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 […]

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.