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Illustrator Ashley Barron on Becoming an Artist

The road to becoming an artist can have its share of self-imposed obstacles. Insecurity and perfectionism can prevent you from taking necessary risks with your art, and shyness can keep your work locked away where no eyes will ever see it.

Luckily, there are ways to combat these negative inner thoughts that may be stifling your creative growth as an artist. Here are some of my tips.

FEATURED TEEN PROGRAMS

Poetry Saved Our Lives

Work with some of Toronto’s finest young poets and showcase your talent at open mic events. Come out to a Poetry Saved Our Lives workshop this fall at locations across the city.

TPL TEENS BLOG

How to Survive Your Adulting Years

Adulting is also known as young adulthood, emerging adulthood, or any other terms out there to describe someone who is transitioning into becoming an adult. Put simply, you're learning to be an adult and doing "grown-up" things. But what does it mean to be an adult?

YOUNG VOICES MAGAZINE

Young Voices Writers Conference 2017

Toronto writers aged 12 to 19, this is for you! Get motivated at a full day of workshops led by professionals. Learn new skills, check out an open mic, win prizes and get published in an Instant Anthology!

CONNECT AND FOLLOW

FEATURED TEEN PROGRAM

BookShout!

BookShout! tickets are available now! Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults will be an afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices, including:

S.K. Ali, Kelley Armstrong, Elly Blake, Melanie Florence, Vicki Grant, Lesley Livingston, Richard Scrimger, and Teresa Toten.

In partnership with Mabel's Fables Young Adult Department.

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Have Your Say: Youth Survey

Are you between 13 and 24 years old? If so, please take a couple of minutes to take this survey. All information is gathered anonymously. It will help us figure out how to serve you better!