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Barrington Area Library teens had a blast creating a stop motion animation video on the library's light bright wall!

The librarians were impressed by the creativity and collaboration demonstrated by the teens. Great work and remember, you can make a stop-motion video at home. Click on the links below to get specific instructions for your computer.
Step-by-step instructions: iMovie (Mac)
Step-by-step instructions: Windows Movie Maker


Everyone brought out their amazing artistic talents during our program Art with Apps. We used the following apps on the iPad to create amazing masterpieces!

Brushes 3
Kids Doodle
123D Sculpt
iPastels
Faces iMake
Auryn Ink

2:00 Art with Apps class:

Jeremy's art:



Chloe's art:



Cooper's art:



Kathleen's art



3:30 Art with Apps class:

Yuky's art:



Nancy's art:



Anthony's Art:



Zack's art:



Eva's art:



Paul's art




Adnan's art:


With just some pegboards, planks, clothespins, pipe cleaners, and funnels, kids and teens made amazing marble machines! You can see the talented designs that were made below.

Want to learn more about marble machines? Check out the Exploratorium's post on marble machines.

We had so much fun "painting" with light! The room was buzzing with creativity.  If you want to light paint at home, find a dark room, put a digital camera into manual mode, change the shutter speed to 15 seconds or long exposure setting, and use bright flashlights with focused light to "paint" in the air. It's that easy! Try out light painting at home and make sure to share your photos with the librarians!

More details about light painting and other cool projects can be found on the Exploratorium's blog.