Arts For Life Blog

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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Grant Award: Thanks, Mission VLC!

February 5, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

We’re thrilled to announce that Arts For Life has recently been awarded a $10,000 grant from Mission Health’s Volunteer Leadership Committee (VLC)! We will use the grant money to support our art table at the Olson Huff Center for Child Development.

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Lesson: Lichtenstein Portraits

January 31, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Roy Lichtenstein was an American Pop artist. His bold, colorful style took portraiture to a less serious place than it had been in history. He had fun with his portraits and often connected advertising and comic strip appearances. This lesson will help you create a fun portrait that guides your viewer to have an emotional response to the artwork.

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Bands4Good Challenge: The Votes Are IN!

December 17, 2014 | By Rachel Zink

We are a nonprofit partner in NC-based Doing Good Network™’s 2014 Bands4Good Challenge! The competition provides a stage for aspiring and cause-driven musicians to spread the word about their music while raising awareness and important funds for music education. Two artists raising money for Arts For Life have made it to the semifinals.