Fractured Films Contest Winners

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Fractured Films Art and Writing Contests. This year, youth ages 8-18 who live or attend school in Pasadena were challenged to put their own spin on a film. All artwork and stories were inspired by characters or scenes from an existing movie […]

DIY Wax Seal

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Instructions adapted from https://www.instructables.com/id/Wax-Seals-From-a-Laser-Cutter/   Supplies Thick acrylic to laser cut – 4.5 mm or thicker A peg, bobbin, or any other item with a flat end to use as a handle Hot glue or 2-part epoxy glue Sealing wax Nonstick spray or oil Laser cutter or Carvey   Make your […]

Young Readers League Art Contest 2018: Age 12-14

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Age 12-14 Category First Place Camille Echeverri Age 14, California School of the Arts Untitled Pen, ink, watercolor; 9 x 12 inches Beautiful. Great composition and details, color and control, use of the various mediums. It’s clean, imaginative, interesting, creative, and humorous. The traveler is ready for a new journey […]

Girls Coding Camp: a Gold Award Project

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Girls Coding Camp: a Gold Award Project by Taleen Berberian Taleen Berberian, a Pasadena Public Library Teen Advisory Board member, proposed and completed a Girls Scout Gold Award Project during the summer of 2018 at three library branches. The following is a summary project.   What is the Girl Scout […]

STEAM 2018 Art Contest

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This year’s teen art contest, challenged artists to explore the theme of STEAM.  Thank you to the art contest judges: library staff members Catherine Hany and Erik Hernandez, and Teen Advisory Board members Denisse Anderson, Genevieve Harvey, and Carolyn Sam. The original artwork is on display in Teen Central at […]

9 Cheap and Easy DIY Gifts

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Short on cash or ideas for holiday gifts?  Here are nine low-cost, easy DIY ideas you can try at home.   Fleece scarf and/or hat Materials: fleece Cost of fleece: $12/yard You can purchase fleece from any fabric store and some craft stores, or reuse something you already have–like an […]

Storyboarding

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A storyboard is a visual story of a film sequence, illustrated panel by panel, like a comic book. During a workshop, teens learned about storyboards and designed their own commercial.  

Tshirt painting

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It’s our annual tshirt painting workshop! Check it out!   Free hand paint it, or make a stencil. Here’s how to make a stencil: (1) method using curtain panels: http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2009/11/i-finally-screen-printed-with-mod-podge.html (2) method using pantyhose:  http://mycalicoskies.blogspot.com/2012/04/52-week-challenge-10-diy-screenprint.html     You might also like

Minds in Motion 2017 — an art show

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The Pasadena Public Library’s Teen Center is pleased to host PCDA’s Teen Buddies/Teen Club young creatives for their 6th annual art show. Teen creatives share their original handmade sensory art forms, photography, personal stories and a short live performance. Professional Child Development Associates is a non-profit organization whose focus is on […]

Filmmaker 101 — Event Recap

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recap by Brittany Romero, age 16 On June 14, “Filmmaker 101” kicked off the summer teen design programs at the Central Library. This program took place in the Studio on 4th and had quite a good turn out. A guest speaker by the name of Diana Keeler from an organization […]