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Science Illustration Workshop for kids offered Saturday

Posted: November 1, 2012 - 12:06am

The Alaska State Museum will offer a youth workshop for two age groups on Saturday, an event that coincides with a new solo exhibit “Drawing Animals, Drawing from Nature” by science illustrator Kristin Link.

Link’s exhibit, funded by a Rasmuson Individual Artist Project Award, presents a body of work inspired by field sketches from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, using her training as a naturalist to create accurate representations, elicit emotional responses and share a passion for natural Alaska.

“If I’m not drawing, then I’m probably outside exploring and observing,” Link said in a release.

The workshops, also called “Drawing Animals, Drawing from Nature,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon for grades K-2; and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for grades 3–5. Both workshop sessions are free. Pre-registration is required by calling 465-2901, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

This activity is part of the Friends of the Alaska State Museum’s Exploring the Arts youth activity program and paid for in part by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenue. These workshops explore the museum’s exhibits and offer students an opportunity to work with experts and express their own ideas through hands-on activities.

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