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Summer Learning Track: Teen Artists

Teens! This summer doesn’t have to be boring. Get creative learning about arts and crafts in the Teen Center at Richland Library and complete the Summer Learning Challenge!The Teen Center offers a variety of creative programs as well as books and technology related to the arts. Attend a program, read about art, or even learn how to draw from our extensive video collection. Get started with the following suggestions and stay entertained all summer:

Attend creative programs specifically for teens:

  • Flip your Photo Part 1: Selfies: 3-4:30, Thursday June 12, Teen Center
  • This interactive program will provide an introduction to Photoshop while teaching fun photography tips and tricks.

  • Flip your Photo Part 2: #photobombing: 3-4:30, Thursday June 19, Teen Center
  • Wouldn't it be great to have a photo with your favorite celebrity? Using advanced Photoshop techniques you'll learn how to photo bomb yourself into your favorite music video, or even sitting front row at an awards show.

  • Recycled Runway: 9AM-5PM, Monday July 28, Teen Center
  • If you love fashion and want to create your own original wardrobe, then join us for Recycled Runway. We're adding a twist to design by creating fashions using duct tape, bubble wrap, and other recycled materials.

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    Brush up on your art history:

  • Wideness & Wonder: The Art and Life of Georgia O’keefe
  • Annotated Mona Lisa
  • Drawing from memory
  • Artists Around the World
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    Explore novels with art themes:

  • Little Fish
  • Sketchy Behavior
  • Chopsticks
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    Get creative with instructional books & movies:

  • How to Draw Superheroes
  • Lauren Conrad Style
  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain DVD
  • Anatomy for Artists DVD

  • Amazon Says: Continuing Chronicle's acclaimed series of artist books for kids, Wideness and Wonder is the fascinating story of the mysterious and beloved artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Well-know more...
    Amazon Says: Continuing Chronicle's acclaimed series of artist books for kids, Wideness and Wonder is the fascinating story of the mysterious and beloved artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Well-known children's biography writer Susan Goldman Rubin traces the events that shaped O'Keeffe's art and how art influenced OKeeffe's life in return. Wideness and Wonder is colorful, accessible, and packed with the art that made O'Keeffe so renowned. less...
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    Drawing From Memory by Allen Say
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    Amazon Says: Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan’s premier cartoonist DRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As WWII raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained--and ultimately came to understand who he really is. Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, DRAWING FROM MEMORY presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us. less...
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    Little Fish: A Memoir by Ramsey Beyer
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    Amazon Says: Told through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student. Written in an autobiographical style with beautiful artwork, Little Fish shows the challenges of being a young person facing the world on her own for the very first time and the unease—as well as excitement—that comes along with that challenge. less...
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    Sketchy Behavior by Erynn Mangum
    Amazon Says: Drawing Conclusions or Drafting Disaster? Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don’t ask), sixte more...
    Amazon Says: Drawing Conclusions or Drafting Disaster? Other than harboring a somewhat obsessive fondness for Crispix and completely swearing-off boys after a bad date (don’t ask), sixteen-year-old Kate Carter is about as ordinary as they come, except for her two notable talents: art and sarcasm. After an introduction to forensic sketching in her elective art class, Kate discovers a third and most unexpected gift: criminal profiling. Her photo-quality sketch helps the police catch a wanted murderer and earns her celebrity status in South Woodhaven Falls. But when that murderer appears to be using his friends to exact revenge, Kate goes from local hero to possible target. Will she manage to survive? Will life ever be normal again? And will local news anchor Ted Deffle ever stop sending her flowers? less...
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    Amazon Says: After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out show more...
    Amazon Says: After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out shows across the globe. Now, as a teenager, Glory has disappeared. As we flash back to the events leading up to her disappearance, we see a girl on the precipice of disaster. Brilliant and lonely, Glory is drawn to an artistic new boy, Frank, who moves in next door. The farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness. Before long, Glory is unable to play anything but the song "Chopsticks." But nothing is what it seems, and Glory's reality is not reality at all. In this stunningly moving novel told in photographs, pictures, and words, it's up to the reader to decide what is real, what is imagined, and what has been madness all along.... less...
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    Amazon Says: The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait -- these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were  co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows readers everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts, and more! These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work. less...
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    Lauren Conrad Style by Lauren Conrad
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    Amazon Says: You've seen Lauren on TV and on the red carpets; you've seen her lounging at home and striding into fashion meetings; you've seen her dressing for a casual day with friends and working out what to wear for a night out. And she always looks fabulous! In this book Lauren reveals how you can adapt her classic, understated style for yourself. By far the most popular star to emerge from MTV's hit reality TV show The Hills, Lauren's career has gone from strength to strength. A style icon, TV superstar, bestselling novelist, and now a fashion designer in her own right, Lauren is the ultimate of fashionistas, and the star that every girl wants to look like. In this bestselling book, she offers tips on exactly how to create your own beautiful, unique look -- ensuring you look your gorgeous best for every occasion, without breaking the bank. Sharing her sources of inspiration and revealing her favourite looks, Lauren helps you create your own individual style and identify the absolute must-haves for your wardrobe. She examines her own fashion evolution -- from Californian-casual teen to camera-ready style icon -- and shows you how to have fun with clothes. From beauty advice and hair secrets to how to shop vintage or find the perfect T-shirt, Lauren Conrad Style unlocks the mysteries of being effortlessly chic. Now available in handy handbag size format, this style guide is packed full of gorgeous photographs and fun and flirty outfits. With Lauren's guidance, you'll look and feel amazing every day. less...
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    Amazon Says: Anatomy for Artists: The Human Form Revealed Completely Revised 2nd Ed. This is the only video of its kind produced specifically to address the needs of today s artists and art students. This video takes the art student through the various sections of the body describing the surface forms, underlying bone structure, and how they combine to allow the human form to move. This video surveys the human body highlighting: *muscular and skeletal systems *simple and complex muscle groups *crucial joints and body mechanisms *visible landmarks *proportions *body mechanics less...
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