News and Noteworthy

Season’s Greeting (Cards) from Arts For Life!

October 14, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Celebrate the giving season by supporting young artists in hospitals across North Carolina with our special holiday cards This year, one artist from each of our four chapters contributed a design for our cards: Their bird-inspired winter scenes are colorful, whimsical, and sure to bring a smile to the faces of your clients, colleagues, friends […]

Lesson: Local Map Doodles

August 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

Have you noticed that “coloring” is having a moment? These days, you can buy coloring books everywhere – even in the grocery store line! This lesson offers the same mind-quieting, free-flowing benefits of coloring, with some added challenge and dimension. You can use that 1980’s atlas gathering dust on your highest bookshelf or – if […]

“No one uses real maps anymore…”

| By Annie Rogers

…except when they’re making art! That’s what the kids at the art table at the Valvano Day Hospital at Duke Children’s all agreed as they sat together transforming old black and white maps into colorful works of art using this Local Map Doodles lesson last week. The lesson is just one of sixteen different lessons […]

Lesson: Colorful House Collograph Prints

May 27, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.

2016 Roll & Stroll Kickoff Meeting!

May 3, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it’s our FIFTH year hosting this amazing event?  The Roll & Stroll is our primary fundraising event for our work at Brenner Children’s Hospital – and we’d love for you to be a part of the team to make this year’s the best it can possibly […]

Lesson: Animal Print Paper Quilts

April 27, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.

Lesson: Pastel Resist Bugs

| By Rachel Zink

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.

Museum on the Move!

April 1, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

What: Museum on the Move Pop-Up Art Exhibit: artwork from pediatric patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Arts For Life’s educational art programs, inspired by art in the permanent collection at Reynolda House Museum of American Art Who: Open to the public When: Thursday, April 21st from 5 – 7 pm Where: 3 Downtown Locations […]

When Student Becomes Teacher: The Art of Inspiring a Lesson Plan

| By Rachel Zink

Behind every unique, vibrant, inspiring piece of Arts For Life artwork… there is a unique, beautiful, inspiring artist. And a teacher who has coached, challenged, and encouraged that artist.   And behind each Arts For Life teacher, guiding and providing structure, is a curriculum full of unique, engaging, educational lesson plans. An excellent lesson plan […]