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M E E T: Alisha

October 13, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Alisha, age 19 Arts For Life Artist What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Anything I can put in my room because I like to decorate my room with the art that I make. How do you “get creative”? I don’t have a plan, I just do what comes to my fingers. Why do […]

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C R E A T E: Animal Prints on Watercolor

| By Annie Rogers

When Arts For Life teachers pull out the printmaking supplies, it’s like a beacon: kids just gravitate to the art table. Something about the rolling tools, the squish of ink, the smooth-soft texture of drawing in Styrofoam; it’s just not like anything they’ve ever done before. (See this vintage footage of Arts For Life artist […]

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#getcreative #givecreative

September 22, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Calling All Movers, Shakers, Makers & Creatives! WHAT: #getcreative #givecreative 2017 Campaign WHEN: Nov. 2-3, 2017 WHY: To amplify Arts For Life’s mission through social media and raise much-needed funds HOW: With your help! At Arts For Life, we believe that ART IS FOR EVERYONE. Art is for the patients and families in our hospitals. […]

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C R E A T E: Soap and Oil Pastel Diamonds

September 13, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Have you ever drawn with SOAP? (Did you even know you could?) This lesson is always a hit at the art table because it involves using a familiar material (bar soap) in a very unfamiliar way. Sometimes Arts For Life teachers put out the container of cut-up soap bar pieces and make kids guess what […]

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M E E T: Danna and Tanya

September 12, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Danna, age 7, and Tanya, age 10 Arts For Life Artists (and sisters!) What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Danna: Drawing projects. I loved making the “Willow’s Creative Cat” project! Drawing all the patterns on the big cat was silly and fun! Sharpies are my favorite material. Tanya: 3D art! I had fun […]

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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 […]

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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 […]