Programs for Adults

Explore the theme of your choice and experiment with color, texture and material. No previous experience necessary.
Enjoy dessert and hot drinks. See collections. Create your own works of art with professional instruction.
Registration now open online! Register here.

Inspired by the museum’s natural history collections, explore naturalist drawings and make your own copper plate print.

Instructor: Karinna Gomez, Curatorial Assistant of Fine Arts, UAMN
When: Monday, August 10 and Wednesday, August 12, 6-8pm
Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab
Cost: $100 (non-members) / $90 (members)* 

*Includes art instructor, superior art materials, light refreshments and access to the museum.
For a better experience, group size is limited to 10 participants.




Explore abstract art through different techniques inspired by the museum's special exhibit: VOGEL 50x50.
Create your own collage on wood panels an try color wash painting.

Instructor: Mareca Guthrie, Curator of Fine Arts, UAMN
When: Monday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 29, 6-8pm
Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab
Cost: $100 (non-members) / $90 (members)*

Images: JA#25, S.Antonakos (left. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2008.281) ; Specimens & copperplate by K.Gomez.

Past Offerings

WORKSHOP: Preserving Your Family Photos
If you're like many families, you have boxes of slides, prints, video tapes and perhaps reels of film in a closet or basement. They likely contain decades of family memories - irreplaceable memories that are slowly degrading and fading with time. This workshop will give you practical strategies and skills for preserving, restoring and displaying your images so that they will be around for your great-grandchildren to enjoy. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their prints, negatives, tapes and films for evaluation.
Workshop topics: How to evaluate material for effective preservation; simple, non-technical knowledge for saving your photos; how to survive the digital migration nightmare; simple Photoshop techniques for restoring images.
Instructor: UAMN Curator of Film Leonard Kamerling

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015; 5-7pm

Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Cost: $25 non-members, $20 members

Course designed for adults. Open to 15 years and up.

This workshop has passed. Thanks for your interest!

Public Domain Image: FDR and Family at Campobello, 1913 (NARA). National Archives.



The Science of Museum Collections
Enjoy a museum sampler! Discover collections and the science behind them. Explore a new subject each week. Curators and collections managers will share interesting facts about specimens they are charged with collecting, cataloging, conserving, and researching. Featured this session will be mammals, insects, fishes, genomic resources (DNA and frozen tissues), and earth sciences (fossils and dinosaurs). Included will be tours of the UA Museum of the North collections and laboratory spaces plus hands-on activities presented by museum education. Enrollment limited to 16.

Instructors: Aren Gunderson, UAMN Mammals Collections Manager (Mar.4); Derek Sikes, UAMN Curator of Insects (Mar.11); Kyndall Hildebrandt, UAMN Genomic Resources Collections Manager (Mar.18); Andr
és Lopez, UAMN Curator of Fishes (Mar.25); Patrick Druckenmiller, UAMN Curator of Earth Sciences (Apr.1); Jennifer Arseneau, UAMN Manager of Education & Public Programs

When: Session I + add-on: March 4-April 1, Wednesdays 3-4:30pm

Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Preserving Your Photos and Films
Learn about the museum’s film collection and then delve into strategies for preserving and restoring your own slides, prints, videos, and film. Protect and preserve your irreplaceable visual memories for yourself and future generations to enjoy. Bring samples of your prints, negatives, or films for evaluation. Enrollment limited to 15.

Instructor Leonard Kamerling, UAMN Curator of Film and UAF Professor of English, is an award winning documentary filmmaker and specialist in film preservation.

When: Session II: April 16 & 23, Thursdays 3-4:30pm -OR- April 30 & May 7, Thursdays 3-4:30pm

Where: UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab


Cost: OLLI is a non-credited educational program for adults age 50+ and their companions. Membership is $35 per person, valid for the calendar year, and classe registration fees are $15 per class or $150 for unlimited classes for the calendar year.

Register through OLLI: online registration opens in February 2015, For more information, call (907) 474-6607 or email the OLLI office at .



Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake, Colorado, 2013 Don your snowshoes and join Sonja Hinrichsen to create large scale art using snow as the canvas. Hinrichsen is a 2015 artist-in-residence at Denali National Park and Preserve. She has created snow art with community partners all over the world. See her website at:

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015; 10:30am

Where: Fairbanks Experiment Farm on West Tanana Drive on the UAF campus

Cost: Free

Best for older teens and adults.

This event has passed. Thanks for your interest! View the artwork at the UAF Farm for yourself from the museum's windows or see pictures online.

Presented by the National Park Service in partnership with the UA Museum of the North and the UAF Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station.




Be sure to check our events calendar for other opportunities like movies and presentations.
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