Julia's Studio: Creative Workshops for Teens

What is Julia's Studio?

On Wednesdays in July 2018, BPL will offer a free series of creative workshops just for teens! We'll have an exciting array of instructors and creative projects. All sessions revolve around this year's theme: Life in 3D.  Each workshop is designed to be inclusive, expressive, and fun, and all levels of artistic ability are welcome.

These workshops are offered in memory of our former teen librarian, Julia Nelson, who inspired us all with her vivacity and courage.

All four workshops will be held in the 1st floor program room at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Avenue:

Wednesday, July 4 (1:30pm – 3:30pm): DIY Figurines, Part 1: "Make It."

Ever been interested in learning how to sculpt figurines, charms, and other items? In this two part workshop, we will give you tips and tricks on how to make and design your own figures. In session 1, we learn what tools are needed to make DIY figurines. After a demo, we will then experiment by making our own creations with air dry clay.

Wednesday, July 11 (1:30pm – 3:30pm): DIY Figurines, Part 2: "Paint It." (Teens must first attend the prior workshop, Part 1, on July 4)

In part two of this workshop series, we will paint the clay creations we made the previous week. Tips for painting techniques and colour mixing will be given. We'll get creative!

Wednesday, July 18 (1:30pm – 3:30pm): Stitch a Scrappy Stuffie. 

Stitch a scrappy stuffie: Design and sew your own quirky character. We'll have an assortment of fabrics, buttons, beads and other bits and bobs for you to use, but feel free to bring any of your own supplies if you like. We will be hand sewing our stuffies, and absolutely no previous experience is required.

Wednesday, July 25 (1:30pm – 3:30pm): Soap Making

Discover how to create soap at this fun workshop!

Teens entering Grades 8-12 can attend more than one workshop.  Registration is required for each workshop.  Registration opens on Friday June 15th.