Express Yourself

You have something to say – find your voice
Express your creativity and your opinion

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Art

If art is your thing check out these sites.

Poetry, Art... Make a Statement

Art Zone -- from the National Gallery of Art, this interactive art page is for all ages

BigHugeLabs -- "Do fun stuff with your photos" is this site's slogan. You will find tools to turn your images into posters, puzzles, wallpaper, pop art and more. And BigHugeLabs makes sharing your creations on Flickr and Facebook easy. Give it a try.

Doppel Me -- create avatar, no flash or ActiveX required!

How to Draw Manga -- from Manga University

Jackson Pollock -- create your own artwork in the style of Jackson Pollock

National Cartoonist Society -- how to be a cartoonist – lessons and career advice

PicMonkey -- online photo editing

Red Studio at MOMA -- Don't miss the activities and links section of this teen/MOMA collaboration.

Your Paintings -- The BBC has begun a project to put the paintings of the United Kingdom online — over 100,000 so far and you can help tag them.

See the Fine Arts section of our Homework page for more art related sites.

Crafts

Craft Magazine -- this is a great resource for crafters of all levels.

Etsy -- get inspired or sell your own crafts.

Ravelry -- if you knit or crochet, this site is for you. Find patterns, share your work and connect with other knitters.

Create Music

BeatLab -- Create your own beats and add sounds with the click of a mouse, then share your tracks. If you're out of ideas, try rolling the dice!

Soundation -- If you're new to audio production, check out the help menu and try the tutorial for tips to use this robust online tool.

UJam -- This site's motto is "make your own music — be heard".

Poetry and Writing

Do you express yourself with words? Submit your work to the sites below.

Looking for inspiration?
Click on the book covers below to see a sample of our collection

see Greenwich Library's Teen poetry and writing offerings

High School Journalism -- for teens considering journalism as a career

IPL Teen -- Teen Poetry Wiki on Internet Public Library

Poetry Express -- this site will help you improve your writing skills

Poets.org -- from the Academy of American Poets this site provides poetry resources for teens

Teen Ink - Poetry -- all it takes is a few clicks to publish your poetry

Write It -- This valuable resource delves into the writing process for teens and offers opportunities to get your work published. This Scholastic site includes resources for teachers as well.

Social Networking

The web provides lots of ways to join the discussion,
share your opinions and showcase your talents.

Facebook -- connect with friends

Twitter -- have your say in 140 characters or less

Flickr -- share photos

Pinterest -- "Online pinboard to organize and share the things you love"

Read YA Lit -- discuss literature

YouTube -- broadcast yourself

Weebly -- create your own website

Wordpress -- start your own blog