Arts For Life Blog

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M E E T: Ronni

March 21, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

Ronni, age 10 Arts For Life Artist How long have you known about Arts For Life? I’ve been coming to the art table for about 5 or 6 years when my sister comes for her appointments. What is something interesting about you? I love school & art. I love school because I really like doing […]

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M E E T: Debbie

February 20, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

Debbie, Teaching Volunteer with Arts For Life at Duke Children’s Hospital How do you get creative? I’ve always allowed myself a creative space in my home – filled with wonderful books on creativity and CLOSETS full of fun art materials. I believe that creativity is something that we all have – it’s easier for some […]

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C R E A T E: Mixed Media Flowers

| By Annie Rogers

If we had a Lesson Plan Hall of Fame, this one would definitely be in it. It’s simple, approachable, and easily tweaked to accommodate all ages and abilities. Plus: painting! And watercolor effects! and glue and buttons! Seriously, what more could you want from an art lesson? But really, the magic of it — the […]

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Spring Awakening Art Show

January 30, 2018 | By Rachel Zink

Asheville’s Grovewood Gallery to Host Spring Awakening, a Pediatric Patients’ Exhibition to Benefit Arts For Life Exhibit Dates: April 7 – April 23, 2018 Opening Reception: April 7 from 2 – 5pm From April 7 through 23, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host Spring Awakening, a pediatric patients’ exhibition to benefit Arts For Life, an […]

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C R E A T E: Cubism Self-Portraits

January 23, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

As the first month of the year, January often signals a fresh new start. And fresh new starts naturally inspire introspection and self-exploration. This self-portrait lesson is the perfect art project to honor this inspiration. What’s more, all you need are some scraps of paper and your favorite drawing tools. Go ahead: wriggle into your […]

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M E E T: Alexa

January 12, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

I think art is important because without art, I would be so sad. A lot of children like to do art so if there’s no art no children would be able to have art, do art, and be happy.

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C R E A T E: Winter Patterned Tree Collages

December 15, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

‘Tis the season for sparkle and shine, and this lesson delivers on both! Metallic paint and Sharpies are always much-coveted materials at our art tables, and at this time of year, you can find them almost anywhere. Embrace the sparkle! Time Frame: 30mins-1hr Skill Level: age 4+ Goals: To explore patterns and repetition through both […]

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Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine

December 11, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Thursday, March 15, 2018. It’s a powerful, fun, and easy way for you to help bring the healing power of the arts to children who need it most: kids and teens in treatment at Brenner Children’s Hospital. […]