Arts For Life Blog

Recycled Water Bottle Crowns

Lesson: Water Bottle Crowns

April 22, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

On Earth Day and every day, Arts For Life is committed to creating unique, student-made art with materials that may otherwise end up in a landfill. With this lesson, students turn a landfill regular—the water bottle (it’s estimated that 38 billion bottles aren’t recycled each year)—into a wearable work of art!

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Charlotte! Bring the Arts to Patients & Families

| By Rachel Zink

Want to learn more about Arts For Life at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital? Join us for a special Info Session + Open House on Wednesday, April 29, in the Gorelick Conference Room at Levine Children’s Hospital! You’ll learn more about Arts For Life’s educational arts programs and the volunteer and internship experience. Info […]

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AVL: Volunteer & Intern Info Session

April 3, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Want to learn more about teaching opportunities at Mission Children’s Hospital? Join us for a special Info Session on Tuesday, April 7, at the United Way Building, Conference Room #1! You’ll learn more about Arts For Life’s educational visual art, music, and creative writing programs and the volunteer and internship experience. Information session attendees are […]

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The Magic of Arts For Life Radio

March 27, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

In 2014, Arts For Life Durham found its musical match with music teacher William Dawson. But you don’t have to take our word for it: You can hear for yourself on Arts For Life Radio!

“The Ruby Heart Adventure”

March 23, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

The Ruby Heart Adventure was dreamed up, designed, costumed, directed by, and starring patients and siblings at Brenner Children’s Hospital! Enjoy this season’s newest blockbuster with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite movie candy.

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TRIANGLE: Teachers Wanted!

March 6, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

If you’ve resolved to be more involved and have a positive impact in your community in the new year, we hope you’ll consider volunteering with Arts For Life at Duke Children’s Hospital! Our volunteer and intern teachers make a real difference in the lives of our patients and families—all while having fun and being creative. Want to […]

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The Great Human Race

| By Rachel Zink

Mark your calendars and lace up those running shoes! Join us in Durham for this fun 10K/5K/walk to support Arts For Life and many other Triangle nonprofits. Click here to register and get all the details.

"Mondrian Bear"

Lesson: Mondrian Animals

February 26, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Combining the distinct painting style of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian with the fun challenge of drawing animals, Mondrian Animals are a fun way to explore and practice drawing, painting, art history, and color theory. Goals Learn about Art History while applying concepts learned into an original piece of artwork. Increase knowledge of a famous painter […]

Love Monster Puppet

Lesson: Love Monster Puppets

February 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and a love monster makes a perfect valentine—one that can be enjoyed long after the holiday has passed! This lesson will help you tap into your imagination to create a love-filled, interactive puppet.