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C R E A T E: Willow’s Creative Cats Lesson

| By Annie Rogers

Read the Book, Follow the Lesson! In the bright, whimsical world of Willow, the title character of this wonderful children’s book, trees are pink, skies are yellow, and snowmen are not always men. But Willow’s strict art teacher doesn’t agree. Over the course of the book, we watch grumpy Ms. Hawthorne, inspired by the free-willed […]

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M E E T: Exzavean

| By Annie Rogers

Exzavean, age 6 Arts For Life Artist What’s your favorite kind of art to make? I love to make masks. I love the strings and building things that make it 3D. Mask projects are my favorite because we make something we can wear. How do you get creative? I like to make things like power […]


Rise & SHINE! in Charlotte

August 10, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

PRESENTED BY Thursday, October 5 Charlotte Country Club 7:30AM – Check in & Breakfast is Served 8:15 – 9:00AM – Speaker’s Program SHARE about Rise & Shine on Facebook: To get involved in next year’s event, contact Rise & Shine Chair Christina Cottingham or Arts For Life Executive Director Rachel Zink. 2017 Rise & Shine […]

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Local Color! in Durham

August 1, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours Today. Snapshots from last year’s Local Color. Look how much fun! Huge thanks to our 2017 Local Color sponsors! Carol & Crafton Mitchell     Tickets On Sale Now! Get Yours Today. $50 for a Single Ticket – or – Reserve a Table for 10, for you and your […]


Pop-up! at Camino Brookstown

July 27, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

If you couldn’t make it to SECCA on July 6th for the Spoonful of Sugar opening reception, never fear! Select works from the show are on display at Camino Brookstown in Winston Salem now through September 29th. Stop in to view the delectable confection-inspired paintings created by young Arts For Life artists at Brenner Children’s […]

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Heartbeats Artwork at The Hop Asheville

| By Annie Rogers

Missed Arts For Life Asheville’s annual art show, HEARTBEATS,  on June 14th? Don’t worry! You can still view the artwork created by young artists at Mission Children’s Hospital at The Hop’s Merrimon Avenue location Stop by for a cool, delicious ice cream treat (like a scoop of chocolate-Oreo…yum!) and feast your eyes on some amazing […]

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M E E T: Hayley

July 21, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Hayley, age 14 Arts For Life Artist Has known about Arts For Life: Since this morning — today was my first visit to the art table! What is your favorite kind of art to make? Clay and Play Doh. How do you “get creative?” By my mind — you have to think about it before […]

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C R E A T E: Clothespin Sharks

| By Annie Rogers

Who knew clothespins could be so much fun?! In this whimsical little lesson, a simple clothespin is transformed into a ferocious (or friendly) chomping shark! Goals To create an interactive puppet using simple, everyday materials (clothespin) To play with overlapping and animation, incorporating a little surprise fish into the art project Vocabulary Overlapping: to extend […]