• Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Main Phone: (907) 742-0151 | Fax: (907) 742-0173 
    Location: 4129 Bullard Avenue JBER, Alaska 99506

Services Offered

    • Art Curriculum: Based on Adopted State and National Arts Standards
    • Professional Development for K-12 Art Faculty
    • Direct Teacher Support
    • Administrative Support regarding Art Curriculum, Materials, and Activities
    • Initiate and Coordinate Curriculum Focused Community Events
    • Support of School Business Partnerships
    • Work with Budget and Purchasing
    • Advocate for Art Education - ASD and the Community

Assistant Director - Leah Maltbie

  • Leah Maltbie, Assistant Director of Fine Arts
    Phone: (907) 742-0151

    Katie West, Administrative Assistant



Department Overview

  • The purpose of the Anchorage School District Visual Art Program, K-12, is to provide every child with a well rounded, sequential, and comprehensive art education. Through studies in the arts, students will gain the essential knowledge as defined by the district, state, and national standards in the arts. Education in the visual arts and through the arts is essential for the 21st century, and a complete approach to learning includes a cumulative visual arts education for grades K-12.


    A comprehensive, articulated arts education program engages students in a process that helps them develop their self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperative teamwork, and self-motivation necessary for success in life. It is the goal of the district’s Visual Arts Program to ensure all students have access to a rich education and understanding that the arts provide.


    All ASD elementary students receive art twice a month. They are engaged in a rich curriculum including: drawing, painting, printmaking, painting, fiber, sculpture, ceramics, collagé, and art/cultural appreciation.


    As students move on to the middle and high school levels, they can continue their visual arts education through a variety of survey courses designed to enhance the development of artistic skills, style, technique, and comprehension. Content specific advanced courses are available to high school students to further develop their art potential, including pottery, metal-smithing/jewelry, and advanced painting. In addition, opportunities are available such as art competitions, exhibits and enrichment programs.