Baltuck to lead kids workshop at Alaska State Museum

Juneau artist Constance Baltuck will lead “Power Steering the Color Wheel,” a workshop for kids, this weekend at the Alaska State Museum. The event coincides with Baltuck’s solo exhibit, which opened on First Friday at the museum, and is part of a series organized to offer students a chance to learn about the tools, materials and techniques associated with the museum’s solo exhibitions from the artists themselves.

Baltuck will discuss sketching and mixing colors and using the two to create paintings. Classes are divided by age group into two Saturday sessions: 10 a.m.- noon for Kindergarten through second-grade students, and 1-5 p.m. for third- to fifth-grade students. Pre-register by calling the museum at 465-2901.

The 2011 season marks the 14th year the workshops have been offered. December’s activities will be “Designing Heroes and Villains!” with Juneau illustrator and visual artist Averyl Veliz, and “Alaska Action Figures” with Juneau portrait doll maker Mary Ellen Frank.

Hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted winter admission is $3. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge.



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