August 19, 2018

Special Comic Book & Graphic Novel Making Class For Kids Ages 10-18

Join Girdwood Fine Arts Camp for this special week long intensive focused on writing and drawing graphic novels and comics. For 4 hours a day students will work with experienced comic and writing professionals (class is 10a-4p daily with a one hour lunch). Students will be introduced to drawing techniques including character design, perspective and thumbnailing from media professionals. For ages 10-18. 
The class will be led by visiting artist John G. John, a Cleveland based cartoonist known for his work on the Lake Eerie Monster, will be accompanied by Anchorage based journalist Julia O’Malley and cartoonist Lee Post.
Julia will teach writing alongside John, taking what she knows about breaking down complex stories and finding what is important and compelling, and translating it to plotting graphic fiction. Lee will share his unique style of character design and other drawing tricks, many of which he has honed through other teaching artist gigs.
Held at the Girdwood Community Room
Mon- Fri, August 6-10 from 10am-3pm
Cost: $250

Summer Programs for Kids & Adults Open Now

Check out our Summer Program Guide 2018!  Registration is open now, and camps are filling up. Keep your kids active and engaged all summer long!  We offer everything from Wilderness Survival Camp, to Summer Playground programs for little ones, to Outdoor Soccer. And don’t forget about Girdwood Fine Arts Camp. For adults we have a Water Safety Series taught by a local expert. Educate, engage and enrich yourself with Four Valleys Community School!

Alyeska Snow Classic Winner 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Alyeska Snow Classic winner Christi Davidson! Her guess of 2.76 feet was the only correct guess. Her split the pot winnings will be $1600. Thank you all who supported us by purchasing tickets! The Alyeska Snow Classic is a split the pot fundraiser Four Valleys Community School. Proceeds are used to fund our scholarship programs, support our active and learning opportunities, and sponsor community events. We love Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage and cannot wait to create even more programs for our community!

Four Valleys Community School Board of Directors Seat

If you believe in strengthening community and life-long learning, Four Valley Community School is looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and further our mission of providing community education to the residents of Girdwood, Bird, Indian and Portage. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership one evening a month  and are interested in exploring this opportunity, e-mail Catherine at

Please come to our next Board meeting on Thursday May 3rd so that you can meet the FVCS Board, see how our meetings are run and ask questions. This is our last meeting until September. Please join us from 7-9p at the Girdwood K-8 School this Thursday May 3rd!