Project Designation: Graphic Design for Tweens and Teens

For three weeks in June, a group of extremely smart and motivated teen girls came to Pasadena Public Library to teach kids between the ages of 10 and 14 how to do graphic design using free websites like Pixlr and using art media like pens, pencils, markers, scissors and more. Here is a video about the third week, where they created packaging for a product and charms for themselves. In other classes, they did things like create and upload a font that they could use. The teens had beautiful powerpoint presentations to teach the kids about the terms and concepts of graphic design, and creative hands-on activities like games to help reinforce what kids learned.

Here are some photos and a video from the third week:

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We were very lucky to be offered a chance to host this class, and we know our patrons were lucky, too! For more info about Project Designation you can find them at http://projectdesignation.tumblr.com/ and for more about Pasadena Public Library’s free programs visit http://pasadenapubliclibrary.net.

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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