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Art Amplified

Behind the Scenes of “Art Amplified”

August 12, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

It was fun to think BIG for our 2014 recycled cardboard exhibit, Outside the Box, at SECCA. So when our academic year intern, Katharyn Valier, began to think even bigger for this year’s show—proposing the idea to combine visual art and music, the two artistic focuses of our Winston-Salem chapter—we didn’t hesitate; the gears in our heads started moving and Art Amplified (which opens this week) is the grand, harmonious result!

Artist Erica

Show Business! Spotlight On: Erica

August 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Our latest Winston-Salem art show, Art Amplified: A Fusion of Music & Visual Art, was on display this summer at the Southeastern Center for Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). We talked with exhibiting artist Erica about getting to be part of the BIG show.

Art Amplified Show

Listen to the Music of Art Amplified

August 7, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Enjoy “Colors Reaching” by Colin Allured, inspired by 14-year-old Devin‘s artwork, “The Monstrosity.” Enjoy “Serious/Peaceful/Wistful” by Bill Stevens, inspired by 15-year-old Cindy‘s artwork, “Untitled.” Enjoy “What My Heart Beats For” by Becca Stevens, inspired by 18-year-old Tiffany‘s artwork of the same name. Enjoy “Here I Am” by Matt Kendrick, inspired by 9-year-old Karol‘s artwork, “Best […]

Uriah and Beril

July Is Color Theory Month!

July 26, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

You know that yellow and blue make green. Red and blue make purple. Yellow and red make orange. But do you know about complementary colors? Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors? Analogous colors? Color families? Warm and cool colors? Our students have been learning about them all this month!

Overlapping Glassware

Lesson: Overlapping Glassware

| By Rachel Zink

July is Printmaking + Color Theory Month at Arts For Life! Activities impress upon students the very important role color has in artistic composition, like this lesson, which helps them explore the brilliant effects of layering color.

Complimentary Color Name

Lesson: Complimentary Color Names

| By Rachel Zink

July is Printmaking + Color Theory Month at Arts For Life! Teachers have been impressing upon students the very important role color has in artistic composition, through activities like this Complimentary Color Names lesson.

Arts For Life Charlotte at Levine

We’re In the News: An Update From Charlotte!

July 8, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

You’ve already heard the news: that Arts For Life expanded to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte earlier this year. Now, our BIG news is, well, in the news! The Charlotte Observer recently featured us and our Charlotte chapter in their Health & Family section. Here’s a Charlotte update from Program Director Sarah Ness.

Neon Cheetah by Yareni, age 10

Lesson: Neon Animals

June 23, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

June is Animals + Paper Month at Arts For Life, and students across the state are creating fabulous specimens of every genus and species! Animals get the black-light treatment in this lesson, created by our Winston-Salem program director, Betsey McLawhorn. The end result is so bright you’ll have to wear shades!