I've always admired just how creative teenagers can be. They often surprise us adults with their talent and determination, even though we shouldn't be surprised at all. Sometimes teens surprise themselves, too, when they try new things. Perhaps teens are less inhibited and more open to new ideas than grown ups are. If you are a teen, you are welcome to join other teens at one of the Silver Spring Library's special creative programs this fall. If you are lucky enough to have a teen in your life, please clue them in to the following opportunities.
Learn the basics of photography, including equipment, composition, and software. Ages 13 to 16. Meet other teens with an interest in photography, too. The club meets from 2:00-3:30 PM on the first and third Sundays of the month beginning October 4.
Basic skills of Photoshop and Illustrator for high schoolers presented by Gandhi Brigade Youth Media. This project based series will result in individually created posters inspired by World War II-era propaganda. Basic principles of effective strategic messaging, too. Mondays at 3:30 PM beginning October 5 in the Library Media Lab. Space is limited.
Writing the next bestseller? Love blogging or creating poetry? Join other teens and develop your writing voice. Friends, advice, and constructive feedback. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Writers' Association. Ages 13 to 18. Two Thursdays a month from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning October 8. 3rd floor Meeting Room.