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Youth Wearable

The Youth Wearable Art Class is Back for 2024!!!

We created this class in collaboration with the Ketchikan After School Program to provide the space and the mentors for youth artists to create and practice Youth Wearable Art pieces to be worn (but not required) at the Youth Wearable Art Show March 23rd! We are so excited to welcome The ARTery's amazing art teacher Abel Piercy as the instructor for the Youth Wearable Art Class! 

Class Schedule:

Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning February 21st, through March 21st
3:30 to 5:30 pm!

Classes will be held in the KAP facility upstairs at the Plaza Mall. Students will be able to leave their work and materials there throughout the duration of the class while they work on their pieces.

Youth Wearable Art Show:
Dress Rehearsal March 22nd, Kayhi Auditorium
Youth Wearable Art Show March 23rd, Kayhi Auditorium


Please call the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council at 907-225-2211 or email

Register below!

Transportation Waiver & Release of Liability Agreement

Please fill out the KAAHC and KAP Activity and Transportation Waiver & Release of Liability Agreement Below


The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council (KAAHC), Ketchikan Afterschool Program (KAP), and its Parent Company Residential Youth Care Inc. (RYC) are non-profit 501C3 organizations. The purpose of this KAAHC and KAP Activity and Transportation Waiver & Release of Liability Agreement is to exempt, waive, and relive Released Parties from any and all liability for any harm, wrongful death, personal injury, property damage, claim or cause of action, including but not limited to liability arising from the negligence of Released Parties. “Released Parties” included the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, Ketchikan Afterschool Program, RYC Alaska Inc., its boards, executives, directors, staff, activity providers and volunteers or other participants, sponsoring agencies, owners, operators and loaners or lessors of vehicles or premises on which an activity takes place.

As Parent/Legal Guardian of the registered student below, I am allowing my student to participate in the "Youth Wearable Art Class" and I acknowledge the following:

I have read and understand the above.

1. Risks of Activity: Participant will be taking part in activities that can be hazardous and involve the risk of physical injury and/or death. The
activities are inherently dangerous and the Undersigned fully realizes the dangers of participating in the activities. The dangers and risks of
the activities include, but are not limited to the condition of the vehicle, the acts, omissions, representations, carelessness, and negligence
of the Released Parties. Recognizing the risks and dangers, the Undersigned voluntarily chooses for Participant to participate in the
activities and expressly assumes all risks and dangers of the participation in the activity, whether or not described above, known or
unknown, inherent or otherwise.

I have read and understand the above.

2. Release of Indemnification: Undersigned (a) unconditionally releases, forever discharges, and agrees not to sue the Released Parties for
any claims or causes of action for any liability or loss of any nature, relating to Participants’ participation or transportation in any Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, and the Ketchikan After School Program events, or activities or presence at such events and areas where they take place. This includes, but is not limited to, claims of negligence, breach of warranty, and/or breach of contract that the Undersigned may or will have against the Released Parties;
and (b) agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any liability or damage of any kind and from
any suits, claims or demands, including legal fees and expenses whether or not in litigation, arising out of, or related to Participant’s
participation in such events or activities or the Participants presence on or travel to the premises where such events or activities take

I have read and understand the above.

3. Medical Treatment: Undersigned understands that the Released Parties do not have medical personnel available at the location of the
activities or in transport. Undersigned hereby grants the Released Parties permission to administer first aid or to authorize emergency
medical treatment, if necessary. Undersigned understands and agrees that any such action by the Released parties shall be subject to the
terms of this agreement and Released Parties when administering first aid or authorizing others to do so. Undersigned understands and
agrees that the Released Parties do not assume responsibility for any injury or damage which might arise out of or in connection with such
authorized emergency medical treatment.

I have read and understand the above.

4. Miscellaneous: Undersigned agrees (a) Participants will not engage in any activities prohibited by any applicable laws, statutes,
regulations, and ordinances; (b) this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Alaska and the exclusive jurisdiction and
venue for any claim shall be located in the state courts; (c) this Agreement shall be binding upon the subrogors, distributors, heirs, next of
kin, executors, and personal representatives of the Undersigned; (d) this Agreement shall be construed as broadly as permitted by
applicable law; and (e) that in the event that any clause or provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid by any court or
competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this agreement.

I have read and understand the above.

We often receive requests from newspapers, magazines, and authors for publicity photos for the Youth Wearable Art Show. Publishers require proof of the model’s consent to have his/her image published. Therefore, we are asking for your permission to use photos from the 2024 Youth Wearable Art Show for future publicity requests, and for promotional efforts This includes but is not limited to the artist/model’s name, picture, portrait, photograph, or recording, including composite or altered representations, live streaming and airing on KPUTV, for the purpose of publicizing or advertising the Youth Wearable Art Show. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, which may be created in connection therewith. I approve the foregoing and waive any rights in the premises.

I have read and understand the above.


All supplies will be provided but Youth Artists are encouraged to bring supplies they are excited and inspired by! Space will be provided to store supplies and Wearable Art Pieces on location for the duration of the Class!!!

Important dates

February 21st - March 21st, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Classes will be held twice a week Wednesdays and Thursdays after school at the KAP location upstairs in the PLAZA Mall

If Youth Artists would like to participate in the Youth Wearable Art Show these dates should be marked on your calendar now!

Friday, March 22, 2024
MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL, Kayhi Auditorium. This may become open to volunteers, and as an "artist comp" event - plan accordingly!!! Models are required to wear the entire Wearable Art piece.

March 23rd, 2024
Evening performance Kayhi Auditorium!!! Invite your friends and family to buy tickets for the performance!

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