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 […]

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 […]

The Adventurer’s Cap — art by Miko Sellier

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 1st place High School category Miko Sellier Grade 9, Bellarmine Jefferson High School “The Adventurer’s Cap” Colored pencils and ink; 20 x 16 inches This is absolutely stunning. It’s eye catching with excellent composition and superb colors. It’s beautifully executed and it’s apparent the artist […]

Prologue to Waking Up in a New World — art by Kristina Yin

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 2nd place High School category Kristina Yin Grade 11, Flintridge Preparatory School “Prologue to Waking Up in a New World” Multimedia colored pencils; 7 x 10.5 inches This image has great balance and color contrast—the use of color juxtaposed with black and white focuses […]

One-Way Street — art by Kira Toal

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One City One Story 2017 Art Contest 3rd place High School category Kira Toal Grade 10, Immaculate Heart High School “One-Way Street” Ink; 12 x 9 inches Is this person traveling through another dimension? That’s certainly what comes to mind at first look. It’s an interesting, intricate, and very detailed design […]