PUBLISHED: 11:45 AM on Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Community Arts Celebration
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Commons was turned into a gigantic art workshop on Saturday, Jan. 29, when the non-profit organization Art in the Schools opened the doors for the community's children to come and try their hand at a variety of art forms, from clay and pottery to tempera paints, basket weaving, and glass mosaics.

  Little Sage Walker found her medium and spent 45 minutes painting with tempera paints.

  Constance Hartle, multi-talented artist who has worked with students in the Juneau school system for years, demonstrated oil painting.
The event was very well-attended, with every seat in the house taken by eager kids (or parents), and children standing around the full tables patiently waiting their turn. Food was available for purchase, but all take-home art projects were free.
The event was co-sponsored by the Alaska State Museum, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Tlingit and Haida, JDHS Art Club, elementary EL art students, and the Ravenstail Weaver's Guild.

  Weaver Vicki Soboleff demonstrated Ravenstail weaving while visitors could try their hand at basketweaving, courtesy of Raven's Tail Weavers Guild.

  Marcia Liliedahl worked alongside Emilyanne Lohrey on a large weaving project that, when finished, will tour Juneau schools.

  Shay McCormick tried his hand at printing.