Spotlight

October is the time to IMAGINE

November 1, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

“Imagination will take you everywhere.”  -Albert Einstein Fall is upon us, and with it, the final leg of our 2016 Artist’s Journey. We spent the first part of the year REFLECTing in the cozy winter months, then CONNECTing with our peers and communities in the Spring. All summer long, we  EXPLOREd, and now we’re using […]

American Masterpieces Meet Bedside Studios

| By Annie Rogers

Have you ever left an art museum brimming with excitement, inspiration, and an overwhelming since of creative urgency? THAT is the feeling that inspired Museum on the Move, a collaboration between Arts For Life Winston Salem and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Beginning this spring, Arts For Life students and their families staying […]

Creative Tools to Last a Lifetime

October 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

Just about five years ago, I made one of the clearest memories I have ever made at Arts For Life. I was in a hospital room with Sydney, then 7 years old. I was sitting on the end of her bed. The hospital –  the doctors, the nurses, the pokes, the tests, the tension, the […]

Exploring the World: by Train, by Plane, by…Superhero?!

July 27, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

For most of us, summer, with its long sunny days and laid-back schedule, is the time of relaxation, exploration, travel and adventure. For many of the kids and families at our hospital art tables, however, a summertime vacation is not always possible.  That’s why in July and August, we are bringing exploration and adventure to […]

Brothers Angel, Edwin, and Diego all love the art table

Creating Art is a Family Affair

| By Annie Rogers

One day not very long ago, I was teaching at the art table in the Zeis Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic at Mission Hospital, and a family came in for their son’s yearly off-treatment follow-up appointment. I had known this family for a long time, and had really gotten to know them during the three years Ryan […]

Mia

Three-Year-Old Mia’s Take on the “Wizard of Oz”

September 24, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Mia made a movie, and we’re excited to share it with you! She crafted all the characters, designed the sets, and “directed” this stop-motion movie – with a little help from her digital art teachers, Jenna and Sukhu, and another Arts For Life artist, seventeen-year-old patient Nathan.   Thanks to you, this bit of movie […]

Artist Erica

Show Business! Spotlight On: Erica

August 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Our latest Winston-Salem art show, Art Amplified: A Fusion of Music & Visual Art, was on display this summer at the Southeastern Center for Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). We talked with exhibiting artist Erica about getting to be part of the BIG show.

Rima Boulos, Artist painting

Spotlight On: Rima

December 10, 2014 | By Rachel Zink

Meet nine-year-old Rima, who has been coming to our art table since 2010. She loves to “do art with Betsey or play guitar with Colin.”