I have been meaning to blog about this cool book Teens Go Green! Tips, Techniques, Tools and Themes for YA Programming. (by Valerie Colston, Libraries Unlimited Professional guides for Young Adult Librarians Series 2011) The book offers ideas for librarians on environmentally themed art projects that are also low cost., practical and hands-on to engage youth. The book starts with Part 1: Going Green, offering basic ideas on resources and supplies, tips on working with teens and art, along with promoting and marketing the programs and ideas. Part II: Art Programs and Projects takes up most of the book offering art project ideas with illustrations, purpose, topics, costs, age level, required material, programming related activities, timeframe, and ties to technology, with lots of extra resources lists too.
Besides purchasing this great teen art book, Colston is offering a 4 week Arts & Crafts for Youth Librarians Workshops, online, non-credit, held through Art Teacher on the Net, starting August 15, 2013 for $59. (sign up!)
Colston is actually an art professor and has worked for year teaching art programs with San Diego libraries and teaches 100 Art Ideas for Teachers through the UCSD extension department. She has also published 200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills and 200 Projects to get your in to art school.