Second round of JAHC's Artist in the School Teacher Workshops to be held Saturday

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host the second round of Artist in the School Teacher Workshops this Saturday, Jan. 25, at Mendenhall River Community School. The workshops, designed to help teachers integrate arts across the elementary curriculum, will be held in four 2-hour sessions from 9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. They are open to all teachers in the school district, administrative staff and other people affiliated with the schools. Teachers can also register for a UAS ED credit.


Each session will be taught by a Teaching Artist who is doing an Artists in the School residency in a Juneau school this year. Each Teaching Artist will share arts activities tailored for those in attendance, and leave participants with lesson ideas and curriculum suggestions for extending what occurs in the workshop.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s workshops.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s workshops.

• “The fiber art of felting” with Amy O’Neill Houck, 9-11 a.m.

• “Theatre and Creativity: Ideas for the Classroom” with Roblin Davis, 9-11 a.m.

• “Improvisation” with Shona Strauser, 11:10-1:10 p.m.

• “Exploring History Through Creative Writing” with Geoff Kirsch, 11:10-1:10 p.m.

• “Working with Mosaic with Marianne Manning,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. (maximum of 20 participants)

• “Happening at Once: Making Instinctual Choices to Create an Immediate Image” with Sarah Conarro, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

• “The Video Feedback Experiment” with Julian Bozeman, 3:40-5:40 p.m.

• “Zimbabwean Marimba Workshop for Teachers” with Betsy Sims, 3:40 - 5:40 p.m. (full)

Workshops scheduled for the next session, on March 29, include “The Drama of Science” and “Poetry in Motion.”

The AIS program in Alaska is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and administered by Juneau Arts & Humanities Council in collaboration with the Juneau School District.

This opportunity is also connected to the Juneau Any Given Child initiative, a plan for expanded arts education in the Juneau schools ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. For more, visit

For more information on the workshops, visit


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