Bookmark Design Contest

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Bookmark Design Contest! The contest was a great success. We had numerous entries with very creative designs. Two designs from each category, eight designs in total, were selected by our library staff judges. The winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed […]

Sketches & More: Hand Lettering, Watercolors, and Graffiti Art

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Sketches and More is a virtual teen program presented in partnership with Armory Center for the Arts and Day One. The workshops are taught by staff from the Armory. Hand Lettering Hand lettering is a form of drawing decorative letters, usually as a way of interpreting or expressing the letters, […]

Painting With Watercolor Pencils

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This summer, we experimented with watercolor pencils. These programs were taught by Pasadena Library staff and for all ages, so families can enjoy these activities together while staying safe at home. If you would like it yourself or try other activities, check out our YouTube page: youtube.com/pasadenalibrary   Supplies you’ll […]

Build a Bear

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This season’s teen craft is Build A Bear, a super simple program idea proposed by the Teen Advisory Board. It’s a stress-free hour of crafts with friends and peers. Participants stuffed their own plush bear and designed t-shirts. Here’s what we did:   Supplies bear “skins” * bear sized t-shirts […]

Minds in Motion 2019

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Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) Teen Buddies/Teen Club present their 8th annual art show. Teen artists shared their original handmade sensory art forms, photography, personal stories and a short live performance.   About PCDA: Since 1996, PCDA has worked to improve the lives of children and families affected by autism […]

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, a three-week girls’ coding camp at three library branches. The following is a summary project.   […]

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 […]