Teen Tuesday: Make Art!

Are you good at art? Great! Are you not-so-good at art? Great! Have you never tried because you don’t think you can “do” art? Great! This is the week for you.

By Griffin Burgess & Mickey Vo 

Welcome to Week 4 of the Teen Summer Passport Program where we invite you to express yourself through art!

Are you good at art? Great! Are you not-so-good at art? Great! Have you never tried because you don’t think you can “do” art? Great! This is the week for you. 

Many people experience Imposter’s Syndrome when it comes to making art or calling themselves an artist, but this is all wrapped up in the idea that whatever you make has to be “good,” or maybe what you made is not as “good” as something somebody else made. But here’s a secret: Everybody feels this way, even your favorite artist.

Making art is about trying, having fun, and letting go of your comparison to others, some come join us and give one of these projects a go! 

If you want to start somewhere super simple and make something that only requires your imagination and a few things around your home, check out NPR’s “5 Art Projects to Try during Social Distancing.” 

If you want to try something new, check out our very own David demonstrating how to make really amazing art prints out of a potato!

Join us on Thursday at 10am to make radial relief origami live!

For more specific projects, here are some great beginner resources to help you get started. 

Make a stop motion film on Your phone or tablet!