From Starting a Band to Launching a Fashion Company, Nine Ways to Turn Your Creative Talent Into Reality
While arts education budgets continue to diminish and organizational resources become scarce, teens’ desire to participate in creative adventures and the importance of those outlets grow. Parents and teachers know it’s critical to nurture creativity, but often the practical directives are hard to find. What’s a gal to do with all those brilliant ideas?
Indie Girl (April 2008; Zest Books; $16.95 US; 136 pages; four-color illustrations; paperback; ISBN-13: 978-0-9790173-3-9) takes nine artful projects from concept to reality.
• Start a band
• Publish a ’zine
• Create an art Exhibit
• Form a dance troupe
• Make a parade
• Film a TV show
• Put on a play
• Launch a fashion company
• Hold a poetry slam
Combining step-by-step instructions with encouraging, personal insight from professionals in each field, Indie Girl makes it easy (and relatively cost-efficient) to create art. By empowering girls with knowledge and motivation, Indie Girl is the road map to a world of transformation.
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From Starting a Band to Launching a Fashion Company, Nine Ways to Turn
Your Creative Talent Into Reality
by Arne Johnson and Karen Macklin
April 2008; $16.95 US;
136 pages; four-color illustrations; paperback original
Ages 12+, Teen nonfiction
Karen Macklin is a San Francisco-based writer and editor. She has written for more than a dozen publications, including The New York Times, San Francisco Weekly, and Yoga Journal.
Arne Johnson has been a film journalist and filmmaker for nearly 10 years. One of our favorite works is Girls Rock!, which has been screened at several film festivals around the world. He has written for The Onion, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Examiner.