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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. […]

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Swing for the Kids!

December 6, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 12, 2018 at Falls Village Golf Club in Durham Swing for the Kids is a premier charity golf tournament supporting Arts For Life. Now in its third year, this event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year (and last year was a huge success!). This exciting day of […]

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The Heartbeat Sessions

December 1, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

The Heartbeat Sessions are a growing collection of musical recordings, highlighting the collaboration between young patients and music professionals in the Asheville community. Each session involves incorporating a digital recording of a pediatric patient’s heartbeat into a song selected or created by the patient and their family. The song and the heartbeat are recorded together, […]

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Rise & SHINE! in Winston-Salem

November 27, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Thursday, March 15, 2018 Forsyth Country Club 7:30AM – Check in & Breakfast is Served 8:15 – 9:00AM – Speaker’s Program REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Can’t make it on March 15 but still want to help bring creativity and color to kids at Brenner Children’s Hospital? Make a gift online today.  Interested in Sponsoring or serving as […]

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Berlin Brothers Christmas Orchestra Concert

November 16, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Buy your tickets for the Friday, December 22nd performance and your holiday merry-making will benefit Arts For Life! (And you may just see a surprise guest appearance from a famous Arts For Life staff member!) Buy your tickets HERE! The Berlin Brothers Orchestra is a 32-piece band including a full horn section and expands to […]

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M E E T: Jerri

| By Annie Rogers

  Jerri, Arts For Life Teaching Volunteer and Master Art Lesson Prepare-er Extraordinaire What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Collage and Block Printing.  Why do you think art in the hospital is important? Because it helps an individual relax enough to learn about themselves.  Who inspires you? In terms of art and creativity: […]