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Finger Puppets

September is Creatures + Wearables Month!

September 24, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Kids at Arts For Life tables across the state have had to make room for some colorful characters this September—everything from bugs, to dancing robots, to symmetrical name aliens. That’s because it’s Creatures + Wearables Month!

Bug Finger Puppet

Lesson: Bug Finger Puppets

| By Rachel Zink

September is all about creatures at Arts For Life, and our young artists have been as busy as, well, bees creating flying bugs! With simple materials and these steps, you can make a working finger puppet at home.

Neon Cheetah by Yareni, age 10

Lesson: Neon Animals

June 23, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

June is Animals + Paper Month at Arts For Life, and students across the state are creating fabulous specimens of every genus and species! Animals get the black-light treatment in this lesson, created by our Winston-Salem program director, Betsey McLawhorn. The end result is so bright you’ll have to wear shades!

"Mondrian Bear"

Lesson: Mondrian Animals

February 26, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Combining the distinct painting style of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian with the fun challenge of drawing animals, Mondrian Animals are a fun way to explore and practice drawing, painting, art history, and color theory. Goals Learn about Art History while applying concepts learned into an original piece of artwork. Increase knowledge of a famous painter […]