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Lunch and Learn Alaska: Folkskills

Noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 1

Bring your lunch and join Folkskills’ co-founder John Moriarty who will share information about bow hunting as it relates to Alaska lifeways. John Moriarty is a bowhunter and an advocate for quiet, low-impact hunting. He’ll talk about hunting opportunities and regulations in Alaska, as well as the importance of hunting for ethically-minded eaters and foodies in the state. He’ll also discuss some basics of both modern and traditional archery.

Folkskills is an Alaska-based web platform that connects teachers and students of traditional skills for small, in-person workshops. Folkskills works to spread skills of cultural importance, build community and encourage people to do things in the real world rather than solely in our digital spaces.

Lunch and Learn Alaska offers history and context around Alaska lifeways. Each session combines the museum collection and exhibitions with local expertise. Learn a new skill and get a taste of Alaska. $7, members receive a 10 percent discount.

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Folkskills

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Mask and Story

Noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 8

Bring your lunch, and join Bethel-born Yup’ik-Inupiaq maskmaker and storyteller Jerry Silvauuq F. Lieb Jr. as he shares his stories and and demonstrates the art of making spirit masks, drums and carvings. Lunch and Learn Alaska short classes offer history and context around Alaska life. Each session combines the museum collection and exhibitions with local expertise. Learn a new skill and get a taste of Alaska. $7, members receive 10 percent discount.

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Mask and Story

Family Art Class: Wildlife Painting

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17

Explore Alaska's diverse wildlife in this collaborative family class. Children and parents will create portraits of animals together using water-based paint and collage. Best for artists of all skill levels ages 5 and up. Taught by artist Karl Koett. All supplies provided. $10 per registrant, members receive 10 percent discount.

Family Art Class: Wildlife Painting

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Salmon

Noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 29

Bring lunch or purchase lunch from the atrium kiosk, and join Alaska experts as they share stories and knowledge about Alaska salmon. More than a food source, every aspect of the salmon is usable. Salmon skin is resilient and used to make wallets, belts and more. Lunch and Learn Alaska short sessions offer history and context around Alaska life. Each class combines the museum collection and exhibitions with local expertise. Learn a new skill and get a taste of Alaska. $7, members receive a 10 percent discount.

Lunch and Learn Alaska: Salmon

Family Art Class: Family Trees

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22

Celebrate growth and family in this creative afternoon class. Using water-based paint and collage, families will collaborate to create their family tree detailing relationships, histories and important places. All supplies provided; just bring creativity. Best for all artists and non-artists ages 5 and up. Taught by local artist David Pettibone. $10 per registrant, members receive 10 percent discount.

Family Art Class: Family Trees