and experiment with watercolor techniques.

Drawing and Color

With Bonnie Dillard and Beth Routzahn

Monday, June 15 to Friday, June 19

10 am to 11 am daily on ZOOM

Ages 8 and up | $35

Students in this class will learn how to train their eye using a perspective method to bring their drawings to life and then add color using oil pastels. Their unique kit includes drawing pencils, colored pencils, oil pastels, mixed media paper, and more!

Hand Lettering

with Brianna Gibbs and Lauren McCausland

Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26

10 am to 11 am daily on ZOOM

Ages 9 and up | $35

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

Flower Power

with Megan Ivanoff and Valerie Dawn

Monday, June 29 to July 3

10 am to 11 am daily on ZOOM

Ages 9 and up | $35

Summer is right around the corner and will be in full bloom for this class! Students will learn fun facts about flowers in Kodiak and around the world. The unique supply kit for this class comes with everything a student needs to press their own flower, paint watercolor flowers, and create beautiful paper flowers. Bring the joy of flowers into your home!

Sum'Arts 2020 FAQs

What is a Sum’Arts online class?

 

For Sum’Arts for Kids 2020, students will meet via Zoom video conference in small groups. Students can see and interact with the teacher and other students, receive personal feedback and instruction from the teacher, participate in live demonstrations, and share their work and ideas.

 

What will I need to participate?

 

The only thing required to participate is a desktop computer with a camera, tablet with a camera, or smart phone with a camera.  Zoom works with all operating systems.

How do I pick up my class arts supplies?

Arts supplies for each class will be distributed at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium every Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm before classes start. For example:

 

Thursday, May 28, 12 to 1 pm: Pick up for Treasure Hunters
Thursday, June 4, 12 to 1 pm: Pick up for Intro to Watercolors

Thursday, June 11, 12 to 1 pm: Pick up for Drawing and Color

Thursday, June 18, 12 to 1 pm: Pick up for Hand Lettering

Thursday, June 25, 12 to 1 pm: Pick up for Flower Power

 

If you are unable to pick up your supplies at the designated times please email Nia at education@kodiakarts.org to arrange an alternative pick up. 

 

Where do I login for my class?

 

Prior to class, families will receive an email with a link to their online class.  During your regularly scheduled class time, click on the link, and you will be connected to the class.  The first time you use ZOOM you will receive instructions to load the application on your device. This takes only a moment before you can join the first class.

 

Where can I learn how to use ZOOM?

 

ZOOM is user friendly and is used by many arts organizations, small businesses, and universities for their classes. ZOOM has a comprehensive help center that can help you get started with joining a meetingWatch the video below to help provide you with an overview. Staff will also provide a basic overview when you attend class. 

 

Can Adults take the classes?

 

Sum’Arts for Kids is a youth arts education program. However, parents and guardians are welcome to create alongside their students at home.

 

Alaska is re-opening. Will you be offering in-person arts camps for kids later in the summer?

 

We are currently not planning to hold in-person camps. We have carefully considered the additional precautions and resources required to keep everyone safe for small group meetings, and the possibility that additional cases in the future will pre-empt cancellations of gatherings. To provide continuity for students and teaching artists, we are putting our time and energy into developing summer programs that can continue to be offered if circumstances and health mandates change. 

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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General Inquiries:
kodiakartscouncil@gmail.com