AFAA: Where Art Meets Life

What’s Going On This Week?
 unnamedOpenings for Drum & Guitar Students!
Private lessons for all instruments are available on a limited schedule in the Summer 

You now have the option to  RESERVE your child’s spot in any of the AFAA summer camps/intensives with a $50 nonrefundable deposit.  When you register, simply type the camp/camps you are paying the $50 fee for an we will add your child to the reserved list.  The rest of the fee will be due no later than the first day of camp.
Reserve their spot here

Sign up for camps here

auditionnoticeCome and Audition for our 2015 Season!
The Little Mermaid
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Sorry, Wrong Chimney
Hansel & Gretel +The Princess & the Pea
The Music Man
Art with Kenna SingleKenna’s Art Class
will continue through June!
Featured media will be art made with things found in nature
End of the Month Paint Parties:
$35 in advance, $40 at the door

May 28th at 7:00 p.m.
End of the month Paint Party with AFAA resident artist Kenna Bates. This month’s painting is of an Alaskan moose!
June 25th at 7:00 p.m.
For the love of June, this paint party is headed outside! This class will be taking place at the AFAA property on Talarik. Image will be of your choosing based on the nature that surrounds you. Great for the artsy kid that may not like to go outside! Bug spray will be provided.
more info & registration for all classes here

What Goes On EVERY Week?...

Children’s Choral Ensemble
Every Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Children ages 5-12 years of age will sing their way through
different types of music all while building confidence
and making new friends!

Art with KENNA!
Every Thursday
Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Art in Theater
Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Advanced Painting
Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
more info & registration for all classes here

Community Orchestra
Community Orchestra now meets on
Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Available for weddings & other public events!

What Can I Look Forward To?...


New Self Health Movement
Hosted By: Alexandra Roach
Monday June 15th @ 7:00 p.m.
Jitter’s Cafe in Eagle River
The AFAA is proud to welcome the Self Help Movement which will meet every third Monday of each month . Hosted by Alexandra Roach, local author and professional health coach, we invite you to come and delve into your healthy side.
This event is free and open to the public.
(will be held every 3rd Monday of the month)
Healing The Military Soul
Reading & Signing w/Alexandra Roach
May 28th @ 7:00 p.m.
Alaska Fine Arts Academy
Register Here
Healing the Military Soul – How Warriors Can Regain Strength from Within targets the current health crisis in this country, which does not stop at the ranks of our Armed Forces.  Demands on the military grow; so does their pain.  Who cares?  Alexandra Roach does.  She writes from a heartfelt perspective and captivates the reader with personal accounts every military member can relate to.  These stories provide the backdrop that supports her proposal of integrating holistic health practices to strengthen active duty military personnel and their families.

Alexandra provides insight on how  service members and their families can:
– Take control of their own health
– Free themselves from depression, PTSD, and chronic pain

From micro to macro – if each individual is physically and emotionally strong, vital, and energetic, the entire military will be too.  This creates Tomorrow’s Power for our nation.




Dance Camp
May 29th – July 17th
Fridays 9am – 4pm
Register Here (please check dates carefully)
AFAA Dance Camp is for students who love to dance but aren’t sure how! Based on the National Standards of the Arts, each session will focus on two genres. Students will learn how to properly stretch and warm up their muscles as well as basic dance terminology that will help with auditions for musicals or serve as a jumping off point for dance classes in the fall. Genres include ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Each session is $50 and students must be signed up by Wednesday each week.


Legally Blonde, Jr. – The Musical!
Summer Intensive directed by Holly Lindsay
May 26-June 18th  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Beginnings on a Tuesday; runs Mon-Thurs)
Performances June 19 & 20, 26 & 27 @ 7:00 p.m.
13 years old – 21 years old
Come participate in the summer intensive program that brought you Into the Woods Jr. last summer! A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde JR., follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Adapted for younger performers and based on the popular movie, this show features an upbeat original score that’s sure to leave cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!  Every day students receive an acting class, a voice class, and a dance class. In the afternoons the students work on the show.
Registration: $250
includes t-shirt and lunch on Thursdays


Magic Camp with Don Russell
June 15th-June 18th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Register Here
The AFAA welcomes back friend of the Academy Don “The Magic Guy” Russell. MAGIC CAMP will explore the mysteries of magic, teach magic as a performing art, and provide students with an array of “tricks of the trade” to amaze and amuse family and friends.
End of the week performance on Thursday
showcases students and what they have learned!
Registration: $200
Cost includes a t-shirt, lunch on the last day, and tricks that the children may keep at the end of the camp.


Science + Music=Math Camp
June 22 – 25  
9:00 a.m .- 4:00 p.m.
Register Here
Science + Music=Math Camp explores the connection between sound, rhythm, density, pitch, along with the basic principles of math. Great for students to keep up those math & science skills over the summer!  Curriculum for this camp is in line with
Alaska State Standards and National Standards.
Warning: This camp is MESSY! :)
Director: Lailani Cook
Registration: $200
includes camp t-shirt, lunch on the last day, and all materials. 

Princess & Pirate Music & Drama Camp
June 30-July 2nd
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Register Here
The Alaska Fine Arts Academy cordially invites all princesses & pirates to come sing, dance, act, & create! Students will learn songs from Disney’s Princess & the Frog, Frozen, Peter Pan, & Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. Students will have singing, acting, & dance class in the
morning with art class and rehearsal in the afternoon.
End of the week performance on Thursday.  
Directed by Lailani Cook
Registration: $200
Price includes lunch on final day of camp and camp t-shirt
5 years old – 12 years old


Aladdin, Jr. – The Musical!
Children’s Summer Intensive
July 6th – July 30th
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Register here
This summer intensive is for student’s 5 years old-16 years old. In the mornings students receive a voice class, a dance class, and an acting class. In the afternoons, students work on the show itself.
The story of Aladdin is a shortened version of the Disney tale
with many of the songs we all know and love.
Performances are
July 31, August 1, Aug. 7 , & Aug. 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Regina Lochner
Adviser:  Krystal DeJesus
Registration: $250
includes the camp t-shirt and lunch on Thursdays


String Camps!
July 20th – 23rd 
Beginning/Family Strings Camp
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register Here
AFAA resident Suzuki artist Koy Haven invites beginning string players and their families for a summer jump start to the school year! The Suzuki method begins with listening, focuses on repetition, and requires parent involvement. This nurturing and encouraging environment will help introduce students to music reading and novice musical pieces that will prepare students for their first year of orchestra. $125 which includes all materials, t-shirt, lunch on the last day, and end of the week performance.

Advanced Strings Camp
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register Here
AFAA resident Suzuki artist Koy Haven invites intermediate & advanced strings to participate in this chamber ensemble style music camp. Music reading is required. This camp is designed to help with festival, solo & ensemble, and fall auditions. $125 includes all materials, lunch on the last day, t-shirt, and end of the week performance.


Lego Robotics Camp is back!
August 3rd – TBD
BEGINNING Lego Robotics Camp
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register Here
This camp is for elementary school age kids who love Lego Robotics & want to learn more about Lego Robotics. $200 which includes all supplies, camp t-shirt, and lunch on the last day.

INTERMEDIATE Lego Robotics Camp
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Register Here
This camp is for middle school & high school students who have experience with Lego Robotics. Students will further their knowledge & skills while working as teams to create the ultimate Lego Robot.  $200 which includes all supplies, camp t-shirt, and lunch on the last day.

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