Express Yourself!

How do you let the world know who you are? How do you let out everything that has bottled up inside you?

Express Yourself!!!

Through Music & Dance:

  • Head to the BeatLab! Create your own beats and add sounds with the click of a mouse, then share your tracks.
  • You could also go to UJAM to create songs, remix your favorites, or create ‘Hollywood Moments’ with their app!
  • Audition for a musical or chorus! Go to the Des Moines Playhouse  or The Iowa Youth Chorus for more information.
  • Check out these books at your library! (click on the cover for the Des Moines Public Library’s catalog)

            Shiva's Fire           Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Through Art:

  • Go to Big Huge Labs and turn your images into posters, puzzles, wallpaper, pop art and more. 
  • Create your own artwork in the style of Jackson Pollock here.
  • Check out these books at your library! (click on the cover for the Des Moines Public Library’s catalog)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian     Autobiography of My Dead Brother  Just Duct Tape It!

Manga for the Beginner Shoujo: Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Most Popular Style of Japanese Comics

Through Writing:

  • Take just five minutes a day to jot down your thoughts in a journal.
  • If you like writing, try weebook. It is an online community where you can share your works, get feedback from other writers & readers, and find other books to read.
  • You can also submit your work to  TeenInk. They depend entirely on teen writers for their national magazine.
  • Check out these books at your library! (click on the cover for the Des Moines Public Library’s catalog)

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems  Bronx Masquerade    Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing

 

Try something new today!

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