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Teen Ink Contests 
Enter any one of 8 different contests to win various prizes, including the chance to get your artwork or writing published in a national publication.

Project Runway 
The official site for "Project Runway" Season 9 offers video, designer portfolios, Rate the Runway photos, blogs and more.

Mod Podge Rocks! 
Decoupage, or using paper or other objects to decorate something, allows you to create unique, cool stuff.

Discover new music and directly support the artists who create it. Artists, sell your music and merchandise directly to your fans. Basic service is free.

Style Rookie 
Blog of freshmen fashionista Tavi Gevinson.

Architect Studio 3D 
Frank Lloyd Wright will guide you through the process of designing a house, and you'll be able to "walk through" a 3D model of it when you're done.

Online Music Theory Helper 
Select a lesson, trainer and tools to help you become a better musician.

Art.Write.Now Awards 
Apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have your work exhibited or published.

Scholastic Art Awards | Writing 
Submit your art and writing for a chance to win awards and scholarships! Minneapolis College of Art & Design coordinates our regional competition between mid December and mid January.

Scholastic Art Awards | Visual Arts 
Submit your art and writing for a chance to win awards and scholarships! Minneapolis College of Art & Design coordinates our regional competition between mid December and mid January.

Vimeo Video School 
Online tutorials on how to create videos, including how to edit, what equipment you need, what you need to do behind the scenes, and more!

Create cartoons fast even if you can't draw yourself using easy-to-modify graphics.

Click-n-drag speech bubbles, props, panels and characters to make your own Web comic, and create mashups with other creators.

Fashion Templates Tutorials 
Learn how to draw body templates to use in designing clothes, as well as being able to download free templates you may use.

International Music Score Library Project 
Free musical scores you can search by composer, melody, instrumentation or genre, and recordings by composer.

Apply to receive once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, access to scholarships and national recognition in 9 different areas including cinema, dance, music, photography, theater, visual arts and writing.

Figment: Write Yourself In 
Teens, this is your place to read, write and connect with other teen writers. Share your writing and discover new stories and authors. Enter their online writing contests or participate in the figment forums and write yourself in.

Nintendo Papercrafts 
Create favorite characters and props from Nintendo games out of paper.

A Singular Creation 
Art tips & tutorials, art contests opportunities and more.

Digital Camera Info 
Reviews feature consider the camera's image quality, handling, portability, control, ease of use, and other key areas.

Minneapolis Photo Center 
Become a student member for $15/month and get discounts and access to training, equipment, and studio space.

Anime Outline 
Drawing tutorials for anime and manga.

WonderHowTo: Dance 
How-to videos on all types of dance styles - from break dancing to ballroom dancing to Gangnam style!

Elle Girl 
Street chic, Fashion Spotlight, and Style blog from Elle.

Seventeen Fashion 
All the latest fashion trends and celebrity style from Seventeen magazine.

Teen Voices 
Get your own ideas published in this teen-authored journal.

Teen Ink 
Journal written by teens for teens.  You can submit articles for consideration.

A community of crafters share step-by-step instructions on everything from recipes to jewelry to robots.

YARN Literary Journal 
YARN is an online literary journal dedicated to publishing high quality creative writing for young adult readers, ages 14-18. Do you write poetry, essays or fiction?  They are seeking submissions from teens and they can't wait to see your creative writing.

Cyberseams YouTube Channel 
Watch videos on how to sew, knit, upholster, craft, make clothes, and more.

Make a Whole New Wardrobe 
Don't throw out your old clothes! Recycle your way to a new look.

Fashion Club 
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising tells all about careers in fashion, celebrity trends, the latest styles, and more.

Blog that describes projects and links to instructions on how to make them.

Teen Vogue 
Not only fashion but beauty and decorating tips from Vogue.

Recycle Your Clothes into New DIY Fashions 
Neck ties into belts, jeans into purses, t-shirts into tank tops and more.

All Free Crafts 
Free craft projects and easy homemade gift ideas. Includes patterns for sewing, knitting and more.

Magnetic Poetry Online 
Play with words without all the fuss of little tiny magnets

Cinema: Interactive Film Making Workshop 
Learn about screenwriting, directing, producing, acting, and editing films.

Speech Topics: Help, Advice and Ideas 
Free speech topics lists with more than 5,250 persuasive, informative and other speech ideas, speech writing tips, how to guides, tutorials and information on outlining your speech topic for public speaking.

Monologue Archive 
Find comic, dramatic or classic monologues to perform or audition with.

Teen Poetry Wiki 
Add your poetry to this wiki found on the Internet Public Library's Teenspace.  Read what other teens have written.

Science of Music 
Learn how to compose, mix, dance, drum, and listen to music while exploring the science behind it.

Young Dance 
Modern dance classes and performance opportunities for youth.  First dance class is free, then you can come up with an affordable payment plan.  Scholarships are available.

Walker Art Center for Teens 
Find cool art events or even apply to the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council to help connect other teens with art.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Youth 
Discover youth programs, classes, and art camps hosted by the MIA and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

The Loft Literary Center 
Sign up for classes, join a writing group, and find out about literary events in Minneapolis.

Xelias Circus School 
Classes include tumbling, stretching, strength conditioning, and aerial skills. You will have to pay for the classes. The school is in NE Minneapolis.

Children's Theatre Company for Teens 
Take classes at the theatre to learn how to perform as well as produce shows.

Perpich Center for Arts Education: Arts High School 
Apply to be one of 310 students in an innovative, tuition-free public high school delivering a comprehensive education centered in the arts. The school is open to all 11th and 12th grade students who are Minnesota residents. AHS offers instruction in six arts areas: Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater and Visual Arts.

Guthrie Theater Classes for Teens 
Low cost classes and camps for teens interested in acting, dancing or playwriting.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Youth Programs 
Check out MCAD's summer classes for teens 12-14 and 15-18, or their Summer Expressions Sessions where you live on campus for 2 weeks as an introduction to art school. Learn about video, media, and music production and design, as well as about the visual arts.

MN Spoken Word Association 
Explore the local spoken word community and find info on projects, open mics, and slams. 

ThreeSixty: Teen Journalists 
A St. Paul youth journalism program that helps Minnesota teens – particularly minority youth – tell the stories of their lives and communities, practice the skills of active citizenship, learn the basics of good reporting and strong writing and pursue careers in journalism and communications.

Merlyn's Pen 
Get published online and in their print magazine.  Track your submission online through the publishing process and learn even more!

Alloy Style 
Fashion Police, Best Dressed Celebrities, and more from Alloy magazine.

HGTV Teen Bedrooms 
Sophisticated to sassy decorating ideas, for guys, too!

Last updated: Jun. 14, 2013
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