Creations

Creations.Make it

Teenagers in Madison (WI) have a story to tell and the creations below have been posted as examples of the content they share while working with the library and our talented community partners.

The library's continuous efforts to connect with potential partners is what keeps the experiences current and dynamic, allowing the library to facilitate a wide range of hands-on workshops in all nine libraries and at partner locations around the city. While the Bubbler creations are the end product teen participants are focused on, Teen Bubbler workshop leaders are more concerned with relationship building and basic skill development.

Final exhibit from outside Central Library
Direct Message
Thas it, right there
That goin' be the name, direct message right there
Box that one, that's the... More...

Local musicians and sound engineers from the Media Lab at Central Library like to challenge Madison teens to express themselves in a positive... More...

picture of teens making an animated story

We think good books should have cool advertisements just like movies and that is why Bubbler animators want to help you create book trailers! This stop-motion animation project aims to expand the... More...

image of heart map

If you could draw a map of your your heart, what would it look like? 

 

Picture of a crumpled handwritten letter from a Madison teen.

 

Writing is an extremely personal way to share your story. Working with creative writing partners like the, Rob Dz,  ... More...

Teen taking picture on iPad

Not every creation Bubbler Teens make fits neatly into project categories.  Check out these unique and often impromptu creations!  

 

Drip, splatter, and spray large scale art! Painting workshops explore visual art and creative expression through the use of drawing, color, and painting, music and conversation. Starting with... More...

The Madison Story Project is a joint digital storytelling project between Madison Public Library and ... More...

Who is there for you when you need someone? What attributes draw you to him or her? To pay tribute to the important figures in their... More...

Of the many things to be found inside the Media Lab at Central Library, 3D World Building / Video Game Design is one of our main attractions. And... More...

An avatar is a form, creature, or symbol that can be used to reveal yourself to the world, and at the same time, to hide your identity. What would you choose to represent yourself to the world?... More...

Picture of board game "Race to Pluto"

There are five key elements to a successful board game: theme, mechanics, dynamics, aesthetics, aboutnessTeen Bubbler particpants are... More...

Gilded Generation midwest tribulation: a mixtape for social justice

This mixtape was conceived, written, recorded and produced by Clark Street Community School students. 

These tracks are the culmination of a semester's worth of work done by students... More...

Madison teens work with a variety of Bubbler artists to create collaborative collages. Sometimes the collage is the result of a meaningful discussion and sometimes it is the result of cool... More...

Teens making succotash

Making and sharing food is a great way for Madison Teens to get to know each other and their community.

Hip Hop Architecture

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp uses real world architecture skills and sociological study to design, plan and map a new vision for the community or contribute to creative peacemaking initiatives.... More...

Teens in the system reflect on what it feels like to be incarcerated.

food videos made by teens

Get your fill with these cooking videos created by Madison teens in the Seed to Table program. Operated by the... More...

Hand drawn picture of a map key

Maps do more than help us find our way. They are selective ways of imagining, representing and distorting our worlds. Map-making, or cartography, is the art of filtering and focusing the... More...

Teens and UW Students in Making Repairs session

Madison teens collaborate with local artists on projects that revolve around sewing and mending.

 

Madison Public Library has 24 stop-motion animation stations that are loved by both the newcomer and the seasoned animator. While 4 stations can always be found in the... More...

Too Much Sauce teen art exhibit

Too Much Sauce  
It means the sauciness of the kids
The creativity that the kids have
Their artistic flow

Too Much Sauce... More...

ARTinside: filling spaces, was a social sculpture project at the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center that used art to fill the empty spaces inside the facility, and perhaps... More...