The Golden Heart Academy wishes to thank the Fairbanks Arts Association for the generous support in funding the Alaska State Council in the Arts Artist-in-Residence program. We recently hosted a residency at the Golden Heart Academy, a FNSBSD school housed inside the Fairbanks Youth Facility that serves incarcerated youths from all over Alaska. Margaret Donat, an accomplished local painter and sketch artist, spent a week teaching basic shading techniques, drawing and painting watercolor landscape, and sketching and shading facial portraits. This residency expanded the opportunities for our students to develop creatively and provided a new opportunity that they would not have had without the help of the Alaska State Council of Arts and the Fairbanks Arts Association. We are grateful for the dollar support and hope the state of Alaska continues to help finance these excellent organizations so that we may be able to learn from other artists in the future. Thank you very much.

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