Arts & Crafts

Programs, how-tos, or resources about arts and crafts

Sensory Art & Craft Making

Last Saturday’s Sensory Art & Craft Making  program at Lamanda Park Branch Library made a BIG SPLASH (pun intended).  Over 20 young artists and their families set out to make “sandpaper” starfish, […]

My Picture of Traveling -- art by Kayla Su

One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 1st place Elementary School category Kayla Su Grade 4, Sky Mountain Charter School “My Picture of Traveling” Colored pencils; 8.5 x 11 inches […]

Seeing Beauty From the Clouds -- art by Giulia Bhatia

One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 2nd place Elementary School category Giulia Bhatia Grade 5, St. Rita’s School “Seeing Beauty From the Clouds” Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper; […]

The Mars Traveler -- art by Ace Slavin

One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 3rd place Elementary School category Ace Slavin Grade 3, St. Monica Academy “The Mars Traveler” Colored pencils, tempura, and ink on paper; 18 […]

Light Up Notebooks

On Friday, December 16th, we tried something new: a class on paper circuitry for kids ages 8-12. A total of 24 kids joined us to “hack” their notebooks. I first […]

Project Designation 10/29/16

On Saturday, October 29, we had our Project Designation graphic design class for ages 11-14 in the Studio on 4th. Kids learned some concepts and tricks of graphic design, learned […]

Roald Dahl 100

We had 45 people come to our Roald Dahl 100 Celebration on Tuesday, September 13th, the centennial of Roald Dahl’s birth! Mr. Nick told us all about Dahl’s life and […]

On Thursday, August 25th, while the rest of the library was closed early, kids and their parents were hanging out here in the children’s Story Room learning about paleontology and […]

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 […]

Animals with Attitude!

Yesterday in our Creative Writing for Beginning Readers class, we explored the characters of Beatrix Potter and the concept of personification. We talked about what personification is and came up […]